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An Iot-Based Approach To Support Infrastructure Monitoring Needs By Public Civil Protection Organizations
The evolution of technology in the last decade predicts a future where technology is disseminated in the environment in order to merge with the environment itself, being omnipresent. This world paradigm has been associated with the Internet of Things concept or, according to several authors, with the Internet of Everything concept. The potential massive dispersion of technology, which, with the pro-gress of nanotechnology, will be increasingly miniaturized, combined with high-performance and universal communication networks, will revolutionize the con-cept of monitoring, resulting in profound changes in various sectors of activity and knowledge. In this context, this article presents a model based on the Internet of Things in order to respond to the growing needs of monitoring by the Civil Protection Public Organizations, who are responsible for monitoring several pa-rameters and produce multiple information and reports in the context of the secu-rity of populations and territories. Finally, it is presented a prototype implemented according to the proposed model capable of monitoring monoliths dispersed in the territory, as a way of acting preventively, avoiding merely reactive actions af-ter disaster situations.