Date Added: Nov 2009
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are rapidly emerging as a potential networking technology for usage in various emergency situations. WSNs offer capability to locally and collaboratively sense and interpret collected data from the environment and, correspondingly, react to various situations. This paper presents a small scale WSN testbed for early fire detection. The testbed comprises wireless sensor nodes - Sun SPOTs, different additional sensors and appropriate accessories which provide real time monitoring of the environmental parameters and on-time notification system. The testbed serves as a proof-of-concept and is further extendable for many different applications and outdoor settings.