Bloomberg Businessweek: The $38 Million Earthquake Alert System Can Buy the West Coast Precious Seconds
Early Warning Labs’ QuakeAlert mobile app was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek talking about the great strides coming in earthquake early warning.
“Early Warning Labs LLC, the startup that made QuakeAlert, the app Loor uses, is retrofitting Los Angeles’s subways and rails so they shut down automatically when a major temblor is detected. It’s also teamed up with Johnson Controls, a maker of heating units and other building equipment, to add alert systems to commercial buildings and has begun adding seismic warnings—including over PA systems—in Los Angeles-area city halls, libraries, and condos. Early Warning founder Joshua Bashioum, a former volunteer FEMA search-and-rescue instructor, says his eight-person team is working on triggers to open gates and doors and halt elevators.”