Aptonomy expands West Coast footprint with new partners

March 15, 2018
Aptonomy's self-flying security drones are guided by artificial intelligence that detects and analyze unwanted activity

San Jose, CA -- Mar. 15, 2018 -- Aptonomy, Inc., provider of smart security drones, partners with guard companies to deploy its aerial security systems and more than triple the effectiveness of routine patrol and alarm response. Aptonomy’s self-flying security drones are guided by artificial intelligence that detects and analyze unwanted activity.

Aptonomy’s solution also integrates ground sensors that dispatch its drones to the location of the alarm. The security system streams live video feeds from the drone back to the guard company, property owner, and the authorities, in case the alarm escalates. Deployments of Aptonomy’s drones are active across California and quickly expanding across North America.

Aptonomy has partnered with several security integrators and guard companies, including Watchlight Corp., Paladin Private Security, and Admiral Security Service, to develop synergies and provide a complete high tech security solution to end-users.

“We have increased our outdoor security efficiency several times over with Aptonomy’s drone system. In addition, the novel technology is extremely easy to use and has unlocked a new aerial security market for our company,” said Paolo Piscatelli, VP at Watchlight Corp.

“Aptonomy’s partnership has given us the ability to cover more space with less manpower. With the drone system, our guard force is able to respond to focused issues vs. random patrols. We hope to extend this solution to our clients and capitalize on these synergies,” said Joel Adams, Account Manager at Admiral Security Services.

“As Northern California's largest mobile patrol service, we're excited about this emerging technology. Drones offer a strong alternative to traditional guard buyers at both a lower price point and with higher levels of effectiveness and reliability over human guards. We believe drone deployments will build on the success of the remote monitoring industry, bringing more security buyers to the patrol/response side of the industry that is our focus at Paladin. We're proud to be aligned with Aptonomy and have absolute faith that their products will lead the way into the next generation of private patrol methodology,” said Matt Carroll, VP of Operations & IT at Paladin Private Security.

Aptonomy is excited to continue to develop relationships with commercial partners and customers in the rapidly expanding Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) markets.

This announcement comes on the heels of Louisville, Kentucky becoming a finalist for the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge and receiving $100,000 in funding for security drone deployments beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Louisville will become the first city in the United States to use autonomous Aptonomy drones to respond to the sound of gunfire.

Aptonomy, Inc. is a leader in the development of autonomous industrial-grade Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for security. Through proprietary software, Aptonomy’s robotic (self-flying) drones are equipped with artificial intelligence, anomaly detection and obstruction avoidance. Founded in 2014, Aptonomy’s foundation draws upon years of experience at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Lockheed Martin, DARPA, Army Research Labs and Intel amongst others.

Aptonomy, Inc. is a Y Combinator-incubated company and funded by top silicon valley investors. its ground-breaking technology has been covered extensively by MIT Tech Review, TechCrunch, and Yahoo Tech, amongst others. 

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