Oneberry Technologies, a Singapore firm that uses specialised technology to provide security services, has raised $30 million from CMIA Capital Partners and Bintang Capital Partners.
The Series A round is its first external financing since the firm was founded by Ken Pereira in 2003.
With the aim to “automate physical security”, Oneberry deploys virtual guards, mobile surveillance cameras, and security robots.
Their virtual guard system uses intelligent IP cameras and video analytics, so security personnel can conduct remote monitoring and patrol buildings through ‘virtual tours’ to reduce reliance on manpower.
The homegrown firm has over 1,500 virtual guards across Singapore.
It also has operations in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, with a total headcount of 300.
During the 2018 Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, Oneberry was one of a few firms that provided security support to the Singapore Police Force by deploying their smart cameras at 12 locations.
They also managed surveillance and concierge at the Interpol World Conference in July, with 10 of their Roboguard KenOB1 security robots on duty.
Oneberry plans to use its new funding to double down on R&D and develop more technologies for different security uses, such as the emerging area of cybersecurity.
They will also look to expand their footprint in the region, and they see strong demand for high-tech solutions like its Roboguards.
With their success in Singapore so far, Oneberry founder and CEO Ken Pereira has confidence their smart solutions “can be easily replicated in [other] markets using a plug-and-play model”.
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