According to Lumkani they ” have developed and rolled out smart centralised devices, which gather information about the detector mesh network. These devices constantly check the health of the system and in the event of fire, store GPS coordinates and simultaneously send text-message warnings to members of the affected community. Our next phase is to send, in real-time, the coordinates of fires to the municipality’s emergency response personnel”.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Lumkani is both the manufacturer and distributor. The company is currently seeking investment capital to expand distribution.
Units are manufactured in South Africa.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Lumkani is both the manufacturer and distributor. For more information or to place an order, you can contact the company directly.
Distributions to Date Status
Lumkani has distributed roughly 7,000 units, and they are looking to expand into new markets in Africa (Kenya, Namibia, etc)
Beyond regular changing of the battery (the need for which is indicated with a light on the unit), minimal maintenance is required. Where technical support is necessary, the manufacturer provides assistance.
None. Residents must replace battery as needed.
Unknown. There are no guidelines for disposal of the unit.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
Follow the installation instructions.
Complementary Technical Systems
None. Lumkani is also working on a model for financial models like fire insurance in informal settlements.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
Testing has been completed with the South African Bureau of Standards.
Lumkani is also working on a model for fire insurance in informal settlements. For more information on the product installation and specification go here