On hand to accept Security Today's award was Alice DiSanto, Director of Marketing for the Sharp Robotics Business Division. "The last twelve months have validated that security robotics are the future. CSOs (Chief Security Officers) are looking for solutions to their initiatives that traditional manpower and technology cannot alone fulfill. Security needs are too great and ever-increasing. In order to hit productivity and profitability goals, yet also protect critical infrastructure, assets and people, automation is critical. Corporations have experienced automation success stories in the business areas of accounting, recruiting, and customer tracking. The time is now to automate routine safety, maintenance and surveillance tasks."
As for Security Sales & Integration (SSI), this was the third year for their "Security Solutions Awards" program. The program recognizes manufacturers whose products have been field-tested and successfully deployed to solve real customer challenges. Sharp Electronics was one of eight winners in seven application areas. The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV met several needs for a global pharmaceutical company, which included adding another tier of protection to their onion-layer model of intrusion detection; extending air quality monitoring to the exterior; and further supporting security officers. Case study details about Sharp's outdoor robot will be featured in SSI's annual December 2017 Technology Issue.
SSI's Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Scott Goldfine, shared about the winners, "The real test for manufacturers' products ― especially when dealing in the sometimes life or death realm of security and safety ― is how they truly meet the needs of both the security integrator and their customer. How does a given device or system deliver problem-solution results in the field deployed in real-world scenarios? That is the true litmus test and why SSI founded the "Security Solutions Awards". This unique program is an outstanding platform for security product suppliers to showcase their wares and a unique source for integrators to identify project solutions."
Mike Kobelin, National Sales Director for the Sharp Robotics Business Division, at ASIS for the award announcement, stated, "It is one thing for a manufacturer to claim it can satisfy security and safety needs. Demonstrating proof of concept is the tipping point for accelerated adoption and that's what Sharp has been able to do. Sharp is grateful to Security Sales & Integration for assembling a panel of independent industry professionals, integrators and consultants, to evaluate the technical merits and ease of use for products, like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV."
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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 appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.