World Security launches autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East

Picture 2DP World, UAE Region’s next-generation security solutions provider World Security, has launched the first autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East

The aim is to upgrade security and surveillance at Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid, Mina Al Hamriya and other facilities in the UAE.

The boat introduces an extra dimension to World Security’s portfolio of solutions, demanded by the uncertainty of the current changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also marks a new stage in the rising profile of World Security as Dubai's industry leader for Marine Security services and the increasing adoption of innovations to enable all its stakeholders to have a more seamless, safe and efficient experience.

The fully autonomous surveillance boat, which can be remotely controlled, is capable of day and night operations with ‘Way-Point Tracking’ capabilities and programmable, fail-safe protocols for security and interception purposes.

Other major features include advanced robotics and surveillance equipment including gimbal stabilised camera with an uninterrupted 360-degree view, and Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) that communicate with the command and control station in real-time.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director, DP World, UAE Region, said, “Purpose-built security systems are integral to safeguard our marine assets as well as those of World Security’s customers. It’s imperative that we develop the next generation of innovative technology at this time of increased need to safeguard national industrial and infrastructure assets in response to the crisis set off by the pandemic.

“Deploying the fully autonomous surveillance boat adds another layer of safety and protection for our ports and terminals, which play an important role in the global supply chain. Robotics and automation are already extensively used at DP World facilities in the UAE and across our global portfolio.”

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