Challenges Amidst Growing Disaster Risks
Spectee Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based company, announces a groundbreaking disaster prevention tech venture tailored for local government professionals engaged in disaster response. As the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake approaches in 2023, Japan faces new challenges, particularly for those unable to return home due to calamities.
Rising risks from Nankai Trough earthquakes, direct hits to the Tokyo metropolitan area, and increasing torrential rains due to climate change necessitate proactive measures. The key lies not only in citizens’ disaster preparedness but also in elevating local government support.
Disaster Prevention DX Emerges with Digital Technology
Local governments have been making strides in disaster prevention, leveraging various data-driven measures. Spectee’s survey of 1,000 professionals reveals the need for disaster prevention DX (digital transformation). Japan’s regions share common priorities and focus on countermeasures against earthquakes, typhoons, and flood damage.
Initial Response and Grasping On-Site Situations
As disasters strike, challenges surface in the initial response phase. Quick response (43.5%), real-time situation updates (42.1%), and timely information dissemination to residents (36.0%) top the list. Additionally, labor shortages (33.6%) and better evacuation center management (12.9%) compound the existing challenges.
Bridging the Gap with Digital Disaster Prevention
Nearly 90% of professionals recognize the need for disaster prevention DX. Digital technology promises rapid information gathering (53.2%), precise disaster risk prediction (45.5%), and efficient information transmission (43.3%).
Budget and Human Resources – Obstacles to Digitalization
Overcoming challenges, such as limited budgets (42.5%), scarcity of skilled personnel (41.5%), and privacy concerns (36.2%), is crucial for advancing disaster prevention DX. Securing funds and investing in human resources can fuel progress, and government subsidies could support local efforts.
The Road Ahead – Striving for Speedy Initial Response
While 70% of local governments work on digital disaster prevention measures, it aligns with only 40% of those recognizing inadequate initial response measures. Digitalization holds the key to expediting response efforts effectively.
Spectee Pro – An AI Real-time Crisis Management Solution
Spectee’s AI-powered solution, “Spectee Pro,” empowers on-site decision-making by swiftly gathering and visualizing critical crisis information. Supported by over 900 companies, including government agencies and media, Spectee Pro delivers real-time disaster response insights.
Key Solutions Addressed by Spectee Pro
With Spectee Pro, the challenges of information accuracy, information overload, efficient information search from SNS, and time-consuming data collection are resolved.
Empowering Disaster Response
Through cutting-edge data analysis, Spectee Pro leverages various sources like SNS, weather data, cameras, and satellites to predict and visualize disaster situations. Used extensively by local governments, TV stations, and newspapers, Spectee Pro transforms disaster prevention efforts nationwide.