SRI was founded in 2013 to accelerate the adoption of radar for airport safety and security in the US. Daniel Flynn, Founder and President of SRI, previously built a similar business and team in 2004 for Honeywell, and successfully deployed 20 radar sites around the world for airports, seaports, industrial plants, and offshore platforms. With this experience, SRI best understands what radar types perform well in what applications. For airports or system integrators to build such systems, they would have to build this experience in-house, which is not their core business. This is the value that SRI brings to the table – to accelerate the use of this most effective technology with a low risk approach.
For airport perimeter security, SRI combines the best performing radars with industry standard cameras and advanced software to deliver a truly automated turn-key Airfield Radar System (ARS). Since SRI does not manufacture the radars or cameras, we are free to select the absolute best products for our systems. The radars we use for airports are used extensively around the world (over 400 units), and are now approved for use in the US by the FCC.
After 10 field trials in US commercial airports and 3 Safe Skies evaluations, ARS is seeing rapid adoption in the US. Our low risk support model is direct from the end user to SRI, with backup from radar and camera manufacturers if needed. ARS is on the US Communities contract, which is like GSA for state and local entities. This allows airports to save substantial cost and time developing RFPs and potentially ending up with a system they don’t want.
SRI has been working hard with airports, consultants, and system integrators to make our airports safer, and has become the go-to company for airports looking for ways to automate airfield safety and security.