Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BeeSafe (Disruptive, Protected, Scalable, Smart Anti-Theft-System with AI-based Service Software for the protection of Bee Hives)
Reporting period: 2020-05-01 to 2020-10-31
We are developing a disruptive, scalable, smart anti-theft system with AI-based service software to protect beehives. The innovative system is based on a GPS-tracker that reports unusual movement (=theft or vandalism) identified by our AI-software. GPS-trackers are nothing new. They are hardly never used for beekeeping though as a result of their unsatisfactory user interface (SIM cards have to be purchased with tariff independently, the provided software is often not compatible and/or user friendly). Besides the GPS-trackers are unreliable in their performance (short battery times and frequent false alarms) and do not detect vandalism, since the beehives location is not changed.
With BeeSafe we are developing a different product. Intelligent technology enables our anti-theft system to operate in zero-energy-mode until theft or vandalism occurs. AI compares unusual movement with past user patterns and mitigates false alarms. Smart services include SIM cards, access to a service platform that will manage alarms and contact the responsible authorities in the future. We will create a new market by providing a plug-and-protect solution at greatly reduced production- and environmental costs due to dramatically reduced battery sizes. The conducted SME Instrument Phase I project was a first successful step in protecting beehives using modern day technology.