Security & Protection International (SPI) was founded in 2010. Our organization conceives, develops and markets innovative solutions that secure people, places and assets for an international market. Its R&D division is divided into two areas of interest: Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) and the Scientific Research & Development Division with a focus on new technologies capable of detecting hazardous and harmful substances.
The RFID Division specializes in the conception and creation of critical material detection and management technology through radio frequency. It has developed a solution that allows keeping track of the critical equipment in emergency vehicles. This product is presently being marketed in Canada and in the USA.
Our Scientific Research & Development Division’s specific purpose is to develop new technologies capable of detecting harmful substances, bacteria and compounds that could be hazardous to the population (as well as having significant effect on the economy). Our R&D team works to create detection devices and systems that are innovative, highly sensitive, portable and user-friendly. As a result, SPI established an extended network of research and development collaborators with Canadian universities and industries.
For the past four years, the Scientific Research & Development Division of SPI, has been researching the possibility of detecting drug substance in an open environment. We are presently at the stage where we have developed a prototype of a device that is capable of such detection using mass spectrometer technology.
To respond to the need for better solutions, SPI Scientific R&D Division has allied with the Université de Québec en Outaouais (UQO). The UQO team is presently working on a project to develop a portable device, which will detect bacteria in both food and water in real-time. At UQO, our project is led by Dr. Wojtek Bock, a world-recognized researcher in the field of fiber optic sensors and sensor systems.
As part of our research agenda, we also collaborate with industry and with government. SPI is part of a consortium made up of “Ottawa Security Systems and Communication Ltd.” and, “Site Secure Software”, two registered Canadian companies based in Ottawa, Ontario. This relationship allows SPI to increase its commercialization capacity.
All of these sectors help us understand the market need as well as provide us with essential information throughout the development process to ensure that we are creating the best response to address this need.