Hunter Safety Lab_

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01  /   The Idea

Smart technology for smart hunters

Michael Scott and Dave Grove are both keen hunters by passion and industrial designers by trade. The idea for a company came to Scott while on a hunting trip when he realised he couldn't spot his companions, who were hiding from a nearby deer. He thought how easy it could have been for an accident to happen.

Out of that emerged Hunter Safety Lab, a Wellington-based company developing technology which helps hunters identify each other at a range of 250 metres, to avoid accidental shootings.  The system uses a sensor attached to a gun sight which picks up signals from special material worn by other hunters and then flashes an alert to warn the shooter and prevent accidental shootings.


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Hunter Safety Lab is a New Zealand company founded by two product designers with a passion for hunting and the outdoors. 

01  /  The Growth

The company joined business incubator Creative HQ and attracted angel investment

The company is working with international distributors to export the system to North America and Europe.