Strategic Elements’ robotics arm Stealth Technologies has inked a deal with software-industrial company Honeywell to progress commercialisation of Autonomous Security Vehicles (ASVs) for perimeter security.

Honeywell delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally.

And in this agreement, Strategic Elements (ASX:SOR) says that Stealth will engage exclusively with Honeywell for customers in the correctional, telecommunications and defence industries in Australia, New Zealand – and other countries as agreed by the parties.

The agreement term is for 24 months, with a fee structure to be agreed upon.

Testing perimeter intrusion detection systems

The first-generation Stealth ASV autonomously navigates pre-defined missions to autonomously test critical Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) and conduct surveillance.

Operational testing of PIDS infrastructure is required multiple times daily and is currently only possible through physical interaction between security personnel and PIDS, engaging highly skilled staff for a labour-intensive process that could be redeployed elsewhere.

The ASV on the other hand has robotic components and multiple sensors that provide patrol and surveillance.

Plus, it’s successfully achieved thousands of operational PIDS tests in previous live trials at a correctional facility.

The Stealth and Honeywell teams have enabled real-time integration of the ASV with the Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator product, which has thousands of systems deployed globally.

Real-world feedback

Under the agreement, an ASV Pilot Deployment program will be conducted to establish a supportive engagement for innovative customers to deploy an ASV in their organisations and obtain hands-on insights into the perimeter security benefits of robotic automation and autonomous vehicles.

The company says these deployments will further validate perimeter security use cases, model the return on investment with real-world customer feedback, explore the most effective ways of introducing robotics and autonomous vehicles – and direct customer feedback into engineering.

Honeywell will be responsible for identifying, engaging, and maintaining customer relationships, procuring access to customer facilities, processing fees and entering into and maintaining agreements with customers to facilitate ASV Pilot Deployments.




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