Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), the north American master distributor for SMP featuring exclusive power and other special technology, and a North American distributor for SMP Robotics, announced its acquisition by On the Move Systems (OTC PINK: OMVS).
The merger with OMVS allows RAD access to capital to scale its product portfolio and help further increase its market position as a leader in the robotic guard market. As the demand for robotic security guards continues to grow at a rapid rate, RAD will be ideally positioned to deliver customised services and solutions to its broad client base across North America.
Expanding security guard robot business strategy
“Over the past year, we've built significant momentum in the security and robotics markets and our alliance with OMVS demonstrates the next evolution of our business strategy,” said Steve Reinharz, President and CEO, RAD. “With our combined teams, we are able to deliver more innovative solutions that provide our customers and partners with an incredible advantage in their respective markets.”
“Steve and his team have successfully built a company focused on their mission of delivering results to the security and guarding industries. Now, with this merger, they will be able to take that mission to the next level expanding the reach of the security guard robot and creating a shift in the way guarding companies do business,” said Garrett Parsons, CEO, OMVS.
Force multiplier and security personnel safety
RAD’s security robots serve as a force multiplier and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability for organisations that deploy the security guard robot. Additionally, the robotic guard costs approximately 50 percent less per hour than traditional guards, resulting in significant long-term savings.
RAD currently has a sales pipeline of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 25 qualified dealers and distributors that have a combined customer base of more than 35,000 corporations.
Robots-as-a-service rental programme
RAD deploys its robots using a “robots-as-a-service” rental programme charging on a monthly basis for the robot. Included in the monthly fee are regular maintenance, warranty, upgrades, training and retraining, and deployment.
In early July, OMVS completed its due diligence on RAD as part of the binding Letter of Intent that was entered into on May 10, 2017, for the purchase of 100 percent of RAD by OMVS.