A big risk to oil and gas rigs is the possibility of vessels losing control and hitting the platform. Although unintentional, this can evidently cause a lot of damage and prove very expensive to your company. It is imperative to have a system in place that protects against this type of accident. When vessels are moving at high speeds towards the oil or gas rig, time is of the essence and action must be taken immediately.

It is easy to set up a custom-configured advanced alarm system that will alert you to potential dangers. Certain areas on your nautical chart can be marked as “no enter” zones and various guard zones can be set up around your oil or gas rig to protect against out of control vessels.

Maritime Surveillance


Unfortunately, nowadays we must be prepared for the possibility of terrorist acts targeting potentially dangerous sites such as gas or oil rigs. Companies must protect themselves against this type of threat by constantly monitoring the area in order to be aware if intruders are approaching.

Piracy is of course, one of the big dangers of these oil and gas rigs which are relatively vulnerable, especially when offshore. The level of danger depends on the location of the waters but it is always important to be equipped with a monitoring system in case of attack

Oil Rig Security lets users fully monitor an entire area around the platform. Long-distance approaching threats from pirates, terrorists or out of control vessels near shipping lanes can be identified by your radar system. This provides the time needed to prepare and call for action if needed.

Hovercraft drones can be quickly dispatched for reconnaissance or deployed from almost anywhere for surface to air response and for long range non-lethal countermeasures.


Oil and gas rigs need to pay careful attention to the weather, as high waves and rough waters can cause great damage. Extreme weather conditions such as tsunamis and hurricanes could cost your company thousands, so it is vital to be fully up to date on weather developments.

Oil Rig Security includes free and unlimited weather forecast downloads, which can be regularly updated for any area of the world. This makes it easy to stay informed of weather forecasts, including wind, wave and precipitation which may affect your oil or gas rig operation. Wind sensors can also be connected to your Oil Rig Security system so that you can view real-time wind data directly on your software screen.

Should bad weather force an evacuation of the platform, an optional remote station can be installed on shore to view and control the system remotely.


Oil Rig Security features the extremely useful concept of the “AIS Directory and Classification” which is a list containing all vessels that are known to you and considered safe. These are trusted vessels that can be set up to not trigger any alarm, reducing the false alarm rate that can be highly distracting to the operator.

If an unknown vessel is detected and has entered your configured boundary zone, an alarm will sound, instantly notifying you of the approaching vessel, and camera(s) can be automatically pointed at the target. This gives you the time to make contact with the boat and instruct them to change course. In the case of an eventual breach, the events will be clearly visible on your camera and can be also recorded for future reference with the option: Record and Replay Module.


Drones fly to any way-point in seconds, visually detects humans and tracks them, leading security personnel to suspects in real-time while streaming live video and location to operators in the control room.

With drones there is real time flight management, flight tracking, planning, and sensor data management and dissemination enabling multiple UAS operators to plan and remotely share video, pictures, and tracks.

Drones fly a pre-defined route to identify suspicious activities near the facility perimeter. The drone is able to continuously search for moving objects while on patrol, alert and stream live videos in case of suspicious movements detection.

Each of our drones have the capability of “looking down” with high resolution video cameras to survey and search an area. Via on-board video recorder or FPV (first person view) technology, we can survey extensive terrain in real time. Once a subject of interest is located, the exact location can be relayed back to the ground crew. On-board video can also be downloaded for post-flight inspection.

Average flight times for these all electric drones is usually between 10-25 minutes giving the pilot enough time with several batteries to scan an area miles in diameter using a zig-zag sweep pattern or expanding spiral search pattern. One drone can search an extensive area in minutes that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.


Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft have unique abilities make Hov Pod extremely effective on the ocean. And hovercraft are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats for short distances, harbors, island clusters,  and moving seamlessly from water to land. Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft are a great choice as they are not affected by small swells or the depth of water, or direction of the current. Hov Pod is softer-riding than a boat is, they are dry and fast, because it doesn’t confront the wave it flies over it.

Hov Pod unlike many other craft are also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers, high specification electrical components and stainless steel fittings that minimize corrosion, while increasing operational reliability and safety.

Given the logistical and economical challenges of monitoring harbors, oil platforms, waterside facilities, fish farms, contained ocean perimeters, monuments, sanctuaries or protected areas creates unique security issues. Deploying the right surveillance technologies can increase monitoring capability and guide law enforcement personnel to suspicious activities. Hovercraft deliver multi terrain capability meaning the Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft can act immediately taking a direct line for fast response without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path.

