Last year Segway, Inc. launched the SE-3 Patroller, a three-wheeled stand-up vehicle designed for Public Safety roles: security, police, emergency response. Demand for the SE-3 in USA and Canada has been so high from police departments, aviation security services and private security companies that patrol sites such as shopping malls and stadiums that almost so almost no SE-3 Patrollers have been seen anywhere outside North America.
Last week Segway New Zealand’s Philip Bendall test-rode the only SE-3 Patroller in the Southern Hemisphere, at Segway Queensland (Australia). This machine is destined for deployment by Queensland Police, who already have officers patrolling public spaces on two-wheeled, self-balancing Segway x2 SE Patrollers.
Segway New Zealand intends landing the first Segway SE-3 Patroller into New Zealand during Q2 2015. We’re encouraging organisations interested in trying it out in their environment to be in touch. We’ll be loaning it for up to a week at a time so your workplace can really get a feel for the utility and capabilities of the SE-3 Patroller. This vehicle is a new concept – it is not a PT, it is not a golf cart, but something that brings elements of both as well as unique capabilities. We expect the SE-3 Patroller to be of interest to airport security contractors and the Aviation Security Service, to universities and similar large campus sites, to large factories and worksites, to sports stadiums, to private security companies and to Councils. Here is a FAQ with details specifications and a discussion of the unique propositions that the SE-3 Patroller has to offer.