DP World’s security solutions provider unveils first autonomous boat


World Security, DP World’s security solutions provider, has launched the first autonomous security surveillance boat in the Middle East to upgrade security and surveillance at Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid, Mina Al Hamriya and other facilities in the UAE.

In a statement, DP World said 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.

Additionally, the company says it ensures its place as an industry leader for marine security services and the increasing adoption of innovations to enable a more seamless, safe and efficient experience for all its stakeholders.

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 key 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 state-of-the-art 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.

“Over the years, World Security has proven its mettle as a world-class solutions provider not just along our waterfront but also across its diverse portfolio of industrial, commercial and financial sectors with unique requirements.”

“We see World Security growing with Dubai’s transformation into a Smart City and implementing smart security solutions is integral to our security operations as we go forward.

“Optimised for efficiency and saving operational costs, in the long run, we are committed to create and deliver the smartest business experience possible for our clients by giving them more control over their operations.”

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