Principle of Technology
GFZ- German Research Center for Geoscience, Potsdam and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany has given us the brain / principle for the technology. GFZ has developed an algorithm (acceleration, speed and frequency of earthquakes) and Secty Electronics GMBH has programmed this algorithm in software. Our brain is based on 100 years (2012) of scientific analysis of earthquakes of the world by GFZ. Onsite EWS developed by Secty Electrronics senses the primary waves of an earthquake and its eight threshold values are programmed in such a manner by GFZ, Potsdam to calculate the intensity of 5 at the threshold value 01 and triggers alarm at the intensity of 6 (threshold value 02).
Threshold values 03, 04, 05, 06 and 07 are programmed in such a manner to shut off the running applications, like parking of elevators to nearest floors, shut off gas/power/water supply, and open exit gates.
Threshold value 08 tells that earthquake is in the building.
It is very useful for IT sectors, Educational Institutions, Shopping Malls, Public Buildings, Industries, Apartments, Multi-story buildings, Hotels, Cinemas, Shopping Malls, Public Buildings, Industries, Bridges, Tunnels, Public Warning, Metro/ Railways, Nuclear/ Power Stations, Oil refineries etc.
“To set up, maintain, review and upgrade the mechanism for early warning for early warning and dissemination of proper of proper information to public” is a mandatory provision of the National Disaster Management Act 2005 under serial no. 30 of Chapter IV at clause “xiv”.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has already issued guidelines April 2015 to various departments/ Ministries in Government of India at S.No. 5 of the guidelines under heading “Preparedness” at clause 5.11 for “EOC/communication/ early warning”. All State and Disaster Management Authorities are bound to follow the National Disaster Management Act 2005. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has also directed NDMA recently to ensure for total preparedness on disasters vide its judgment dated 8th May 2017 while disposing off Writ Petition (Civil) no. 823 of 2013.
It is indeed our pleasure by informing you that the initiative taken by Haryana Government in 2016 by installing “Earthquake Onsite Early Warning and Security System” at New Secretariat, Sector-17, Chandigarh and Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurugram has set a direction to the country. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has recently followed Haryana Government’s decision and decided to install such devices in all units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Hindustan Prefab Ltd, a public Sector undertaking of Ministry of Urban Affairs, Government of India has recently done rate contract with us for the purpose.