A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in video security and technology integration specializing in the convergence of physical and IP video security, announced today that the Company will be the first authorized security systems integrator to sell and support the new Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle.
(A-UGV), introduced yesterday by Sharp Electronics Corporation at the ASIS International 2016 security exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV is a cost-effective, multi-terrain, mobile sensor platform that can capture video, audio and environmental data, while providing a visible deterrent. The data provided by the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV can enhance outdoor surveillance, security, safety and maintenance inspections, which helps organization meet the challenges of an ever-changing security landscape by augmenting a skilled guard force.
The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV has the capability to operate as a self-directed robot, which navigates on the ground, outdoors around a facility, without a human driver. After its route is programmed, it is capable of operating autonomously and can be equipped to extend human capabilities, such as sight, using an array of cameras, including available thermal imaging. Operators within a command center also have the option to take control of the vehicle, when necessary, and direct its operation. The unit is powered by rechargeable ION batteries, and can operate up to eight hours on a single charge. A siren, flashing lights, voice announcements and two-way communications help to deter vandalism and trespassing, while its cameras and other sensors help assist in identifying other dangers, such as pipeline cracks or gas leaks.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions, a leading regional systems integrator with headquarters in Bay Shore, NY and Bridgeport, CT, sees the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV as a logical and exciting addition to its best-of-breed security offerings. The Company’s expertise in technology convergence and integration dovetails perfectly with the role the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV can play as part of a comprehensive physical security solution. A+ already offers and supports a wide range of security and facility management systems, as well as management software and command center solutions that bring it all together into a centralized management platform. The ability of INTELLOS™ to provide an autonomous mobile platform for physical security and environmental sensors, the data from which can be monitored, prioritized and managed by these same centralized command center solutions, means an opportunity for A+ to extend exciting new possibilities to its customers. The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV is particularly well suited for customers with expansive outdoor properties, such as manufacturing, utilities, pharmaceuticals, data centers, airports, rail yards and government facilities, all categories that A+ serves.
David Antar, President of A+ Technology & Security Solutions, explained, “A+ Technology & Security has always prided itself at being ahead of the curve in recognizing the value of emerging technologies, and there is no question that autonomous unmanned ground vehicles will play an important role within the future security marketplace. We are thrilled to be the first integrator to offer the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV and are looking forward to sharing its possibilities with our customers.”
"At National Grid, the safety and security of our employees and the public is our number one priority," said Warren Bamford, VP Global Security National Grid. "The multi-terrain robot offered by A+ Technology is a new an innovative technology that any organization focused on security should explore."
As an authorized reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV, A+ will support customers with security assessments, installation and training. Anyone interested in scheduling a demonstration of the vehicle and its capabilities should contact the company at 631-969-2600, or info(at)aplustechnology.com. Product specific information can be found at SharpINTELLOS.com. To foster awareness and understanding about UGVs for security, visit Robolliance.com.
About A+ Technology & Security Solutions
A+ Technology & Security Solutions, a regional systems integrator, is a proven leader in the convergence of IT, Audio Visual, LED Lighting and Security technologies. The company is one of the largest providers of IP video surveillance into K-12 and higher education facilities throughout the New York Metropolitan area and is now expanding its services throughout the Northeast, with a focus on education, government, healthcare and commercial business markets. For more information visit http://www.aplustechnology.com.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.
For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.