by Brianna Crandall — September 11, 2017 — In an indication of cutting-edge security and energy technology uses, SFC Energy, a provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has just announced the integration of its flagship product EFOY Pro fuel cells into Roboguard, an innovative autonomous security robot developed by Oneberry Technologies in Singapore.
Oneberry Technologies developed the custom-made Roboguard in order to address manpower shortage in the Singapore security sector while increasing productivity and raising the level of security for public clients. Oneberry Technologies is an established, award-winning, innovative security and surveillance solutions provider and is SFC Energy’s exclusive partner in Singapore. Recently Oneberry had won a multi-year tender for providing the most reliable integrated off-grid security and surveillance solutions for public and state security.
Powered reliably by SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cell, Roboguard is able to operate autonomously and maintenance-free for up to a month without intervention, says the company. All that is required is a simple, fast hot-swap of the fuel cartridge. Roboguard can be deployed anywhere in just minutes, freeing existing security personnel from foot-patrol duties and allowing them to perform higher-value skilled tasks.
Ken Pereira, Oneberry Technologies CEO, pointed out:
Without a reliable power source, even the most innovative security solution is useless. Having to change batteries every few hours or to get a robot to change “shifts” for recharging is very unproductive and very costly. A reliable and autonomous power source is key to any mission, especially in surveillance situations where downtime is critical.
Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy, remarked:
In security and surveillance applications, our EFOY Pro fuel cell is a proven enabling technology. As reliable off-grid power is a decisive prerequisite in the functionality of more and more systems used independent of grid power, we see a substantial potential for our fuel cells in markets on a worldwide basis.
For additional information on the EFOY Pro fuel cell; SFC Energy’s off-grid power portfolio for security and surveillance, oil and gas, wind, traffic management, environmental and telecommunications applications; and Oneberry Technologies’ innovative security solutions, visit the companies’ respective Web sites.