German IoT startup Dryad wants to help prevent forest fires

A German setup wants to use IoT sensors and a wireless-mesh network to discover forest fires within 10 minutes to an hour of when they set as opposed to the hours or even days it can take using running methods based on thermal imaging_ satellite surveillance and ethnical smoke spotters.

Dryad Networks is developing sensors to discover gases associated with forest fires and engineering how to network them using LoRaWAN and other wireless technologies so the data they gather can be analyzed in the companys cloud.

The sensors are best located almost 10 feet off the ground in trees_ secured by screws_ making it more hard for nation or wildlife to derange them and ensuring they wont be obscured by grass or fallen leaves_ according to founder and CEO Carsten Brinkschulte_ a habitue of Apple and SAP.