ATLANTA—U.S. Security Associates (USA), a full-service safety and security solutions provider based here, has announced that it is the first private security company to be an authorized reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicles, and will be hosting exclusive demonstration events across the U.S. this summer.
"In addition to acting as an additional deterrent for criminal activity, the real value new technologies like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV offers is mining site-specific data in areas inhospitable or too cumbersome for traditional officer patrols and providing insights, compliance and recommendations that maximize the 'Total Value to Protect,'" Richard L. Wyckoff, president and CEO of USA, said in the announcement.
He continued, "Robotics that enable data-driven technologies should be a key consideration when putting together a comprehensive security and safety program. Robotics and drones will increasingly play a major role in complementing a traditional officer force and USA intends to expand our capabilities to ensure leading edge technology is available to our customers."
The Sharp robots utilize a navigation surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force, according to the press release. In addition to standard information gathering tools, optional observation and sensor equipment is available, and is configurable to meet a customer's changing safety needs.