SEEN Safety is a leader in the development of sensor technology to protect pedestrians working in close proximity to heavy mobile equipment. Our flagship product, the IRIS 860 sensor, was first introduced in 2019 and is now used by hundreds of companies in more than 20 countries, including some of the world’s top brands.
SEEN Safety’s cutting-edge IRIS 860 sensor uses an infrared laser to detect the reflective tape on high visibility work-wear and markers, transforming it into part of an active detection system.
If a pedestrian enters the critical risk zone behind a machine, they and the driver receive a loud audible alert. The SEEN Safety System also uploads critical information about every detection to the online data platform SEEN Insight, allowing managers to proactively identify and manage high-risk situations in the workplace.
At SEEN, we were shocked to learn about how many people are killed or seriously injured by forklifts and heavy machines each year. We couldn’t understand why this problem still existed, but discovered three main issues:
Passive safety controls such as high-visibility clothing, safe operating procedures, training, back-up beepers, blue lights, are not sufficient because they rely on people to notice, and do the right thing.
Because people make mistakes, an additional active layer of protection is needed for when passive safety controls fail.
Active safety safety controls are not widely used due to their complexity, expense, and lack of effectiveness in real-world conditions.
At SEEN, our goal is to provide health and safety managers with a practical and effective tool to mitigate critical pedestrian safety risk. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, but by focusing on designing a user-friendly and cost-effective solution, we aim to make a positive safety impact to help workers get home safety, every day.
The SEEN Safety System is simple (easy to install, easy to configure to any work environment, and requires only the high-visibility gear already worn), effective (reliable in all conditions, minimizes irrelevant detections, and includes valuable online detection data and insights), and affordable (about one-third the cost of other products and does not require integration with IT systems).