Graduates send robot vehicles on patrol.
EDINBURGH-based Casta Spes Technologies has launched a robotic vehicle to carry out security rounds and inspections across a range of sites.
ZIVA can reach speeds of 12mph per hour and can tackle rough terrain, including gravel and long grass, and is designed to save up to 92 per cent on the cost of a manned patrol.
Target sectors include agriculture, energy and construction.
ZIVA is operated via autonomous navigation and has multiple software add-ons including licence plate recognition and threat classification.
It has been designed to help reduce the cost and time associated with false alarms using its dynamic and flexible nature to cover blind spots, a major drawback of static cameras.
ZIVA provides 360-degree CCTV coverage and can be driven remotely or set to automatically patrol specified routes using multiple sensors and autonomous navigation. It is the first product from Casta Spes Technologies, set up by 24-year-old graduates Selby Cary and Michael McDonald.
Cary said: "Once we knew we had something that could work in the Scottish weather, we were confident we could get it to work anywhere."
Selby Cary and Michael McDonald of Casta Spes Technologies with their ZIVA robot