A city in Poland, Olsztyn, has become the first to implement blockchain technology to streamline emergency services, Cointelegraph reports. By now, a trial run of the technology called SmartKey has completed. As a result, by utilizing the Ethereum network, it will assist emergency services like police, ambulance, and fire brigades.
This project has become the first such use of blockchain. According to the source, it will work by connecting the devices rescue teams are currently using, Teltonika, with a smart contract on the Ethereum network. Thus, thanks to this technology, rescue teams will be able to swiftly enter the building where an incident takes place without the need to look for the owner.
Local authorities seem to be satisfied with using blockchain as the solution to aid emergency services. It promotes citizen safety by ensuring a quick response of rescue teams. Cointelegraph suggests that such implementation of blockchain technology can pave way for the development of smart cities. In such cities, data collection with sensors and technologies helps in the effective management of resources.
All in all, the shift to a more interconnected world has been happening for several decades already. However, it seems that blockchain technology and its different implementations can play a significant role in speeding up the process of creating a smart, connected world.