RAD Deploys First Security Guard Robot (Learn More, See in Action)

The robots serve as force multipliers and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability. The combination of human personnel with robotic technologies creates a strong value proposition that results in new levels of security and streamlined operations.
The robots serve as force multipliers and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability. The combination of human personnel with robotic technologies creates a strong value proposition that results in new levels of security and streamlined operations.

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a Proud Sponsor of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has deployed its first security guard robot at the headquarters of Romeo Power Technology in Vernon, California.

The 113,000-square- foot facility will benefit from the addition of RAD robotic personnel, and will augment the existing security, safety and operational processes in place at the site.

Michael Patterson, CEO and Founder, Romeo Power
Michael Patterson, CEO and Founder, Romeo Power

“RAD is the perfect partner to help us increase safety, enhance productivity and control access to our facility,” said Michael Patterson, Romeo, CEO and co-founder.

“In addition, our partnership allows us to gather data from the artificial intelligence market, which we know will play an ever growing role in our business.”

Romeo is the exclusive battery pack technology partner to RAD.

Romeo lithium-ion battery packs power RAD’s fleet of security guard robots, providing 12 hours of continuous operation regardless of terrain or climate.

(See in Action! Courtesy of SMP S5 Security Robots and YouTube)

Additionally, these advanced battery packs enable RAD robotics to experience four continuous years of use without replacement.

Romeo, founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Samsung, Apple and Amazon, is an energy storage technology company leading the charge in battery pack innovation, safety and reliability for vehicles and stationary storage.

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

“We are pleased to deploy the first robot at Romeo Power Technology — part of our robot-as- a-service delivery model that differentiates us from other robotic and artificial intelligence providers,” said Steve Reinharz, President, RAD.

“As we move toward exceeding our 2017 delivery targets, we continue to experience significant and growing market interest on our solutions, which are designed to augment existing security teams.”

The Security Guard robots, which are optimized with RAD’s customized services and solutions, deliver a cost-effective solution to augment traditional manned guard services.

(Three S5.1 security robots autonomously and jointly patrols park territory. UGVs automatically avoid the obstacles and build their route, depending on the position of the other robots in group. Group navigation is carried out due to advanced algorithms of image recognition developed by SMP Robotics. Courtesy of SMP S5 Security Robots and YouTube)

The robots serve as force multipliers and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability.

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.

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

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 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.

(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 is 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.

To register for the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, click on the banner below, or go to https://americansecuritytoday.com/product/awards-luncheon/

Good 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.