SecureMat shortlisted for Engineering Excellence Award, 20 September 2010

At a black tie awards evening held on Friday 17 September by the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia, Perimeter Security Industries Pty Ltd (PSI) was announced as a finalist in the Engineering Excellence Awards 2010.

“For the PSI SecureMat fibre-optic security system to be shortlisted in the Innovations and Inventions category of the awards is a tremendous achievement,” PSI Chief Executive Officer Ian Bergman said.

“It is formal recognition for our engineers, Dean Vey and Jonathan Poonpol, of the excellent work they have done over the past two years to develop the SecureMat to the point where it is today.”

The PSI SecureMat is a versatile, on-ground mat that detects intruders walking across a protected area. When an intruder is detected, sensor boxes emit a deterrent alarm and simultaneously send an SMS to a mobile phone.

PSI engineers Dean Vey and Jonathan Poonpol, assisted by a small team of technicians, have progressed the technology from laboratory testing and early prototypes through alpha testing and field trials to the current final stages of beta testing.

Mr Bergman said, “With the roll-out of the SecureMat in a variety of industrial environments during beta testing we are getting a real indication of the commercial potential of this innovative product.

“Large construction sites, transport freight hubs and restricted facilities with a history of stolen and damaged equipment or damage as a result of vandalism are just some examples of where this product is likely to be a valuable addition to the security products that are currently available.

“In contrast to many other security systems on the market, the SecureMat has negligible false alarms and a very high probability of detection due to the suite of proprietary algorithms we have built into it.

“There is a real need for companies to secure their assets, facilities and equipment from intruders. I am confident that in time the SecureMat will prevent damage to millions of dollars worth of assets due to its ability to deter and detect intruders.”


For further information please see or contact Ian Bergman, tel. (02) 6280 7521, mob. 0449 159 442, email

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