MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knightscope, Inc. (Nasdaq: KSCP) (“Knightscope” or the “Company”), a leading developer of autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communication systems, today announces that GPI Defense, a Houston based provider of custom tailored security services, has executed an agreement to join the Company’s reseller program as a Knightscope Authorized Partner (KAP). GPI Defense also signed a contract for 2 K5s and a pre-order for 2 K1-Hemisphere Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs).
“GPI Defense’s mission is to defend and protect the best of humanity from the worst of it,” stated Troy Skeen, founder and CEO at GPI Defense. “Leveraging Knightscope’s technologies with my 25+ years of experience allows us to keep more people safe by providing a complete and transparent solution to our customers.”
GPI Defense will actively integrate Knightscope ASRs into its consulting and security services to expand its offering to include the most cutting-edge technologies focused on public safety, and the ASRs will be used as reseller demonstration devices for its customers.
“Knightscope and GPI Defense are aligned to protect the places people live, work, study and visit,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope. “There are already many Knightscope security robots in the Great State of Texas, and we plan to significantly increase our footprint with the help of GPI Defense.”
As laid out in its January announcement, Knightscope is executing its plan to pave the way to profitability through increased engagement with resellers and continued growth through new sales contracts. In addition to the new contracts above, Knightscope signed another pre-order sales agreement with a large healthcare group in the Mid-west. This client will start its fleet of Knightscope security solutions with 1 K1-Hemisphere to be placed in a passageway from the garage area that leads into the main entrance, once commercially available. A southern California university also executed a full-service agreement for its emergency communications system made up of Knightscope K1 Blue Light Towers.
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Knightscope’s long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Learn more about the Company at www.knightscope.com. Follow Knightscope on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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