The world of IoT devices is vast and ever-growing. We have become dependent on these devices creating a new way of implementing new technologies or recreating existing ones in mobile, connected, and flexible platforms. The vast implementations of technologies are certainly crucial but with it comes a very critical aspect that most have missed completely: Security. Welcome to Knoton IoT device series! We at Innovo have developed a new method to personal security, connectivity, tracking, enterprise level security, monitoring, and blockchain device transactions.
We took a fresh new perspective to personal security especially for children. Having to have a paid person to watch your children or fumbling with a phone trying to reach someone in an emergency is not the best approach to handling security or emergencies; what if the emergency is immediate or the child gets out of reach? This is why we created a smart device that lets you track your child within a geofence; as soon as the child approaches it, a slew of notifications and map location are sent to your phone or tablet as well as an audible alarm. If an emergency takes place to a person carrying the Knoton, that person is able to send (on demand) their precise location, 10 seconds of audio and video, as well as an emergency call to 911 alerting them to the location of the person and the extent of the emergency (E911 based when available).
We have equipped a version of the Knoton with a high-resolution low-light performing camera that watches the surrounding of the person wearing it; it can be a child, a law enforcement officer, a soldier, or whoever needs this level of immediate reaction before their own mind reacts to predefined events. The Knoton is a smart device that utilizes a variety of motion sensors, location data, ambient sensors, a high-resolution camera, an always connected modem, and a sophisticated back-end AI cloud to act in urgent situations. The following are few examples of use-cases and features of this incredible device:
• Child tracking and geofencing. By utilizing the built-in GPS, motion and ambient sensors, and proprietary circuitry, the Knoton can react to several scenarios that can protect, track, and interact with the child. It is like having a security team with the child watching for any event that can cause any harm to the child. The Knoton is the ultimate family bodyguard!
• School ENS Emergency System. School emergencies are vast and wide and we hear about them on the news almost every day. One of our major use cases for the Knoton is to be able to instantly alerts students, guardians, and faculty members of an emergency; this way, the emergency can be contained and minimized as much as possible. Knoton units are installed in various locations in Schools. When an emergency takes place, the Knoton is activated sending a slew of messages AND calls to every student, guardian, and faculty member of the ongoing emergency and will also activate the school's audio system to automatically announce the emergency for anyone without a cell phone. When available, an E911 signal is sent so that emergency personnel are alerted and call right away! The Knoton is Schools Guardian!
• Personal emergency alert and notification system. Anyone can carry the Knoton; in the event of an emergency, the person carrying the Knoton can activate a slew of alarms, messages, audio/video recording, and 911 contacting with a press of a button (or predefined interaction modes such as shock). You are always safer with Knoton!
• Location identification through GPS and Camera (identified on Google map for immediate navigation). The data sent by the Knoton contains location data, SMS data, cellular data, voice, and video as defined by the user. The Knoton is your beacon!
• The Knoton is also one of the first IoT devices to be a blockchain device that can verify and validate securely any transaction. This device will be a first in the IoT cryptocurrency and cryptography on the go ecosystem. The Knoton is in the chain!
• Facial recognition of registered perpetrators (such as sexual predators and offenders). The Knoton views the surrounding of the user looking for faces (by default). These faces are continuously sent to a backend server that uses AI to identify these faces based on newly developed algorithms and alert the Knoton carrier (as in a law enforcement officer or soldier) or parents as in baby or child tracking/monitoring based on predefined criteria. The Knoton is child’s best friend!
• Infant monitoring and prevention of flip induced sudden death syndrome. The Knoton can be used at home to monitor infants. The infant images are analyzed locally (on the Knoton platform) to produce the fastest reaction time to the infant flipping on their face and prevent sudden death syndrome. The Knoton saves lives!
• Home automation (with the use of the included Wi-Fi connectivity). The Knoton can be used in a home/office Wi-Fi network to act as realistic switches to perform automated tasks such as lighting control, scenario automation, shades control … etc. The Knoton is your key to peace of mind!
• Silent alarm applications. The Knoton’s extreme connectivity flexibility enables enterprises, banks, retail places, homes, and any place where a silent alarm is needed to have a silent alarm virtually anywhere needed; inside a drawer, under a desk, inside a walk-in fridge … etc. The Knoton can be the only way out!
• Military application as a solder wearable device for automatic identification of known and registered terrorists and criminals. The Knoton can identify terrorists in a battlefield making soldiers even safer from silent attackers. The military grade Knoton is an extremely powerful asset a solder can have; being able to identify a terrorist between groups of people is tactically crucial for the survival of the soldier. The Knoton is the shield in the battlefield!
• Easy setup via Bluetooth. The Knoton has a truly unique method of setting up. Nevertheless, it is easy and intuitive. Using Bluetooth, the user can graphically (easy) setup their Knoton to be in the mode they require. The software takes the user input and translates it into a detailed setup internally for the Knoton. The Knoton speaks your visual language!
• All day (24 hour) operation via a rechargeable battery through a USB type C connector. The Knoton goes where you do!
There are many other use-cases for the Knoton but we are concentrating on the security aspect of this device. The military rugged, water proof, dust-proof, and magnetic interference proof version is anticipated to be a major player in the battle field for solders in foreign territories as well as local troubled areas.
We are very excited to be working on the various versions of the Knoton so that it enables you to feel and be part of an ecosystem that keeps you and your safety in the center of it all!