Below is our recent interview with Kevin Davis, CSO at Armored Things:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Armored Things?
A: Headquartered in Boston, Armored Things is a startup developing physical security and operations software. Armored Things enables security personnel to gain insight into their operations so that they can make smarter and safer decisions in real-time. Armored Things is changing the way security personnel interact with their data and helps solve the major challenges facing the ever-evolving security landscape.
Q: You’ve recently appointed Kevin Davis as the new Chief Security Officer; could you tell us something more?
A: Kevin Davis served as the City of Baltimore’s police commissioner from 2015 – 2018. Running the nation’s 8th largest police department during the historic riots convinced Davis of the necessity to better integrate existing technology into a more user-friendly platform that can be deployed in real-time by police and security professionals on the ground. Data and information exist in public safety now more than ever, but it most often surfaces during a retrospective examination of a harmful event. Keeping people and places safe requires decisions contemporaneous to harmful events and suspicious activities.
Q: Tell us more about your technology. What makes it unique?
A: Armored Things captures the presence and flow of people in a given geographic environment. Real-time situational awareness affords leaders and decision-makers opportunities to make better incident response deployments and operational decisions. We do this by integrating existing technology into an easy-to-use dashboard that informs physical security professionals of useful insights about their environment.
Q: Why is now the time for a technology solution like Armored Things?
A: Technology has been introduced to law enforcement and physical security professionals at a blistering pace. Expectations that these new technologies will enhance public safety and its incident response capabilities exceed actual human capacities to effectively interact with the technology and its data. Armored Things provides a solution that integrates siloed data and information into a platform that reveals the presence and flow of people in places that matter most to physical security professionals.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Armored Things is excited to work with public and private partners committed to enhancing the safety of their physical environments by better using and integrating the existing technology deployed on their geographic footprint. We plan to ultimately position public safety and physical security in front of situations and scenarios in a preventive posture. The Armored Things “left of boom” mentality will eventually be commonplace in smart cities. Better situational awareness, a more rapid incident response, and greater prevention capabilities to keep people and places safe.