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Insecurity: Security operatives need to collaborate with technology companies – Okoye

The Chief Executive Officer, Close-guard Technology, Chuka Okoye, has advised government security agencies to work closely with technology companies in their bid to combat the spate of insecurity in the country.

Okoye, who spoke Friday in Abuja, at the Grand Opening and 1st Partners Conference of Close-guard Technology, in Abuja, entitled: Safeguarding what matters, when it matters and how it matters’, said ” technology has made things easier, safer and more secure”. He introduced stakeholders to state-of-the-art tech innovations and products produced that can be used to improve the security of lives and properties.

He said, “These innovations and products are the future of security in Nigeria, and these products will help safeguard the lives and properties of our loved ones, that is why we have come up with these solutions. I urge government security operatives to work closely with technology companies like Close-guard Technology so that we can give our quota in the bid to rid the society of crime.”

He said the present indifference by security operatives to the use of modern technology and technology companies would not augur well in the fight against crime and criminality in Nigeria.

Some of the innovative products on display include; enhanced GPS car tracker, stealth intrusion alert products, home safety products, home control products and monitoring/surveillance products.

Elaborating further, Okoye said, “One of Close-guard Technology monitoring/surveillance products, ‘On-Demand Tracking’, is designed to track everything especially human beings. It is self-powered up to seventy-two hours, giving real –time information on the position of the person it is installed on. And the good thing is that it is hidden and difficult to detect. Such devices will help in solving kidnap cases.”

On his part the former Country Manager, HPE, Mr Chuks Okpaka who presented a paper at the event, noted that most of the products would leverage on connectedness.

He said, “The devices are independent and can transmit remotely, they are solutions that are tailored to individual needs”.

The event also featured registration and certification of new Close-guard Technology Partners.

An IT expert, Mr Francis Dare, who was also at the event, expressed his delight with the innovative products on display, especially the smart home solutions.

He said ‘‘with these smart home solutions it is now possible to control every single part of your home from one smart device, from automation to monitoring, control and safety’’.

He added that he was fascinated with the idea of being able to monitor happenings in and around his home or office whenever he is out of town or in any part of the world with just a smart app.

‘’It’s exciting to know that you can completely automate every aspect of your building, including access gates, perimeter fence, entrance doors, windows, utilities and lots more, and this will enable a lot of us who are security conscious know what is going on around our buildings even when we are not around’’ He said.

Some of the smart home offerings include; smart perimeter fence and defence intruder detection and alert systems, burglary detection and alert systems, automatic gate with remote control, smart motion activated surveillance systems, smart fire, smoke and CO2 alert systems among others.


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