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SOR Autonomous Security Vehicle Collaboration for WA Prison
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SOR Autonomous Security Vehicle Collaboration for WA Prison

This was originally published by Strategic Elements.

Stealth Technologies’ parent company, Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX:SOR), an ASX listed Company backing Australian innovation is pleased to release a presentation on a collaboration to create a fully autonomous security vehicle for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison. The presentation was made by representatives from Stealth Technologies (100% owned by ASX listed Strategic Elements), the WA Department of Justice and Honeywell Building Technologies (part of U.S. Fortune 100 company Honeywell).

A video highlighting the collaboration can be viewed at www.stealthtechnologies.com.au. The key terms of the collaboration were initially disclosed to the ASX on 12/09/2019.

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The presentation discloses how the parties are collaborating to research and develop a fully autonomous security vehicle to inspect, test and confirm the integrity of the secure perimeter, and how this innovative new technology will enable these inspections to be carried out with no human intervention while integrating seamlessly into the existing technology stack in place at the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison.

Potential outcomes include a) reducing labour intensive tasks to empower prison officers to concentrate on managing the safety, security and rehabilitation of the prisoners and b) providing staff with a greater ability to randomise testing and additional patrols to investigate incidences (especially at night). Features of the Autonomous Security Vehicle under development for the collaboration are depicted in the image below.

Development is being conducted to enable real-time integration with Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator. The EBI helps connect, monitor and manage core building functions, from comfort to security to safety and is a solution with thousands of EBI systems deployed globally. Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 23,000 employees. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide. 

The Honeywell Pacific Apps team is working with Stealth to build an interface between their Security Management System (SMS) and the autonomous security vehicle for a) alarm activation and acknowledgement between the SMS and the vehicle b) streaming live video to the SMS operators and two way voice communication and c) realtime location and status information of the vehicle providing greater situation awareness.

The next steps for the collaboration are a) ASV will have final validation and acceptance testing beginning Q3 2020 and b) to investigate the potential use in other facilities with some changes i.e., using 4 or 5g networks.

Autonomous Perimeter Security and Surveillance – Outside Honeywell Collaboration

The ASV is under collaboration for the correctional sector with Honeywell. Under the agreement Stealth can market independently to sectors such as:

  • Transport critical transport services across rail, air, road and sea.
  • Energy critical to the supply of both non-renewable and renewable sources.
  • Defence highest levels of security and surveillance.
  • Government facilities that require the highest levels of security and protection.
  • Utilities critical services include, water, gas and electricity supply.

Perimeter security enables security to protect employees and assets from unauthorized intrusion in sensitive areas. The Global Perimeter Security Market is forecast to be growing quickly at CAGR of 12.0% over the forecast period 2020-2026 (reaching USD 282.26 Billion by 2025).*

View the full press release here.

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