New Integrated Facility & Campus Safety Application ‘RAD Light My Way’

Learn how RAD Light My Way places safety, security, and peace of mind in the hands of clients and tenants.

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (AITX),  and a Double-Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner in the AST Homeland Security Awards Program, introduces RAD Light My Way™, the first of its kind facility and campus safety solution where users can control the lighting and security conditions of their environment. 

“With RAD Light My Way, consumers whether they’re employees in a corporate office building, or students on a college campus can take control of their immediate safety surroundings while outdoors, especially at night,” explains Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX.

“For years RAD has been producing remarkable security solutions based on our advanced artificial intelligence technologies, and corporate clients have benefited from the enhanced security and low cost they deliver.”

Michael Madsen, AST Pubisher, presenting Steve Reinharz, President and CEO, Robotic Assistance Devices with the 2017 'ASTORS' Excellence in Homeland Security Award at ISC East.
AITX President and CEO, Steve Reinharz receives a 2017′ Excellence in Homeland Security Award’ at ISC East.

RAD Light My Way offers property management and campus security professionals a new and better way to address security.

This breakthrough solution puts the power of security in the hands of employees, faculty, and students through the combination of affordable, smart, interactive technologies, a mobile app, and live remote monitoring and response services. 

The facility management industry has taken notice and awarded RAD Light My Way with the 2021 Best Workplace Experience Award, part of CBRE’s annual Supplier Innovation Challenge. 

“We’re seeing that students and faculty members on college campuses want to be more empowered over how their security and safety is implemented,” shared CEO Michael Martin, at Circadian Risk, a tool provider for risk analysis to optimize for risk solutions and help with OSHA, ISO, and unlimited compliance, threat, and hazard scenarios.

“RAD Light My Way will certainly give end-users the peace of mind that’s often absent from outdated security systems.”

(See how RAD Light My Way™ from Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) offers security and property management professionals a better way to address nighttime security. A first of its kind, the solution puts the power of security in the hands of employees, faculty, and students through the combination of affordable, smart, interactive technology, a mobile app, and live remote monitoring. Courtesy of Robotic Assistance Devices and YouTube.)

The foundation of RAD Light My Way is RAD’s suite of artificial intelligence-driven security robotic devices.

Each device features a combination of high-resolution cameras, human and vehicle detection, license plate recognition, responsive digital signage and audio messaging, lights, sirens, and two-way communication with remote monitoring security personnel.

Units are available in various form-factors, from a tower, or wall-mounted panel, as well as overhead device, and a rugged, autonomous 4-wheeled mobile robot, all of which have already proven effective at performing many of the same tasks as onsite human guards.

Once activated, the users entire path is being observed and monitored to ensure a safe journey.
Once activated, the users entire path is being observed and monitored to ensure a safe journey.

The robotic devices deter the occurrence of crime, identify security threats, provide an autonomous and human-assisted remote response, and provide “eyewitness” documentation of events via high-resolution, recorded video.

Remotely monitoring personnel receive alerts whenever a device senses the motion of a human or vehicle. 

“RAD Light My Way is a fantastic integration of technology that solves many parking lot security issues,” added Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP, President of Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services.

Robotic Assistance Devices logo“Almost every one of my clients has parking facilities. In the Pacific Northwest, we have short days and long nights in the winter, and often it is dark by 3:30 pm.”

“I have spoken with many employees at various organizations. A primary concern is going from their workspace’s protected environment and out to the unprotected parking lot. It’s a cost-effective solution to a well-known problem and one I am recommending to any of my clients with parking lots.” 

See ‘RAD Light My Way’ for yourself and in person at ISC West, March 22-25 in Las Vegas, in booth #31053. 

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) is a high-tech start-up that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-based solutions that empower organizations to gain new insight, solve complex security challenges, and fuel new business ideas at reduced costs.

(Learn More about Robots as the ‘Future of Security.’ Courtesy of Robotic Assistance Devices and YouTube.)

RAD developed its advanced security robot technology from the ground up including circuit board design, and base code development, allowing RAD to have complete control over all design elements, performance, quality, and the user’s experience of all security robots whether SCOT™, ROSA™, Wally™, Wally HSO™, AVA™, or ROAMEO™.

Download the Autonomous Remote Services Industry Manifesto to learn more about how RAD is reinventing the security services industry.

Robotics Assistance Devices Recognized in Third AST Homeland Security Awards Program

Mark Folmer, President and COO of Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) Accepts One of Two Awards in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program
Mark Folmer, President and COO of Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) Accepts One of Two Awards in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.

