Better information, better response

Emergency operators and first responders rely on a complex mix of legacy and modern information systems to coordinate actions during emergency incidents. However, these systems do not always interoperate well with one another, resulting in lower operational efficiency, poorer situational awareness, and slower response times. In emergency situations, response times can often be the difference between life and death. Simplesense integrates data and technologies to help operators and responders get the information they need to react faster in emergency incidents.

Our story

In early 2018, Simplesense co-founders attended a hackathon hosted by SOFWERX, a government skunkworks that brings together startup experts and industry veterans. It was here that we learned about the silos between public and private emergency teams and the very real consequences of these silos. We left wondering how no one had solved this critical problem and dove into an eighteen month long discovery process, interviewing over 450 police and fire chiefs and military and private security experts. When the City of Erie and a Fortune 500 insurance company announced a security innovation accelerator, we jumped at the opportunity to work closely with public and private stakeholders to pilot a potential breakthrough solution.

In early 2019, Simplesense launched the first-ever software-based Incident Authority, a secure cloud-based technology stack that shares critical information, in real time in an emergency, between multiple government, military, and private parties. By summer 2019, the Simplesense approach caught the eye of the U.S. Air Force, who awarded us multiple contracts to validate the technology in a military context. At the end of 2019, the Air Force awarded us an additional contract to deploy and run a full-scale test of the technology at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

In 2020, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center awarded Simplesense an opportunity to develop the Installation Resilience Operations Center (IROC), an innovative prototype to enhance base security and facility operations. The objective of IROC is to modernize routine and emergency operations to enable real time data collection and analysis of all operational technology systems from smart buildings to physical security systems.

Read more about our journey on our blog

Meet Our Team

Eric Kanagy

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Markham

Chief Technical Officer

Phil Hatch

Chief Operations Officer

Joanne Simon-Walters

Chief People Officer