Tribal.Systems Early Earthquake Home Alarm System
This groundbreaking technology was developed by Kent Johansen, Research Engineer at UBC, and Engineer Kim Lundquist formerly of Analog Devices and current President of TCLA Safety.
The alarm is approximately the size of a fire alarm and features a visual display, LED lighting, and countdown audio warning system. Here's how it works. It's tied into the TCLA sensor network through your WIFI or Ethernet. The TCLA network has sensors in strategic locations across BC. When an earthquake occurs, the P-Waves trigger the closest sensor, which then communicates with the network. Using an algorithm, the network instantly calculates how long it will take for the quake to be felt at your location and triggers your alarm with an audible warning of how long you have before it reaches you. Most people in BC can expect at least a 45 second heads-up. This gives you enough time to grab your loved-ones and take cover.