RAD Becomes Leader in Robotic Security Guards with New Merger

S5 Security Robot by SMP Robotics
The S5 is the world's first commercial outdoor security robot that can function in various terrain conditions: road, off-road, grass and gravel. The strong surface grip allows the robots to surmount level differences, bumps and ditches. The robot can operate in all types of weather conditions (rain, snow, fog, smoke, etc.), with temperatures ranging from -4F to 100F.

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), the north American master distributor for SMP Robotics and a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards, has announced its acquisition by On the Move Systems.

The merger with OMVS allows RAD access to capital to scale its product portfolio and help further increase its market position as a leader in the robotic guard market.

As the demand for robotic security guards continues to grow at a rapid rate, RAD will be ideally positioned to deliver customized services and solutions to its broad client base across North America.

Steve Reinharz, President and Founder, RAD
Steve Reinharz, President and Founder, RAD

“Over the past year, we’ve built significant momentum in the security and robotics markets and our alliance with OMVS demonstrates the next evolution of our business strategy,” said Steve Reinharz, President and CEO, RAD.

“With our combined teams, we are able to deliver more innovative solutions that provide our customers and partners with an incredible advantage in their respective markets.”

“Steve and his team have successfully built a company focused on their mission of delivering results to the security and guarding industries,” said Garrett Parsons, CEO, OMVS.

“Now, with this merger, they will be able to take that mission to the next level expanding the reach of the security guard robot and creating a shift in the way guarding companies do business.”

RAD’s security robots serve as a force multiplier and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability for organizations that deploy the security guard robot.

Additionally, the robotic guard costs approximately 50 percent less per hour than traditional guards, resulting in significant long-term savings.

(Learn More about the SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard, from Steve Reinharz, Founder and President of Robotic Assistance Devices. Courtesy of SMP Robotics and YouTube)

The combination of human personnel with robotic technologies creates a strong value proposition that results in new levels of security and streamlined operations.

SMP Robotics S5 Security Guard Robot

The SMP/RAD Robotics S5 Robotic Guard is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence systems to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting unauthorized human and vehicle outdoor activity in restricted areas.

The SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard from Robotic Assistance Devices and SMP Robotics is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle that incorporates advanced intelligence to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting outdoor activity, including humans and vehicles.
The S5 Robotic Guard is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle that incorporates advanced intelligence to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting outdoor activity, including humans and vehicles.

The security robot can patrol on a scheduled set route or routes and can report on anomalies that are found on its patrol route.

The robot uses machine vision learning inertial navigation and other proprietary navigation systems to know exactly where it is and where it is going.

The S5 Robotic Guard can operate up to 12 hours without recharging and continuously monitors in any weather environment, including rain, snow, gusty wind and temperatures ranging from -7 degrees F to 110 degrees F.

It incorporates automatic obstacle avoidance sensors, two-way audio, panic button and onboard panoramic video surveillance to increase situational awareness.

Additionally, it integrates with leading video management solutions and supports other business systems for special equipment, sensor integration, and advanced software development.

The S5 Robotic Guard is ideal for critical infrastructure and perimeter security to lower risk boost productivity and ensure safety.

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 corporations.

RAD deploys its robots using a “robots-as-a-service” rental program charging on a monthly basis for the robot.

Included in the monthly fee are regular maintenance, warranty, upgrades, training and retraining, and deployment.

In early July, OMVS completed its due diligence on RAD as part of the binding Letter of Intent that was entered into on May 10, 2017, for the purchase of 100 percent of RAD by OMVS. The acquisition is expected to close on August 31.

Founded in 2016, RAD is a high-tech start-up that is an exclusive partner of SMP Robotics, based in San Francisco.

The S5 Robotic Guard is ideal for critical infrastructure and perimeter security to lower risk boost productivity and ensure safety.

(See the SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard in Action! Courtesy of SMP Robotics and YouTube)

It is also essential for remote location monitoring, providing security where otherwise none would be reasonable to implement, including oil and gas production facilities, utility locations and other enterprise sites.

Modern Robotic Guards

Modern Robotic Guards can be used by organizations to make their security departments move beyond “guns, guards and gates” to streamline departments.

By utilizing our RADBot™, they can enhance their ability to effectively patrol large sites.

How it works:

  • Patrols a set route or routes depending on schedule.
  • While on patrol, 360 degrees of video are captured by the robot.
  • This video is an extension of the organization’s existing data capture, operational and safety efforts.
  • Security officers and/or the Security Operations Center (SOC) can view the video of what the robot ‘sees’ at any time.
  • The robot will alert a guard or the SOC when a predefined parameter, such as an individual, is identified.
  • The robot can automatically announce a message to the potential intruder and engage with the SOC for two-way voice control.
  • If so equipped the robot can capture license plate information while on patrol.
  • The robot, if so equipped, can offer remote guards and operators a variety of additional visualization technology including pan/tilt/zoom cameras, IR imaging and/or thermal cameras.
  • Additional integration options are available.

Meet Your New Security Guard

S5 Technical detail (Image Credit: SMP Robotics)
S5 Technical detail (Image Credit: SMP Robotics)

Robotic Assistance Devices in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of innovative Robotic Perimeter Protection Systems.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to RAD on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more about the SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard go to http://roboticassistancedevices.com/smp-robotics-s5-robot/ or visit the company’s website at http://roboticassistancedevices.com/.

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) is an innovator of artificial intelligence and robotic solutions for operational, security and monitoring needs.