We have over the last few years built an earthquake early warning system in Mexico and Chile, which we are soon releasing as open source - data, hardware, software…
I am currently developing a very simple Iot alarm device that will complement our apps and allow people to receive the notifications seconds before an earthquake. We are keen to use the P1 due to its cost, but unsure if we go with a direct MQTT connection to our AWS IoT broker, or if we use the Particle API to pub/sub from AWS. The problem with the MQTT connection is the P1 is very memory constrained, and is causing issues (we only got it to work with Google Iot so far). If we use particle subscribe that could solve our issues but we are left with 2 concerns;
will the particle cloud add significant latency (seconds matter…) ? could the particle team potentially help me here ? I wonder for example if we could move our detection system to the same provider and datacenter as Particle… ?
what is the uptime of the particle cloud ? I am concerned rerouting may introduce a point of failiure…
Any thoughts very welcome !