Israel's RAD selected for smart security platform in South Africa

The Israeli company's industrial IoT gateways provide unified platforms for delivering multiple secured connectivity services

Above: The SecFlow platform. Below: The PowerFlow platform. Photos: RAD

Israel's RAD, a pioneer in industrial IoT (IIoT) and edge computing solutions, announced Sunday that South Africa’s MetroFibre Networx has selected two of its platforms as the focal points of a turnkey smart security solution. 

Metro-I is a unique new offering of a smart security solution deployed in private residential estates, residential and commercial complexes, and gated communities managed by resident associations. Each Metro-I smart pole is equipped with RAD’s SecFlow and/or PowerFlow IIoT gateways with edge computing and ruggedized switches that are used to enable secured connectivity and smarter, tech-based response from one central location. 

The SecFlow and PowerFlow bring together connectivity and security solutions, including intercom and visitor management platforms, access control, CCTV and IoT devices, as well as license plate recognition systems and panic buttons, among others. RAD’s devices securely carry the data from these devices to the control room, allowing real-time response, monitoring and analytics. Metro-I makes use of MetroFibre’s extensive fiber network that spans thousands of kilometers and serves a multitude of estates and communities across South Africa.

“We are truly excited to take an important role in such a visionary initiative,” said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “Our SecFlow and PowerFlow platforms feature all the necessary capabilities to deliver enhanced communication and security for MetroFibre’s customers.” RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor. 

“We believe that the innovation in RAD’s solutions provides a perfect fit to our Metro-I offering,” said Haim Derazon, Chief Product Development and Commercialization Officer at MetroFibre. “It allows us to use powerful technology to create a cohesive environment where security and safety are managed in a collaborative and analytical manner.” 

MetroFibre provides internet service to many of the African country's leading blue-chip companies, multinationals, SMEs and thousands of connected residential customers.