The Polish city of Olsztyn will implement the SmartKey solution on the Ethereum blockchain in the work of emergency services – police, fire service and ambulance – to simplify their access to buildings.
The city authorities have successfully completed testing the SmartKey technology – a “bridge” that connects the blockchain with physical assets to simplify the work of emergency services.
SmartKey will allow police, fire and ambulance officers to do their jobs more efficiently by connecting the Ethereum smart contract to Teltonika smart devices that are used by city services.
This will allow emergency crews to enter any building in the city without asking for permission from the owner or residents. Gustav Marek Brzezin, Marshal of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in which Olsztyn is located, said:
“The use of blockchain and SmartKey technology is the perfect solution, giving confidence to building owners and residents, as well as freedom to our emergency services.”
According to the authorities, SmartKey can also lay the foundation for the development of smart cities. Last year, it was reported that Poland intends to use blockchain in the healthcare sector to create a unified system of medical records.