Maritime security provider Trident Group announced the launch of its Maritime Boarding Alert Device. MBAD is an integrated perimeter threat detection and repel platform, developed by former Naval Special Warfare operators to prevent unauthorized access to maritime assets.
Once installed, MBAD is a 24-hour security system that requires no crew interaction, according to the statement. Activated by a security breach, the system uses multi-modal sensory overload to impair the intruder’s sight and hearing for several minutes while it alerts crew members, giving them the time to address the situation.
"Maritime crime is a significant threat in many parts of the world," said Thomas Rothrauff, chief executive officer, Trident Group. "MBAD was designed
specifically for the maritime environment in response to clients’ security concerns that unfettered access to a maritime asset presents. The device is a non-lethal deterrent, based on our team’s unique maritime security experience, and is applicable in any maritime environment without Flag State restriction."
MBAD provides scalable protection accompanied by high-end customer service, including 24-hour off site "virtual" maintenance and troubleshooting assistance, the statement said.
Trident Group was founded by U.S. Navy Special Operations Personnel and senior U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Officers, to fill an observed gap in security consulting, training and technology development in the global maritime community.