Robotic Assistance Devices Partners with Romeo Power (Multi-Video)

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has entered into an agreement with Romeo Power to outfit the SMP Robotics S5 Security Guard Robot with Romeo’s lithium-ion battery packs.

RAD will exclusively use Romeo’s power solution and similarly Romeo will only supply RAD as their exclusive security robot partner.

The addition of Romeo Power battery packs to the RAD robotics solution delivers 12 hours of continuous operation regardless of terrain or climate, and Romeo Power’s advanced battery packs also allows four continuous years of use without replacement.

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

“This advanced battery from Romeo allows our autonomous security robot to patrol for longer periods of time, increasing its efficiency and operational success,” said Steve Reinharz, President and Founder, RAD.

As we gear up to deploy more advanced robotic solutions to the market, the battery life and power will be a critical feature we can offer to end users.”

“Additionally, Romeo Power is an ideal technology partner as it leads the charge in developing power solutions that drives today’s modern technology deployments.

As part of the company’s alliance, Romeo Power will deploy two S5 autonomous security guard robots at its Vernon, California, headquarters, to patrol the company’s 113,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and surrounding property.

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

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with RAD to help increase safety, enhance productivity and control access to our facility,” said Michael Patterson, CEO and Founder, Romeo Power.

“Furthermore, our partnership with RAD will allow us to further refine our lithium-ion battery packs for future use and allow us to garner data from the artificial intelligence market, which is expanding at a rapid rate.”

Romeo Power, 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.

SMP S5 Security Guard robots are optimized with RAD’s customized services and solutions, deliver a cost-effective solution to augment traditional manned guard services.

The S5 Security Guard serves as a force multiplier and removes security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability.

(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.

RAD has commenced to deploy robots to end users, and to date has commitments for 62 robots for total contract values of approximately $6 million.

OMVS has successfully completed its due diligence process on RAD as part of the binding LOI that was entered into on May 10, 2017, for the purchase of 100 percent of RAD by OMVS. It is anticipated that the acquisition will close before August 31, 2017.

RAD currently has signed agreements for two POC’s with major companies.

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.

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 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.

(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.

ISC East 2017

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 or visit the company’s website at

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