Hactl employs robots for security patrols

Cargo Asia Pacific
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has introduced robot patrols to strengthen security at the Super Terminal 1 facility.

The robots will initially patrol car and truck parking areas and export goods handling areas, mainly during the peak night-time period but will also be deployed during daylight hours as required.

In addition to enhancing anti-theft measures and reinforcing awareness of Hactl’s security programme, the robots will also monitor the condition of cargo and record any incidents of damage to provide video evidence in the event of claims investigations.

The robots feature a thermal imaging camera, a high-resolution camera with a wiper for outdoor use, a LiDar technology sensor for navigation and ultrasonic sensors for collision avoidance.

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive of Hactl says the robots will complement the existing CCTV system and their presence will send a clear message that Hactl is thoroughly observing operational areas around the clock.

He said: “By reducing reliance on human patrols, we are freeing up valuable night shift security staff resources to focus on making our security regime even more proactive, flexible and responsive to any incidents. This is a significant step forward in strengthening our overall security programme.”

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