Hedera Hashgraph Gets Adopted by Top Disaster Prevention Platform

Hala Systems has integrated Hedera Hashgraph’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) into its conflicts and natural disasters early warning system dubbed ‘Sentry.’ The team expects Hedera’s DLT solution to further boost the immutability and authenticity of data in its systems, according to reports on November 18, 2020.

DLT for Conflicts and Disasters Prevention

Hala Systems, a firm established in 2017 and focuses on the development of advanced solutions for civilian and asset protection, as well as prevention of conflicts and natural disasters, has adopted Hedera Hashgraph.

Per sources close to the matter, Hala Systems claims Sentry, its early warning system against conflicts and natural disasters, has seen significant use cases in war-torn regions such as Syria and it plans to use Hedera’s DLT network to further strengthen Sentry by storing critical information such as photo, video and audio on its immutable ledger.

Notably, the firm has revealed that the effectiveness of its Sentry disaster prevention solution has been proven in Syria, as its use has helped reduce the net casualty rates from airstrikes by 10-30 percent. 

Shedding more light on Sentry, John Jaeger, CEO of Hala Systems said:

“Hala Sentry empowers civilians to record immutable data from their smartphones, warning others of potential dangers, accurately documenting events as they happen, and providing global stakeholders with credible records upon which to base decisions.”

The team says Sentry uses sophisticated remote sensors and artificial intelligence to identify important information such as sirens, visual warnings, social media alerts and more. The system also documents war crimes, while also making it easier for humanitarian organizations to pinpoint the exact locations their efforts are needed most.

Why Hedera Hashgraph?

While Ethereum remains the king of smart contract applications, Hedera claims the Hala team decided to choose Hedera Hashgraph over the former due to the high cost of transaction fees, coupled with the fact that Hedera is a much faster network. Hedera claims it can handle up to 10,000 transactions per second.

What’s more, the team has hinted that Hala Sentry will not be using Hedera’s smart contracts, instead, it will utilize the timestamping feature of the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) for its processes.

Mance Hermon, CEO of Hedera Hashgraph said:

“Together  with the company’s other partners, including the United Nations, U.K. Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the U.S. State Department, and other foreign ministries, we look forward to being part of the conflict management solution.”

Hedera Hashgraph’s high throughput distributed ledger technology network is increasingly getting adopted by various enterprises across the globe.

As reported by BTCManager last September, Entrust, an Australian agricultural platform now uses Hedera Hashgraph for tracing food products in its supply chain.

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