ESA title

Remote Planet

  • ACTIVITYDemonstration Project
  • STATUSOngoing
  • THEMATIC AREASafety & Security

Objectives of the service

Remote planet objectives

It is an unfortunate reality that robberies and attacks on high value transportation movements continue to succeed, despite the availability of security hardware and passive monitoring systems.

Remote Planet will provide the secure logistics industry with a solution to monitor, control and defuse criminal events such as robberies, hijacks and vandalism through direct and active control.

Our solution enables its users to maintain two-way communication with its most remote assets throughout their service life. The solution uses multiple communication media to deal with geographical challenges, ensuring that data transfer between asset and control is always possible and that the assets defences are always on.

The customer will have immediate notice of undesirable events and be able to intervene in real-time, preventing asset loss or damage. 

Automatic response from the emergency services will also be part of the system value-adding functions.

Users and their needs

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Two distinct markets are identified for the project; firstly the Cash-in-Transit, banking and retail sectors in which Secure Innovation currently operate, and secondly other markets such as delivery/logistics (including healthcare/pharmaceutical, high value electronics), utilities, and law enforcement applications where countering criminal behaviour is a requirement.

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By providing a bespoke, intuitive, user-friendly portal, backed by the latest “always on” space technology, Remote Planet will offer a broad range of benefits in both our existing primary market of cash security and our planned secondary diversified markets, including:

  • crime reduction (with the added benefits of increased safety for staff and public, and reduced insurance risk and cost); 

  • increased operational efficiencies through customisable reports which include more timely asset status and location visibility to enable customers to better allocate their resources; 

  • reduced financial loss from lost, stolen or damaged goods in transit;

  • reduced asset downtime through improved two-way, rapid satellite communications;

  • environmental benefits from improved remote monitoring of assets and reduced physical asset verification/servicing visits (important in a post-COVID world).

Service/ system concept

As a result of our inhouse design and devilment capability, Secure Innovation have full intellectual property rights of the unique elements of Remote Planet’s constituent parts, including -

  • Remote Planet hardware unit incorporating GSM/GNSS technology as well as LEO communications capability.

  • Device software designed for integration with other security systems and capable of user setting configuration.

  • A Microsoft Azure hosted micro services portal (Remote Planet) for users to monitor, communicate with, and control assets utilising the Remote Planet hardware unit.

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Space Added Value

The fundamental need of the customer base is that the solution and service provided by Remote Planet is 100% reliable, available and resilient to known criminal modes of attack.

Remote Planet can deliver on these requirements thanks to the engagement with the space industry, and specifically Low Earth Orbit services of Iridium.

The inclusion of this space technology provides a number of unique capabilities, setting Remote Planet apart from other commercial security products, including –

  • Genuine universal reach for the systems, regardless of local network coverage

  • Seamless monitoring of assets across different transport modes; road, rail, sea and air

  • Resistance to criminal jamming and spoofing attacks, which are increasingly prevalent in attack statistics

  • Service provision capability during commercial, scheduled air transit without the need for individual airline verification in accordance with CAA directives.

Current Status

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Current concept images for the Remote Planet Portal

We have consulted our target customer base and reviewed other market providers extensively to reaffirm the perceived value of our Remote Planet solution.

Value for our customers is based upon these system capabilities - 

  • communication reliability with minimal latency

  • best-in-class location precision, including during recovery phases

  • a highly-customisation user experience

  • integration capability to other solutions via APIs and hardware configuration 

Through internal and external workshops we have established clear value propositions for each sector that we are targeting with the product and confirmed the opportunity in the market by a comprehensive review of competitors and other solution providers.

We have constructed a menu-based set of functions which will provide our customers with benefits that deliver improvements in protection for their people and assets, their operational profitability and service standards. While this is still an evolving suite, we are increasingly confident we have established a compelling proposition for our target audience.

Extensive testing through feasibility studies and prototype analysis has ensured that we have identified and implemented a set of thorough risk mitigation strategies for the solution.

Field trials for the new, highly flexible user interface with active control for asset protection will start in October 2023 with a small number of strategic partners.

Prime Contractor(s)

secure innovation

United Kingdom


Status Date

Updated: 27 June 2023