Préverenges, Switzerland - July 29, 2021 - ARHUB, an award winning Swiss technology company that specialises in developing the next generation of smart home preventative solutions, today announced a unique research project with one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, ZHAW.
The aim is to develop a device that can see through walls. Using machine learning, human presence and intentions should be detected through the wall and allow the alarm to be triggered as soon as suspicious behaviour is recognised outside the house. The ZHAW research project is sponsored by the Swiss innovation promotion agency Innosuisse.
Marcel Rupf, from the Institute for Information and Signal Processing at ZHAW, is accompanying the project: "Such technology is unique in the fields of security and building protection. This project requires a great deal of expertise in the fields of electronics, wireless and machine learning. It is therefore an exciting challenge for all of us." Marc Kuhn, a professor at ZHAW, is also enthusiastic about the prospects: "The project is based on numerous and different practical tests, and is continually providing us with new findings in the field of digital signal processing, which we can then use in our courses."
For Natalya Lopareva, this is a great honour but also a great validation for our development team: "We are very grateful for the opportunity this gives us and we want to encourage other young innovators to pursue their vision. The hard work will ultimately pay off." Our goal is clear: "According to the data, when a burglar hears a siren, he flees 95 percent of the time. This preventive warning enables homeowners to take protective measures that make future burglaries much more difficult to carry out, and thus help us to reduce the number of burglaries by 15 percent by 2023."
The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. In its research and development activities, ZHAW focuses on the most important challenges facing society, with specialisations in energy and social integration. ZHAW is regionally based with sites in Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, and works with international partners. The school has eight departments. www.zhaw.ch
Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency. Its mission is to promote science-based innovation in the interest of the economy and society in Switzerland. The core of Innosuisse funding is the support of innovation projects: innovative organisations such as companies and start-ups develop new services and products together with universities and research institutions. www.innosuisse.ch
ARHUB is an award-winning Swiss technology company that specialises in developing the next generation of smart home preventative solutions. Capable of triggering at the earliest signs of tampering and detecting a break-in before it even happens, a single ARHUB unit can protect an entire building. Alongside a unique combination of audio monitoring, digital monitoring and secure data storage ARHUB systems are deployed around the world with over 16,000 systems already in use today. The ARHUB alarm system is available from several dealers.