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Allied Universal and Knightscope Tour Security Robots in Select Cities

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Thompson, Vorticom Public Relations
Phone: 212-532-2208 Email: nancyt@vorticom.com

The Trek Begins in Atlanta and Concludes in Nashville

Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., June 1, 2017—Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America, and partner Knightscope, Inc., developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing U.S. security operations, have teamed up to take security robots on an introductory tour throughout the Southeast.

The tour begins with an open house demonstration on June 7 at 10 a.m. at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It resumes with a stop in Birmingham, Ala., before heading to Tennessee for a couple of stops in Memphis and Nashville and concluding at the BOMA International Conference & Expo, slated for the last week in June.

Allied Universal clients may register to attend the June 7 demo at the Aquarium at this link.

“As our clients’ needs evolve in the security realm, so must our solutions,” said Dennis Crowley, Allied Universal’s Vice President of Technology. “Smart robotic technology is the next evolution in security, therefore, our goal is to introduce it to as many customers as possible to give them another viable option.”

Knightscope’s Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs) have the ability to scan for and detect issues that could lead to threats, in addition to analyzing anomalies and notifying the security team. The tour will feature live robot patrols of the K5 (outdoor) and K3 (indoor) models and highlight some of their features such as:
  
  • 360-degree video that provides complete awareness and feeds to a security operations center
  • Thermal imaging for identifying fires and gauging proper environmental temperature settings
  • License plate recognition, which is an example of a computational task that may include data collection in a large parking facility
  • Intercom and broadcast capability that can be programmed to relay messages or alert security personnel to immediately dispatch law enforcement

“Touring the Southeast will give many their first opportunity to interact with fully autonomous robots, and to see the numerous intelligence gathering and cost saving benefits they provide,” said Stacy Dean Stephens, Knightscope Vice President Marketing and Sales. “We are excited to bring the technologies of 2050 to Allied Universal’s customers today.”

Once the machines arrive at the BOMA International Conference, Allied Universal will put them to work providing security patrols during the trade show and on display in Allied Universal’s show booth #802.

The K3 and K5 ADMs are designed and built in Silicon Valley by Knightscope, and are available to Allied Universal clients nationwide. Deployments have commenced in California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York and Texas. Learn more at www.knightscope.com.

About Knightscope, Inc.
Knightscope, Inc. is an advanced security technology company that utilizes Software + Hardware + Humans to provide its clients with new groundbreaking anomaly detection capabilities. In an increasingly volatile world, we are developing one of the most important technologies to come out of Silicon Valley that will empower the public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. every single year and our long-term mission is to cut it in half. Learn more at www.knightscope.com.


About Allied Universal
Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 50 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you. For more information, please visit www.AUS.com.
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