One of Nigeria’s leading integrated security solutions providers, Halogen Security Company Limited, has launched its first speed limiter device for vehicles in the country. The device, according to the firm, is designed to encourage better driving practices and enhance road safety among motorists and other road users. It also helps to ensure that the stipulated legal road speed limit or a desired speed limit is not exceeded by controlling the fuel feed to the engine, in order to limit the vehicle speed to a preset value.
The introduction of the device follows the recent passage of the speed limiter bill into law by the National Assembly. The speed limiting law will go a long way to improve compliance with speed limits and reduce unsafe driving speeds, which usually leads to road accidents and its attendant deaths, injuries and other hazards in Nigeria.
The Halogen Security Company speed limiter, known as Halo-Speed, is designed to be installed in trucks, buses, vans and cars. Halo-Speed changes the in-built relay when the vehicle speed reaches the pre-set maximum speed. When the vehicle speed reaches near pre-set speed limit, the buzzer sound warns the driver that the maximum speed is close to the limit and when the vehicle pre-set speed limit is reached, the speed limiter remains at the appropriate speed. This implies that no matter how the driver tends to accelerate, the pre-set speed limit will not and cannot be exceeded.
Speaking on the development, the Business Manager, Fleet Management and Telematics of Halogen Security Company Limited, Mr. Olabisi Familusi, said that, “it is common knowledge that many vehicle drivers still do not have their valid driver’s license. Many others have not undergone proper and official driving tests to ensure and determine their suitability. To curb excessive speeding that is responsible for half of road accidents, it is important that we all embrace the introduction of speed limiting devices as introduced by the Federal Road Safety Commission for all vehicles.”
Familusi added: “Halogen Security offer other fleet management solutions that increase driver efficiency, provide fuel efficiency and management, and monitor and track fleet real time. Some of the products offered include, but are not limited to GEOTAB G07, GEOTAB G06 and GEOTAB G50. As a leading security company we pride ourselves in providing our customers with state of the art solutions that will improve the quality and longevity of their fleet”.
On his part, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Halogen Security, Mr. Wale Olaoye, stated that the speed limiter device, Halo-Speed, introduced by the company is one of its value-added offerings designed to ensure the wellbeing of its people. He listed the advantages of the device on vehicles and road users to include low fuel consumption, durability of vehicles, safe and comfortable travel conditions (by ensuring vehicles does not exceed preset speed limit), reduced emission of harmful gases and most importantly creating a safer and more controlled traffic monitoring environment which has a direct and positive impact on national building and development. While urging motorists to take advantage of the product, he further commended the Federal Government and National Assembly for passing the speed limiting bill into law
Olaoye also promised that, ‘’as the leading security solutions services provider in Nigeria, we will continue to offer innovative solutions that are technologically advanced, easy to use and cost effective. At Halogen, we understand that the only way you can build a nation is to ensure its people, assets and resources are safe and secure. As such we continually go the extra mile to design and offer effective and efficient solutions to both our existing and potential clients and the nation at large thereby reinforcing our mantra of “Safety in an Open World,” he stated.
“Security is a major issue not just in Nigeria, but world-wide. It is a problem that is also evolving especially with the introduction of the internet, which brings with it new challenges and risk. Consequently, the world has gotten much smaller and providing adequate security to our customers within all facets of life and work is our top-most duty and responsibility”, Olaoye continued.
Halogen Security Company Limited was incorporated in July 1992 and offers a wide range of solutions aimed at satisfying security needs across strategic market segments in various industries including oil and gas, facilities and real estate, critical national infrastructure, telecommunications, financial institutions, manufacturing and hospitality. The company also provides systems and technology support to government security agencies and offer cyber and forensic solutions.