Guardian 8's VP of Sales, Gary Kuty, was recently interviewed by the hosts of a security industry podcast and was asked to discuss some of the challenges facing the security industry today. Among the topics at-hand were technology adoption and innovation, officer safety concerns, competition among security providers, and recruiting trends.
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The Pro V2 enjoyed a little more time in the spotlight when it was featured on a Texas CBS affiliate's evening news as the "Top Story" of the day.
Against the backdrop of the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a local NBC affiliate based in Washington State profiled Guardian 8's Pro V2 Enhanced Non-Lethal device as part of a story on school safety.
Guardian 8's Pro V2 Enhanced Non-Lethal device was featured on our local ABC affiliate during yesterday's evening newscast on three separate occasions! The station was conducting a story on school violence, and reporter Joe Bartel pinned us as a great solution to the problem. We made sure to emphasize the Pro V2's value to hospitals, private security, and other industries, too, and we're glad Joe mentioned it in the story.
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While on a phone call this morning with a ranking official from a healthcare facility in Ohio, we learned about an incident in which a security officer at the facility successfully deployed a Pro V2 unit to de-escalate a potentially violent incident.
At first, we assumed that the officer recognized a potential threat and then drew and armed the Pro V2 to gain compliance. When we learned the full story, we were even more excited that the device did exactly what it was designed to do and that the officer utilized quick thinking under pressure to protect himself and others from harm.
Here's the scoop:
Nation’s 4th largest professional security provider adopts new non-lethal intermediate defense technology
Guardian 8 Corporation, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), a leading provider of Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) defense technologies, today announced that its Pro V2 device was endorsed by Universal Protection Service (‘UPS’) and included in its use of force policy for its customers as an alternative to exclusively armed or unarmed security contracts.
UPS is a division of Universal Services of America and is recognized as an industry leader when it comes to advancing technology that enhances the security services it offers to its customers. The company employs over 50,000 uniformed security officers and professionals and now operates in 49 states nationwide.
Early Adopters Aiming to Reduce Incidents of Violence in Schools
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Jun 16, 2015) - Guardian 8 Corporation, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), a leading provider of Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) defense technologies, today announced that it has partnered with several school districts around the country to deploy the Pro V2 Enhanced Non-Lethal device as part of a pilot program aimed at reducing incidents of violence in schools between students and other students, students and teachers, and students and staff.
According to a 2013 U.S. Department of Education study (Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013), there were over 3,700 nonfatal victimizations and over 2,000 incidences of assaults and serious violence A DAY in U.S. schools during 2012 among students ages 12-18. A greater number of adolescent students also experienced more theft and violent crime victimizations at school than away from school in 2012.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ-- (Jun 3, 2015) - Guardian 8 Corporation, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), a leading provider of Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) defense technologies, today announced that in May it sold and shipped an initial order of twenty Pro V2 units to a large metropolitan police department in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
The department will deploy these initial units to select officers as part of a comprehensive pilot program to determine if the de-escalation, documentation, and defense capabilities of the Pro V2 should be used to outfit an even larger number of police personnel in the U.A.E. In addition, the Ministry of the Interior is evaluating the units for potential deployment to private security personnel in the region, pending import clearance.
(Police Foundation Vice President, Jim Burch, moderated the briefing)
Guardian 8 was invited to speak at a briefing in Washington D.C for the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Law Enforcement Caucus as part of a discussion about alternative, non-lethal, and less-lethal use of force options in law enforcement. The featured speakers at the briefing included the caucus co-chairs, Congressman Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman Pascrell (D-NJ), myself (Guardian 8's Training Headmaster), two senior NYPD command staff members, a Washington State SWAT officer, and one other less-lethal technology company representative.
Recent agreements further Guardian 8’s goal of expanding international adoption of Pro V2
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Feb. 19, 2015 – Guardian 8 Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), announced today that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements in Ecuador and Uruguay and a non-exclusive agreement in Panama. These agreements – representing approximately $100,000 in potential revenues -- solidifies Guardian 8’s growing presence in Central and South America, joining Argentina, Colombia and Mexico as international distributors of the Pro V2.