Test site: Kolmården Zoo
In January 2014, as part of Security Links' commitment to working closely with the end users, namely park rangers, a technical team conducted a technical and training feasibility study at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary in Kenya.
Ngulia is engulf by the larger Tsavo West National park and a perfect location to pilot Wildlife Security's technology and innovation models. A memorandum of understanding with the Kenya Wildlife Service was signed to operationalize the project in the field.
Africa is far away for our technical team, but there is an excellent Savannah close by, namely at Kolmården's Zoo. We use this for testing technical solutions and gather data from field tests conducted by our research team.
Using Kolmården as a test site also solves another sensitive problem, namely to get data that are not highly classified, in contrast to the data generated in the real parks and sanctuaries. The video below gives a good overview of this excellent environment (aerial footage by Superfly.se).
This video is part of several field tests with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). There are so far two purposes for these test, 3D modeling and airborne camera systems for surveillance.