CRON Systems inks pact with Israeli defence company to integrate rovers with laser surveillance systems

15 March 2017

Delhi-based IoT startup CRON Systems on Tuesday announced an exclusive technology agreement with an Israeli defence robotics company to integrate its rovers with CRONs laser-guided surveillance systems

The collaboration with Automotive Robotic Industry Ltd (ARI) could significantly improve the way the nation's borders are guarded, by allowing machines to be the eyes on the ground and be the first responders and thereby reducing risk to the life of thousands of soldiers.

"This merger opens up the $50-billion international market for us. We want to contribute in defence forces' equipment and weapons modernisation drive. We can make a number of existing defence products smart and automated," said Tushar Chhabra, founder and CEO of CRON Systems.

At least 30 pilots have been scheduled for the Border Security Force in Punjab and Jammu to demonstrate effectiveness in intrusion detection while reducing risk for soldiers.

"ARI develops the most advanced mission-oriented autonomous ground vehicles (AGV). While CRON surveillance system will be the mind and eye, ARI rovers will be its troops to respond to intrusions," added Amos Goren, Founder, ARI Ltd.

Started in 2015, CRON Systems combines deep research in lasers, data, artificial intelligence, encrypted communications and automation to offer accurate and seamless laser-guided intruder detection infrastructure.

CRON's array of offerings include, integrated intrusion detection and smart fencing solution comprising laser walls, surveillance drones, and a command and control dashboard connected with an independent and encrypted communication network.