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BGU Students’ Innovation Makes Shelters More Accessible

BGU Students’ Innovation Makes Shelters More Accessible

May 25, 2012

Robotics & High-Tech

In quiet times, the public bomb shelters that dot Israel’s cities and towns are kept locked so they can be ready in an emergency.

When there’s an attack, security personnel need to come unlock each shelter, which means that citizens could be left waiting outside when time is of the essence.

After finding themselves outside a locked shelter during an attack on Beer-Sheva, BGU students Ran Kraus, of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, and Amir Tzaliach, of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, decided to work together on a solution. 

Dubbed “The Doorman,” their innovation uses a centralized system that is notified when there is an attack on Israel. Within a few seconds, the system unlocks the shelters ensuring the safety of local residents. 

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