OLSZTYN, POLAND: The city’s paramedics are the first in the world to use blockchain technology to give them instant access to locked buildings in cases of emergency.
Called SmartKey, the system can be applied by all emergency services. They don’t need to track down key holders when they arrive at the scene of an incident, greatly reducing response times and potentially saving lives. There is currently no standardised way to ensure emergency teams have access to secure areas.
This is the first time SmartChain technology has been used with a government authority. If the pilot is successful, it could pave the way for other cities and regions to use the same technology throughout their emergency services infrastructure.
Szymon Fiedorowicz, CEO and co-founder, SmartKey says: “SmartKey leverages the power of blockchain technology to assist the emergency services to respond more quickly and efficiently to incidents. By using smart contracts, connected to a device which can be kept by the rescue teams we can grant access to all secure districts without delay – and that has the potential to save lives.”