Smarter City Surveillance through Aerial Inspection and Monitoring Analytics
CYBERJAYA, 30 March 2021 – Aerodyne Group, a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech,
and Digital Transformation) drone-based enterprise solutions provider and Kiwitech
have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on transforming cities
through Smart Surveillance.
This strategic partnership was driven by the need to leverage on Aerodyne’s capability
in aerial intelligence, and Kiwitech’s existing strategic surveillance assets in 25
Malaysian cities. To date, Kiwitech owns 538 CCTV poles and 50 control centres
nationwide. Aerodyne employs over 450 drone professionals and operates on an
unprecedented level in the UAS services sector, having managed more than 320,000
infrastructure assets with 110,000 flight operations and managing over 120,000 km of power infrastructure across 35 countries globally.
The Aerodyne and Kiwitech strategic partnership is geared to support the implementation of Kiwitech’s Smart City Program with the local councils in 25
Malaysian cities for the next 3 years.
In strengthening and sustaining the partnership, both parties will involve the
development of AI-driven surveillance and geospatial analytics. As the quick win to this collaboration, both parties will invest in the deployment of aerial inspection and
monitoring analytics leveraging on existing smart poles under Kiwitech.
The founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group, Kamarul Muhamed said, “The
partnership between Aerodyne and Kiwitech will be a game-changer for the
development of smart cities in Malaysia as we can now enable real time AI-driven
aerial data for quick situational responses and data driven decision making.”
Founded in 2000 and with its presence in 28 Malaysian cities, Kiwitech is now
pioneering a game-changing Smart City Implementation Model in Malaysia, with an
aim to advocate the holistic and integrated approach to support the Sustainable
Development Goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities involving Policies,
Programs and Projects. In ensuring early success and uptake of this Smart City
Program, Kiwitech also promotes ‘Smart City As A Service’ model through government
Operational Expenditure (OPEX).
“This OPEX-based approach minimises government’s CAPEX expenditure, minimise
technology and maintenance risks. Through this model, the government will be able
to leverage on private sector capabilities and funding resources to accelerate Smart
City implementation in Malaysia.” said Azrin Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director of
Kiwitech Sdn Bhd.
As the Founding Member of Smart City Industry Alliance (SCIA), Kiwitech also takes
industry leadership to intensify other private sector investments in cities through
SCIA’s smart solutions in addressing cities’ urbanisation and climate change
About Kiwitech Sdn Bhd
Kiwitech (www.kiwitech.com.my) is a mezzanine company based in Seremban,
Malaysia with strong market presence in Smart Surveillance in 28 Malaysian cities.
Boosted by its city assets and smart poles, as well as strategic know-how on
systemised Smart City implementation, Kiwitech is now spearheading the Smart City
as a Program in ensuring sustainable PPP collaboration with cities.
Both Kiwitech Sdn and Aerodyne are Venture TECH investee companies.
About Aerodyne Group
Aerodyne Group (https://aerodyne.group) is a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and
Digital Transformation) drone-based enterprise solutions provider, and a pioneer in
the use of artificial intelligence as an enabling technology for large-scale data
operations, analytics, and process optimization.
Aerodyne employs over 450 drone professionals to operate on an unprecedented level
in the UAS services sector, having managed more than 320,000 infrastructure assets
with 110,000 flight operations and surveyed over 120,000 km of power infrastructure
across 35 countries globally.
Aerodyne was named Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Asia Pacific UAV Services Company of 2019’; and is a recipient of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia’s ‘Industry Excellence Gold Award 2019’.
Our Founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group, Kamarul Muhamed, is ‘EY
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020′, ‘EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020
Malaysia’ as well as ‘SEBA Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020’.