Ava Risk Group subsidiary, Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), has received purchase orders for A$2.2 million across several military air bases in Asia for its perimeter technology.
This is the first phase of a wider program to enhance security at a number of critical military locations across the region.
“We are pleased that Ava Group’s FFT market leading perimeter intrusion detection solution was selected for this critical project and that our Aura Ai-2 next generation controller’s ability to provide both fence mounted and buried detection from a single platform were key in the selection decision,” said Chris Fergus, CEO of Ava Group.
“Other key criteria included FFT’s ability to provide seamless integration with all layers of command and control systems, along with a rugged and highly reliable product.
"Reflecting our investment in international growth, a further reason for the award to Ava Group was our experienced in country team that will provide long term technical support through installation, commissioning and warranty. This is reflective of Ava Group’s strategy of being close to our customers."
FFT was awarded the contract as the result of extensive competitive testing by the customer at various sites, which included on different fence types and soil conditions.
The results of the testing proved positive for FFT, as their solution was deemed accurate enough for the user’s needs, detecting a range of variables within a specified tolerance, including climbing, cutting, walking, crawling, running, movement of light vehicle and heavy vehicles, as well as manual and mechanised digging and tunnelling.
Furthermore, testing was also undertaken to confirm the integration of FFT's products with third party video and physical security information management systems.
“FFT Aura Ai-2 met and exceeded the customers specifications and expectations in all testing,” said Fergus.
The first phase of the upgrade program is expected to be completed by Q3 of FY2019, while the second phase is estimated at A$900,000 and is expected in early FY2020.
“Ava has participated in a number of trials and competitive shoot-outs for its FFT fence and covert buried capabilities with Aura Ai-2 in the last six months, and in every test we have demonstrated outstanding and world leading performance for both detection and ability to minimise nuisance alarms in challenging installations,” added Fergus.
“We are delighted to now see the contracts associated with these trials starting to be released."