Robotics Assistance Devices (First of Two)

  • Best Motion Detection Solution

  • ROSA180

    • ROSA180 is a supplemental security device that includes critical autonomous response capabilities to help simulate security personnel actions at a fraction of the cost.

  • The device’s 180° field of view through dual hi-resolution, full-color, always-on digital cameras provide 24/7 visibility and monitoring.

  • ROSA180 can also be used to recognize and deter loitering, and the device’s built-in continually active analytics can activate security alerts to onsite security or law enforcement, as defined by the end-users particular needs.

(See an illustration of ROSA180, a proven perimeter surveillance superstar for Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), with its human and vehicle detection analytics and keen ability to detect and deter trespassers, loiterers and vagrants. Courtesy of Robotic Assistance Devices and YouTube.)

Robotics Assistance Devices (Second of Two)

  • Best Robotic Perimeter Protection

  • ROSA180

  • ROSA180 comes equipped with RAD’s AI-driven security systems including both human and vehicle detection, license plate recognition, and complete integration with the RAD Software suite notification and response library.

ROSA includes RAD’s AI-driven security systems including both human and vehicle detection, license plate recognition, and complete integration with the RAD Software suite notification and response library, and has been a proven perimeter surveillance superstar with its keen ability to detect and deter trespassers, loiterers and vagrants.
  • Additionally, ROSA180 has stood out as a proven perimeter surveillance superstar with its keen ability to detect and deter trespassers, loiterers, and vagrants, as well as enforce COVID-19 mask requirements in a non-confrontational manner.

  • ROSA180 houses dual cameras with a combined 180° Field of View that drive its internal AI-analytics to detect any unexpected movement (human or vehicle) then initiate any number of autonomous responses both visual and audible.

  • The system also opens direct video and audio communication to remote monitoring personal who are able to view and speak with any detected persons.

  • ROSA180 is a game-changer in the security services industry, allowing a very cost-effective force multiplier in nearly every environment.

  • *Robotic Assistance Devices was also recognized with Multiple Award Wins in the 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Thomas Richardson, FDNY Chief of Department; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems; and Richard Blatus, FDNY Assistant Chief of Operations at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

AST Honors Thomas Richardson, FDNY Chief of Department; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems; and Richard Blatus, FDNY Assistant Chief of Operations, at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.

In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.

Our keynote speaker TSA Administrator David Pekoske delivered a moving and timely address on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel, and more (Be sure to see Interview.)
TSA Administrator David Pekoske addressing attendees at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in New York City on November 17, 2021. (Be sure to see AST Exclusive Interview, facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.

Commissioner Bill Bratton signing copies of his latest work, ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon. (Be sure to see AST Exclusive Interview with Comm Bratton, facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI SystemsAttivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products COVID Innovations
Workforce Management Government Security Programs And Many Others to Choose From!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Team TSA
Honoring the 20th anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration (Team TSA at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.)

In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:

NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby second from left), and American Red Cross Members accept 'Excellence in Public Safety' Awards at 2021 'ASTORS' Luncheon
NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby second from left), and American Red Cross Members accept an ‘Excellence in Public Safety’ Awards at 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Luncheon
Representing NEC at the 2021 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon -Stacey Brown, SVP Raffie Beroukhim, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, 2021 'ASTORS' Industry Leader of the Year; Christopher Gillyard, Rachel Sisk, and Frank Sangiorg
Representing NEC Corporation at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC in New York City – NEC Director of Marketing Stacey Brown, NEC Senior Vice President Raffie Beroukhim, NEC NSS President Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year; NEC NSS Regional Sales Director Chris Gillyard, NEC NSS Executive Assistant Rachel Sisk, and NEC Regional Sales Director Frank Sangiorgi

Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:

AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogicSenstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!

Team ATI Systems (featuring Dr. Ray Bassiouni, second from right) Accepts the 2021 Platinum 'ASTORS' Award for the ATI Systems Mobile Solutions for Giant Voice, in addition to a 2020 'ASTORS' Extraordinary Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2021 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon at ISC East.
Team ATI Systems (featuring Dr. Ray Bassiouni, second from right) Accepts the 2021 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for the ATI Systems Mobile Solutions for Giant Voice, in addition to a 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Leadership & Innovation Award at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers’ eyes throughout the story with cutting-edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

AST Digital Publications are distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals, in federal, state, local, and private security sectors.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local level as well as from private firms allied to the government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)

To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.

It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for The Best of 2021 Products and Services endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, as well as the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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