Source: RDARS Inc.

There is an industry-wide problem in security services right now, and false alarms are to blame.

It is costing incredible amounts of money and drains resources when the response team could be dealing with a real problem elsewhere.

Enter: RDARS Inc. The company offers a unique product at a price range that no one offers.

This autonomous robotics and drone technology company offers proprietary autonomous robotic platforms, including a drone aircraft, drone station and unmanned autonomous ground vehicle technology solution. This tech has real-time alarm response, verification, intervention, reporting, and evidence recording all in one toolkit.

The team is in the process of developing various autonomous technologies, including a drone which augments security systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

The company is in the final stages of developing its production-level designs for the three main products it is in the process of bringing to market soon.

In the final stages of testing this fall, its aerial drone and ground station, Eagle Eye and Eagle Nest, will see their first units ready for production. Early next year, Eagle Rover is scheduled to finish development.

The nerve centre of all of this is the proprietary Eagle Watch software, which controls all of this. It secures the communications and data received from these autonomous systems. Later this year, the company plans to deploy Command and Control Centres that will control the software.

Since 2016, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been flying high in mainstream popularity. It was then that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted exemptions for companies to operate drones in the United States.

The global market for commercial applications of drone technology was estimated at about $2 billion in 2016 and was projected to balloon to as much as $127 billion by 2020, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP1.

From aerial filming for entertainment to mining, or security, this is one of the fastest-growing markets within the broader unmanned flying vehicle space. Flying in this space doesn’t come cheap, as most high-end commercial drone-in-a-box solutions have been estimated to cost between $40,000 to $65,000. RDARS’ high-end autonomous robotic drone system is expected to cost a fraction of this amount.

Science fiction made real:

Source: RDARS Inc.

Essentially real-life tech that special effects crews on movies and TV dream of, what we have is a drone in a box that’s tied into the security system. If there’s a breach in the security system, the drone will automatically take off, fly to the zone, and immediately give real-time information about what’s going on.

Eagle Watch is the software which empowers and connects all the company’s technology together.

This is a set of applications that provide control, management, visual and audible data, and secure communications to and from all remote assets deployed. The company is working to add a wide range of modules over time. The company expects to release Eagle Watch RC1 by end of Q4 2022 and will be deployed in a Command-and-Control Centre located in Florida, from where the company will monitor, maintain and control its global autonomous fleet.

The company is also developing and building a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) certified fully autonomous drone in a box system for security alarm augmentation.

The R.D.A.R.S. Eagle Watch Platform will combine a fully autonomous drone system Eagle Eye and a drone station, Eagle Nest, to house and secure the drone, as well as an internal autonomous ground robotic system, Eagle Rover, integrated into an existing alarm system.

When an alarm is triggered, the internal Eagle Robot or external Eagle Eye drone will automatically travel and/or fly to the zone where the alarm was triggered and provide real-time sensor information from the area to the company’s trained response team personnel at the Command and Control Centre. This offers numerous advantages:

  • Live video and audio are captured and recorded to validate and verify the situation and to provide needed confirmation for police and other emergency service response
  • Robotic systems are automatically dispatched to where the alarm is triggered
  • Systems can transmit real-time video and audio, allowing the response team to verify what is happening
  • RDARS uses a unique method to transact data to and from its remote robotic systems, where each transmission to and from the drone uses a secure certificate for authentication
  • The Eagle Watch System could provide a more complete picture of an ongoing situation given its mobility, which the company expects will give the Eagle Watch an advantage over fixed cameras
  • Video and audio are captured, recorded, and stored for an unlimited amount of time

The company is currently testing facial recognition, license plate recognition, and other authentication and authorization methods.

This technology provides complete situational awareness of an existing property. Fixed cameras can only be put into so many places, no matter ho many they cram onto one pole at Gatwick Airport.

Source: RDARS Inc.

A consumer could just put an Eagle nest on their roof, depending on the size of the property, might need one or two or three of those systems, but the company maintains that it would still be overall cheaper because it can get eyes and places that a camera or human cannot. It makes for a much more responsible patrol.

The company has already achieved significant milestones on its path to commercialization:

  • Developed proprietary autonomous robotics technology
  • Developed secure software to control all its systems
  • Hired critical people to grow the technology
  • Developed key cost-cutting technologies which allow the technology to be used cost-effectively for the first time
  • Developed a pathway to success with global regulatory agencies like the FAA

Outlook:

By October 2022, the company expects it will have successfully installed the Eagle Watch System into the first Command and Control Centre.

The company’s near-term goal is to go through an internal flight test of the system and assess that the hardware is working together under the auspices of the FAA. The team plans to have deployments at locations in the United States and Canada, each one used as a test flight location where the team will be studying the technology and making sure that it, it passes muster with the FAA.

“That’s our chief concern,” Chief Technology Officer Jason Braverman told Market Herald in an interview on the company.  “We’ve applied to a critical association called the CDA, the Commercial Drone Alliance, it’s one of the foremost organizations setting regulatory policy with the US government and the FAA.”  The FAA is the global standard for regulatory standards, so achieving success with the FAA is very important.

Over the next six to 12 months, the team has also planned to finish the development of its indoor Rover, which doesn’t need any regulatory approval, it can be sold right away. Towards mid to end of 2023, the company anticipates it will be in a go-to-market mode where the FAA would approve operation in certain localities.

“That gives us a footprint where we can start selling the product and getting it out onto the market and grow.”

Going public:

The company began trading its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), earlier this month. The company had $2,710,101.09 of cash available as of June 2022.

Meet the team:

With an eye for early-stage opportunities, CEO and founder Charles Zwebner is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors. He has successfully founded and sold several communications and technology-related businesses.

He is joined by CTO Braverman, a leader of many robotics and engineering teams. He has 35 years of technology experience and has spent his career planning, designing, building, and innovating next-generation technologies.

Investment summary:

A drone operator has a much greater range of vision than a fixed camera. This level of hardware and software presents new opportunities in residential and commercial security applications, such as real-time alarm response, verification, intervention, reporting, and evidence recording.

From public safety to commercial delivery, this company has designed a tool kit able to take the protection of property to the next level.

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is a paid article produced by The Market Herald.


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