Harbor Security


Currently, drones and hovercraft are helping to patrol amphibious areas around the world, but many additional applications remain to be developed.  For instance, tethered can provide a cost-effective platform capable of inspecting critical infrastructure such as pipelines, wind farms, solar parks and electric transmission lines in remote areas. Surveillance and monitoring of sensitive areas such as ports and airports, as well as search-and-rescue operations in remote areas such as desert regions, offshore areas and major inland waterways also can be supported by tethered drones. In law enforcement, UAVs can be used to keep a suspect “in sight” while a pursuit is underway in urban or rugged terrain environments.

Once a target area in identified and a route plan is programmed and the drone/hovercraft solution delivers surface to air viability and the ability to engage or provide critical surface response. Onboard video can also be downloaded for post-mission inspection. One drone and a hovercraft can search an extensive area in minutes that another crew may not be able to reach or that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.


Drones have distance, flight time and operational limitations due to battery life, maximum remote control range and line of sight restrictions. If the home station is in a static location, operators must ensure that drones stay within remote control range or line of sight and that each drone has sufficient power to get home safely.

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Mobile Drone Station – HoverHome is a mobile all terrain automated battery swap station, that not only allows for operation in remote areas but when a drones battery gets low, our robotic station can land the drone, swap the battery with a freshly charged one, and relaunch the drone to resume its mission. All with or without a pilot or crew on-board.

HoverHome – Mobile Drone Station is expanding the capabilities of commercial drones, by allowing for launching and landing on water, amphibious or hard to reach terrain. Enabling near-continuous flights with minimal down time, this mobile automated battery swap station also ensures data is collected when and where it is needed in a data-driven world.

Mobile Drone Station


Oil Rig Security – Long Range Reconnaissance

Our engineers have developed various unique and proprietary features for the Transranger including but not limited to quick release wing latches, integrated internal fuel tank, aerofoil shaped landing gear, antennas build into the winglets and internal GPS, meaning zero drag induced by these systems, rapid deploy airframe for quick assembly and transport, highly optimized manufacturing and composite techniques along with many other ‘Transranger only’ features.

These features and design values allow for an incredibly low weight system with a maximum take-off weight of only 16kg. The payload bay can be tailored to fit and mount a wide range of cameras, sensors and other equipment, the system offers great flexibility without limiting the operator or mission scope. Designed to be aerodynamically stable and steady in low speed flight applications the Transranger is designed to cruise at 20m/s. The airframe has a maximum VNE speed of 30m/s and a low stall speed of 13m/s and an incredible endurance of up to 7 hours. 

At Approximately 1800 feet altitude, 45 mph, the trip on way will take approximately depending on conditions. Continuous 24/7 Surveillance.


◊ Made From the Highest-Grade Materials
◊ Highly Optimized Composite Frame
◊ Advanced Aerodynamic Design
◊ Efficient Cruise with Very Low Drag
◊ Incredibly Low Weight at Only 5.6kg
◊ Airframe is Completely Modular
◊ Rapid Deployment Case To in the Air
◊ Vertical Takeoff No Need for a Runway

◊ Vertical Landing No Expensive Catapult
◊ Multi-rotor Flight & Fixed Wing Flight
◊ VTOL Technology into Fixed Wing System
◊ Take-Off and Land in Confined Spaces
◊ Quick Release Wing Latches
◊ Integrated Internal Fuel Tank
◊ Aero foil Shaped Landing Gear
◊ Antennas Build Into the Winglets

◊ Internal GPS, Meaning Zero Drag
◊ Tailored To Fit a Wide Range of Cameras
◊ Steady in Low Speed Flight Applications
◊ Designed To Cruise At 20m/S
◊ Maximum VNE Speed of 30m/S
◊ Low Stall Speed of 13m/S
◊ Flight Endurance Of Up To 7 Hours
◊ New Generation in Unmanned Aircraft

Oil Rig Security – Long Range Countermeasures

We offer a laser or dazzle gun either as a standalone system as in the rifle (RifleDazz) or the DazzPod -1 a mounted format for smaller vessels or one of our larger integrated LRAD systems to vary the defense when confronted by these threats.

The POD Ops dazzle gun solutions are a type of laser weapon which uses green light to disorient and temporary blind pirates as well as other types of threats. The concentrated blast of green light can be used during both day and night.

Long range acoustic device (LRAD) is a non-lethal anti-piracy device which uses pain inducing sound beam to drive away pirates, thieves, vandals, intrduders and other threats. The sonic weapon produces high-pitched noise that is higher than the tolerance level of an average human being. LRAD have been mainly used on cargo and cruise ships until now.


◊ Communicate
◊ Alert
◊ Warn


◊ Discourage
◊ Disorient
◊ Intimidate


◊ Direct Action
◊ Incapacitate
◊ Eliminate

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