Schoolboy develops innovative new fire safety technology

The future of the fire industry may have been revolutionised thanks to a 14 year-old North London schoolboy named Baran Korkmaz. His smartphone app IMAREC, recently garlanded at the British Invention Show, uses augmented reality and GPS technology to direct users to fire exits, call points and extinguishers in a given building.

The teenage inventor continues to work on the project, developing new features allowing accurate location data and camera footage to be streamed directly from the user’s smartphone to the emergency services in event of a fire, and is pursuing a business partnership to help roll out a completed version of IMAREC across the fire industry by the end of the decade.