Singapore firm, TeleRadio unveils SkyDroner at Intersec 2017 to mark the arrival of remote detection and disabling technology in Dubai
Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show at the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, Intersec.
As technology continues to play an increasingly influential role on the global security scenario, the products set to make their debut are timely; SkyDroner from Singapore firm TeleRadio for example detects, distracts, and disables unauthorised drones in restricted airspace surrounding airports, military bases, or other critical infrastructure.
It arrives following several incidents at the Dubai International Airport last year, where illegal drone activity forced the airport’s flagship carrier Emirates to suspend operations, costing millions of dirhams on each occasion, and impacting thousands of passengers. There have been similar incidents worldwide, with Newark and JFK airports in the USA reporting frequent drone incursions near flight paths.
Civil Aviation Authorities are in the process of installing custom made systems for drone detection and prevention to combat the problem. Jason Quek, TeleRadio’s Regional Sales Director, said SkyDroner can meet their needs.
Quek said that aside from aviation or military applications, SkyDroner can also be handy for private and commercial purposes such as building and VIP protection, oil and gas infrastructure, and sea ports: “With the rapid increase of drone applications around the world, we hope to connect at Intersec 2017 with interested business associates who need SkyDroner to provide tighter security to their industries,” he added.
Also making its Intersec 2017 debut is UAE-based Jard Inventory & Loss Prevention Solutions. The locally-owned consultancy advises retailers on how to manage inventory risks and mitigate losses resulting from administrative errors, theft and damage across the supply chain and in physical stores.
Jard’s Managing Partner David Erasmus said: “Jard was established by three partners that have extensive experience of law enforcement, loss prevention, physical security and inventory management within the context of the GCC.
As an ‘end-to-end’ solutions provider, Jard will also launch in the Middle East Aisle411, an analytics platform allowing retailers and brands to combine the physical shopping experience with the digital world through data optimisation, mobile, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things.
Added Erasmus: “The retail industry is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation due to increased competition from pure-play e-commerce retailers, which is driving the introduction of omni-channel offerings by local brick and mortar retailers.
“Aisle411 converts physical stores into digital theatres, focusing on seamless interfaces with online platforms and customer experience. Real-time customer behaviour is monitored and analysed from a multitude of data inputs, making Customer Insight the new currency.”