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Security Robots Make Debut at BOMA 2017

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Nancy Thompson, Vorticom Public Relations
212-532-2208 or nancyt@vorticom.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2017—Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America, and partner Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing U.S. security operations, will demonstrate robots in action at the BOMA International Conference & Expo, June 24-27 at Nashville’s Music City Center.

Officially called Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs), a K5 model will provide security during the conference alongside Allied Universal’s uniformed security professionals, while a K3 model will be on display in Allied Universal’s booth #802.

“The Knightscope K5 and K3 Autonomous Data Machines are groundbreaking in advanced anomaly detection and may be used in many industries and environments,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. “These robots are best equipped to work in routine and sometimes hazardous situations, therein freeing up security personnel to handle more interactive and strategic activities. We are thrilled to partner with Knightscope to showcase this dynamic technology for BOMA attendees.”

The ADMs, along with Allied Universal’s other technology offerings, will create a paradigm shift in the way the company’s customers do business. Some of the ADMs’ features and capabilities include:
 
  • 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

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. Allied Universal, a BOMA Cornerstone partner, will also present two educational sessions at the show, including:
 

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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 60 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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