Welcome!

News Feed Item

Guardian 8 Enters Into Letter of Intent to Provide Enhanced Non-Lethal Security Test Devices to Securitas-USA

Securitas to Test G8 Pro V2 With Hospital and Private Security Officers

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/14 -- Guardian 8 Holdings, (OTCQB: GRDH) a provider of enhanced non-lethal (ENL) defense devices, today announced that its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, has signed an agreement letter of intent with Securitas USA, one of the world's largest security providers, to test the use of Guardian 8's G8 Pro V2 ENL security device with its client's in the hospital and private security settings. Securitas manages the security program for 350 North American hospitals and employs nearly 3,000 Healthcare Security Officers (HSO).

"Security professionals have long been seeking a non-lethal tool to provide a layered defense, which helps enhance safety for officers and those they are sworn to protect," said Guardian 8 CEO Steve Cochennet. "Securitas will be the first contract security organization to bring real-time field testing of ENLs into a major hospital system under real-life conditions. We are hopeful that Securitas' pilot program will prove the effectiveness of ENL devices in the healthcare environment, and will create a gateway to rolling out G8 Pro V2 devices in other customer segments in the future."

Guardian 8 has already placed units with in-house hospital security units, but with this pilot program, Securitas is taking advantage of a strategic alliance that Guardian 8 recently entered into with the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA) to provide the G8 Pro V2 and training to the association's 90,000 members in California.

Under terms of the letter of intent, once pricing terms are agreed upon, Guardian 8 will provide a minimum of 50 G8 Pro V2 devices to Securitas, which will test the devices in the field under actual security conditions for a 90-day period. After testing, Securitas will provide G8 with a report regarding the applicability, usability and issues created by the devices and will work with G8 to implement changes or modifications to the device, if necessary, to address such issues, if any.

As explained by Securitas' Vice President of Healthcare, Paul White, "This test program will allow us to place the Pro V2 into actual real-life hospital situations, where we can evaluate its effectiveness as a layered defense system, along with its unique ability to record both visual and verbal events as they occur."

The G8 Pro V2 fully integrates several non-lethal technologies and a communications platform to provide a safer personal defense solution. It provides a layered defense including a red laser spotter, siren, strobe light, O.C. pepper spray, camera with voice and video auto-record functionality, push-to-talk communications capabilities.

To learn more about the benefits of ENLs, the G8 Pro V2 and available training, visit Guardian 8 at the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) conference in San Diego, May 18-21 or go to http://guardian8.com.

A copy of the letter of intent is included as an exhibit to G8's current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

About Guardian 8
Guardian 8 Corporation, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of publicly traded Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), is defining a new market category for personal safety and security tools: "low-impact (low-risk) enhanced non-lethal (ENL) devices." The company develops, manufactures and sells innovative personal security devices designed to deliver layered defense for low-impact de-escalation and risk mitigation. Guardian 8 is based in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements."

Such statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: any implied or perceived benefits resulting from the Securitas letter of intent; actual sales to be derived under the letter of intent; size of orders received for Guardian 8's products; results of the testing program with Securitas; acceptance of Guardian 8's products in the hospital and private security industry; the actual size of Securitas' operations and number of hospital officers represented; Guardian 8's and its subsidiaries business prospects; the ability of Guardian 8 to execute its business plan; benefits of the G8 Pro V2 device; any other effects resulting from the information disclosed above; risks and effects of legal and administrative proceedings and government regulation; future financial and operational results; competition; general economic conditions; and the ability to manage and continue growth. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements Guardian 8 makes in this press release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents it files from time to time with the SEC. Guardian 8 undertakes no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact
Kris Kraves
Kraves PR
O: (805) 527-7733
C: (310) 849-2492
[email protected]

Investor Relations
Lance Beckham
Acorn Management Partners
O: (678) 368-4012
C: (404) 368-1738
[email protected]

Casey Burt
IN2NE Corp.
561-929-2324
561-989-3600
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's applicati...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...