This year, in our city Vadodara, there were very heavy rainfalls and so there were floods in the city. There were many deaths and the most shocking thing to know was that most of the deaths(of people as well as animals) were not due to drowning but due to electrocution of people that came near wet light/electricity poles which were leaking current. We realized that nothing can be more heart-wrenching than looking at your loved one getting electrocuted right in front of your eyes and not being able to do anything about it. So we decided to find a solution for this very critical problem. We read hundreds of news articles, government surveys,and reports. We even went to different sites where such cases were reported. After all of this research and failed prototypes, we finally developed Stormbreaker!
We have developed a low-cost, low power(solar-powered) IoT node which can be fixed on any electricity/light pole which cuts off the power to the pole as soon as it detects that current is leaking from the pole. It also detects if the pole is fallen(and there are live high voltage cables lying around) and sends all this data to the city command and control center so that they can come for maintenance ASAP.
As a double security measure, it flashes LEDs and sounds an alarm on the pole so citizens nearby can stay aware and safe.
We are using ESP8266, LiPo battery,LED, Buzzer, Relays, Water Sensor, Current sensor, Azure Sphere(MT3620).