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Allied Universal partners with Robotic Assistance Devices

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

On the Move Systems recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices has executed a strategic agreement to supply its intelligent robotic solutions through Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and one of the largest security forces in North America with more than 150,000 employees.

The robots will be leveraged to help Allied Universal customers supplement existing security professionals and improve safety, increase situational awareness and drive efficiency across the enterprise.

“The RAD portfolio augments the core competencies of our guard personnel because it offers fully autonomous patrolling that stakeholders can leverage to make rapid, informed decisions,” Ty Richmond, president, Integrated Security Solutions and Technology, Allied Universal, said in the announcement. “The data captured by the security robot will prove valuable in post-event investigations, enabling our customers to quickly address ongoing issues, close cases and identify trends. We are excited to explore the possibilities alongside RAD.”

RAD founder and president Steve Reinharz said in the announcement that RAD’s S5 Security Robots add significant benefits to the Allied Universal product and services portfolio by delivering a cost-effective solution to augment traditional guarding services, and serve as a force multiplier that removes security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing injuries and liability. He noted that the combination of human personnel with robotic technologies creates a strong value proposition that results in new levels of security and streamlined operations.

“The market is primed to embrace the combination of human personnel and robotic guarding, and we expect this trend to increase significantly in the coming year,” Reinharz said. “We are thrilled with our already valuable partnership with Allied Universal and the size and quality of the sales funnel we’ve been able to create together.”

When Security Systems News spoke with Richmond recently, he noted that Allied Universal continues to work closely with drone and robotics manufacturers “to provide another technology tool that allows you to extend your security operations. We are very bullish on robots and we see them as an augmentation to our man-guarding business.”

And speaking of robots in security, Reinharz and Allied Universal will both be participating on a session/panel at our SSN TechSec Solutions conference, Feb. 26-27, in Delray Beach, Fla. Click here for more on the session and the entire education program.

Robotic Assistance Devices partners with PSA Network

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On the Move Systems announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices will make its S5 Security Guard Robot available to members of PSA Security Network, one of the world's largest systems integrator cooperatives in North America, encompassing more than 400 branch locations and employing more than 7,500 industry professionals, with more than $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.

By leveraging the power of the PSA Security Network, RAD will expand the geographic reach of the innovative S5 Security Guard Robot solution while allowing PSA members to gain access to the rapidly growing artificial intelligence market.

Steve Reinharz, president and CEO of RAD, told Security Systems News that he is excited to offer a robotic solution through another channel as part of PSA's expansive integrator network.

“This is a big announcement for us and another great way for RAD to be introduced to end users through the integrator channel,” he said. “We already have a couple of PSA affiliated members signed up as RAD dealers. It was really great meeting and working with [PSA president and CEO] Bill Bozeman on this partnership. The foresight he has—he really understands this opportunity—and we both feel it is important to include integrators in the RAD ecosystem. Previously I had been focusing on guarding companies, but because of Bill Bozeman and others on my team, I have opened up the channel to integrators as well.”

“Robotics is the wave of the future, and PSA strives to be a leader in the delivery of cutting-edge technologies,” Bozeman said in the announcement. “RAD enables PSA integrators to deliver advanced solutions that streamline efficiency, are cost effective and strengthen overall security. We are excited to have the opportunity to add RAD to our rich portfolio of technology partners.”

Reinharz noted that this partnership not only allows RAD to expand its market reach, but also to “educate more end users on how these solutions can solve today's most complex security problems," he said. "PSA members will now have the ability to not only offer a cutting-edge technology to their customers, but also add additional revenue to their business through our robots-as-a-service model."

RAD robotics “redefines the security services market, allowing organizations to augment the value of traditional manned guarding services with high-tech robotics,” the press release read. “Through the incorporation of advanced analytics and strategic technology integrations, the artificial intelligence solutions created by RAD accelerate deep learning, automate the security patrol process and build situational awareness for leaders and first responders in the event of an incident.”

RAD currently has a sales pipeline of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 25 qualified dealers and distributors that have a combined customer base of more than 35,000 end-user corporations.

 

Robotic Assistance Devices acquired by OMVS

Reverse merger gives RAD access to capital to drive continued growth of its robots-as-a-service model
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09/06/2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.—Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a North American distributor for SMP Robotics, announced its acquisition by On the Move Systems or OMVS. The deal was finalized on Aug. 31.

Robot Assistance Devices plans for growth

Company president discusses ‘robots-as-a-service’
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05/10/2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.—Robotic Assistance Devices sees a future for robots in physical security and plans to be a leader in that trend.