“Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center (hereafter Big Tree) is a charity organization in Hong Kong. The center is located in a remote rural area surrounded by hills and trees. It is facing high wildfire risks, especially in April and October. Big Tree uses 5G and RoboticsCats AI-Cloud SaaS to early detect wildfire and mitigates wildfire risks to the center and the animals living in it.”
Above is an extract from the company blog post “Big Tree protects Cats and Dogs by 5G & AI” that I wrote in last March. It was a good article. That said, with the new experience and lesson learned since then, I should rewrite the title, right the wrong.
Big Tree protects Cats and Dogs with Love.
Big Tree is the first animal center in the world to use our LookOut wildfire detection service to mitigate wildfire risks. It is an innovative AI application. Many media  are interested to report how Big Tree uses technologies to mitigate wildfire risks. I joined some of the media interviews. The reporters asked very detailed questions. The media crews worked long hours with smiles. Their narratives and videos are both informative and beautiful.
It is joy. It is love.
All the cats and dogs living at Big Tree were abandoned in the past because of their physical sicknesses, disabilities, or aging. The abandonments created more mental damages and broken hearts which are far more challenging to recover than physical wounds. The animals felt remorse, sadness, distress and loss.
Big Tree protects the cats and dogs with love.
In one of the interviews, a reporter asked Big Tree volunteers to share their experience with the new technology. “The new tool can help us to early detect nearby wildfire, and we can evacuate the animals timely if needed and save their lives, it probably can save the animal center structure too. Even better is, we believe the early detection will save the lives and properties of our neighbours further away from the foothill.” Big Tree volunteers replied.
A surprising and inspiring answer.
You can contact Big Tree via its website and Facebook page if you want to support them.
 Below are the recent media reports and case studies about the Big Tree project, in reverse chronological order:
(The TV program is in Cantonese. Please click HERE for the version with English captions.)
5G x AI 偵測山火 Case Study: NETGEAR M5 5G Router 與 RoboticsCats 保護大樹下庇護站貓狗
Netgear SMB, 26-May-2021
Axis Communications and Robotics Cats provide early wildfire detection to animal sanctuary
A&S Magazines, 17-May-2021
HK Cable TV, 15-May-2021
Customer Stories: Early wildfire detection for Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center
Axis Communications, 15-May-2021
Axis Communications 夥Robotics Cats 為大樹下提供山火預報解決方案
IT Pro Magazine, 13-May-2021
“Big Tree” project (Axis Communications, Robotics Cats & Armanda)
Armada International, 6-May-2021
Apple Daily, 18-Apr-2021
StartUpBeat, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 22-Mar-2021
(Original article is from andrecheung.wordpress.com)