Call to Action: Stop Rhino Poaching
NGO Stop Rhino Poaching was established in 2010 as a response to the sudden and steep escalation in rhino poaching across South Africa. Since the start of the poaching epidemic in 2008 South Africa has lost over 8 600 rhinos – a figure that, despite so much effort, increases daily.
Poachers seem to have the upper hand. They know when to strike. Intelligence driven operations (knowing who, what, where, when and how) are the cornerstone elements to cracking the syndicates.
Alaris Antennas, in a partnership with Hensoldt South Africa GEW, is proud to support this initiative which involved the installation of a new repeater for a mobile radar system.
Radar is the only form of technology currently in use that detects, tracks and provides real-time actionable intelligence to friendly forces to gain the advantage and increase the success rate of anti-poaching reactions. The SRP Mobile Surveillance Unit comprises of a High Definition Radar with Optical and Thermal PTZ camera and advanced video analytics. This system can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or serve as a support to larger surveillance systems. The system is fully mobile in rough terrain and can sustain itself with eco-friendly power for extended periods.
“The onus is on people to conserve wild life so that future generations can enjoy the beautiful species we are privileged to see today. Alaris Antennas is passionate about funding this cause” said Gisela Heyman, Managing Director of Alaris Antennas.
“Collaborating with our customer Hensoldt South Africa GEW on a project that is close to the heart of many South Africans is inspiring and we will definitely do more for our beautiful country,” added Claire Nitch, Sales and Marketing Manager of Alaris Antennas.
(L-R) Werner Muller (Hensoldt South Africa GEW), Elise Serfontein (Founding Director: StopRhino Poaching), Juergen Dresel (CEO: Alaris Holdings), Gisela Heyman (MD: Alaris Antennas), Claire Nitch (Sales & Marketing Manager: Alaris Antennas).