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Landslide Warning Detection System for the Residents' Safety in Isahaya City, Nagasaki [1:55]

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NEC is co-creating with ISAHAYA
Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Toshinori Matsufuji,
Chief Director, General Affairs Section
Isahaya City Office, Nagasaki Prefecture:

Recently, landslides represent the majority of natural disasters.

You never know when and where they'll occur.

Unlike floods,
which allow us to have some time to take action,
landslides never let us have such time.

An evacuation warning
after a landslide occurs is not fast enough to save residents.
There are various sensors
to detect landslides such as tilt meters, wire sensors,
however, none of them can provide enough time for evacuation.

We cannot allow landslide to cause casualties.
What can we do to prevent this?

Then we discovered
NEC's "Landslide Warning Detection System" from an article.
According to the article,
this system monitors soil moisture in real-time,
being sufficient to detect risk of landslides.

This system seemed to be exactly
what we needed to issue evacuation warnings.

Issuing evacuation warnings and orders takes a lot of determination.

We expect this system
to increase speed and accuracy of human decisions.

Isahaya is a declining city,
and its population is predicted to decrease.

I believe that fully guaranteeing residents a continually safe
and secure living environment will be a very effective appeal
for the future growth of cities.

Orchestrating a brighter world


A Landslide Warning Detection System has been implemented in Isahaya City, Nagasaki, for the safety and security of the residents through visualization of landslide risk and aiding optimization of decision making regarding evacuation by utilizing NEC's originally developed sensing- and analytics technologies.

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(January 15, 2018)