Global Seismic Data


Smart digital solutions – instant data for better decision making

Earthquakes are a global hazard which pose a threat to life and cause significant
business interruption and social upheaval. 
Protect lives and reduce recovery costs by using our Structural Health Monitoring System.

Monitoring movement to save lives

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Whole community benefits:

  • Personal safety and economic preparedness
  • Rapid informed building occupancy decisions during an event
  • Improved life safety decisions
  • Reduced business interruption
  • Prevents unnecessary evacuations
  • Co-ordination of emergency response
  • Reduction of costly downtime and distress

The people and businesses we work with

A real case scenario:

Date: 14 November 2016

Event: Kaikoura Earthquake: Magnitude 7.8

Distance from Wellington CBD: 60 kms

Subject: Large corporate building, 11 stories high, 900 staff.
Building remains empty for three days while engineer assessments take place.

The cost to business:

Staff costs: 900 staff x 8 hours per day x three days = 21,600 hours
@ $40 per hour (average) = $864,000

Loss of productivity:  Equal too or greater than wage cost $900,000

Total cost of three day evacuation: $1.764 million


Unnecessary evacuation could have been reduced by two days.

Introduction pack:

To make life simple we will provide you with supporting reports and case studies to enable easy understanding of how the Global Seismic Data (GSD) system works prior to signing up.

Enquire Now for our comprehensive introduction to GSD analytics.

Monitor Earthquake Prone Buildings

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GSD Mobile App – How it Works

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An overview of how it works

  1. Trademarked sensors are strategically placed within a building.

  2. Sensors relay seismic movement within millimetre accuracy to our cloud-based data centre 24/7. Spectra data is measured and analysed, measuring a buildings structural health – like an ECG check for buildings.
  1. Engineers and building owners have access to real-time and historical data in order to assess: Immediate needs in a live event, allowing decisions on building occupancy, to stay or evacuate; or To plan and futureproof for safety and economic recovery and to identify workplace hazards.

Designed for engineers – response and planning

Engineers need to easily and quickly assess building structural safety at any given moment in time. Engineers are able to instantly access building specific performance metrics to make informed decisions.  This has proven to enable rapid data-based triage of multiple buildings and target specific buildings or floors for physical inspection. Along with providing building occupancy status to aid critical life safety decisions, our real-time Alerting Service App improves business continuity outcomes. See examples of our spectra data analysis.

What you get

We partner with our clients to provide solutions to meet specific requirements.

Included are:

  • Cost-effective SeismicDataSensors™
  •  Real-time alerting service app (Structural Health Monitoring System™)

Access to:

  • Real-time data reporting in 3D modelling
  • Real data history to guide building improvement strategies

Sensor placement for accuracy

Our data is received from strategically positioned sensors within your building which provide multi-level analysis. Some legacy systems that are marketed may make decisions on predictions from data recorded outside of your building. Be sure you are receiving accurate data.

BRANZ is an independent research organisation that uses an impartial evidence-based approach to improving the performance of the New Zealand building system. They transform insightful research into trusted, accessible, and actionable knowledge.

BRANZ has been commissioned to compare the test outputs from Commercial and Urban SeismicDataSensors (SDS) against input from their Moog actuator operating known displacements and frequencies.

A summary of the BRANZ full 24-page sensor testing report (ST12622-001 -01) Issued on 17 June 2021 is available on request.
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