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High-tech robot guards take part in security exercise at Ang Mo Kio MRT station

SINGAPORE, 10 December 2019 – Commuters at the Ang Mo Kio MRT station were greeted on Monday (Dec 9) morning by the sight of Singapore’s latest security officers on wheels: two high-tech robot guards.

The robots – the OB1FORC3 and the K3NOBI models, developed by local security company Oneberry Technologies – are equipped with intelligent surveillance cameras, sensors and video analytics capabilities, were part of Exercise Station Guard.

Exercise Station Guard is an emergency preparedness exercise carried out by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the SMRT to ensure operational readiness and strengthen security in public places.

The robots moved around the premises of the Ang Mo Kio station looking out for suspicious people and unattended items, observed by Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary.

As part of the exercise, commuters also participated in security screenings, which involved walking through a metal detector and having their belongings scanned by X-ray machines.

This is not the first time such robots have been out and about, as 10 K3NOBI security robots were used in July for surveillance and concierge duty for the Interpol World conference at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.

To update the security measures, contingency plans and operational readiness at public transport nodes in Singapore, similar exercises using robot guards have been conducted since February last year.

The robots are equipped with intelligent surveillance cameras, sensors and video analytics capabilities.

Similar robot guards have been trialled previously at Hougang MRT station.

The LTA also deployed a 1.6m-tall ST Engineering robot that was equipped with seven cameras during a trial at Hougang MRT in December last year.

This robot also had an in-built global positioning system (GPS) as well as sensors which bounced lasers off objects, allowing it to patrol designated areas.

The robots trialled on Monday, however, used intelligent cameras and video analytics to allow security officers to patrol the building remotely.

The use of these “virtual” guard systems also reduces reliance on manpower, allowing security personnel to monitor areas remotely, through the robots’ “eyes”.

As of July this year, Oneberry Technologies had more than over 1,500 virtual guards in Singapore.

This number is set to grow, as the firm raised $30 million in funding in September that would allow it to expand its range of high-tech security and surveillance products, and to grow its presence in the region.

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We would like to commend you on maintaining a very professional attitude by being gracious, giving extra attention and efforts to the Management of GSM Building.

Your technical support team also deserve our commendation for demonstrating their capabilities in trouble-shooting & problem-solving, which swiftly resolved GSM Building’s Virtual Guard Solutions with Remote Monitoring CCTV issues.

We will not hesitate to recommend Oneberry Technologies Pte Ltd to all.

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“Virtual Guard has been a significant help in supporting our security operations to meet outcome-based contracts. The technology enables manpower on site to be more effective with less headcount needed.”

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Globalmax Security & Consultants

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MCST Council Chairman
Landridge Condominium

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