“AI found that Allied Universal could likely add $16.4 million in contribution profits by embracing ROG as part of their guarding solution for their clients. That’s an 85% increase in profits on these new employees instead of doing it the old way without ROG.
Best of all, you don’t have to be the size of this security giant to see the same type of results. “
From Brad’s desk…
Recently I received an interesting email from a ROG Advisory Board Member, commenting on a news article about Allied Universal hiring 2,000 new guards in Southern California (see the original article from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune here).
The advisor then asked me a great question… “How much would a guard company like this have saved if they added ROG to their portfolio of solutions?” That immediately got me thinking, and the result was that this morning we launched the ROG Profit Assessment Calculator™.
The calculator compares a typical “Guard Only” solution with that of a “Guard + ROG” offering. Our partners find that they provide more value to their customers with even fewer guards on site (or on patrol) when they add the ROG AI Cloud Service™ to their guarding solutions.
The reason is simply that with ROG, onsite or patrol guards can now provide event-driven guarding. This new capability completely changes the dynamic for guard agencies. Instead of managing a typical two or three patrol hits overnight at a customer property, the patrol can go by a single time and then respond only if a ROG SmartAlert™ is issued. ROG eliminates most false alarms caused by wind, weather, abrupt lighting changes, clouds, animals, and objects, so guards know that a ROG SmartAlert is for a real event. Best of all, they can see the alert right on their smartphone and watch the scene live streaming before they arrive, dramatically improving their situational awareness.
This further means that a patrol guarded site is no longer covered only for the combined amount of time that guards are typically onsite (about 45 minutes a night), but instead for the entire shift. ROG AI is watching over the site non-stop, and communicating immediately with patrol guards only when action is needed. Guard agencies are therefore able to drastically increase the number of sites that each patrol can manage, thereby reducing the labor cost for each guarded site.
We see the same benefits with onsite guards, who are now able to cover much more area with fewer personnel. They have the advantage of ROG AI rapidly communicating when there are potential issues or threats around the site. Instead of a guard only being able to see what’s right in front of them, there’s now an army of intelligent “eyes” in support. Each of these AI-powered eyes is actively watching over the site and communicating with the onsite guards or off-site monitoring center as needed.
This exception-based model empowers guards, increases coverage, and dramatically reduces cost for guard agencies of all sizes.
So getting back to the question the ROG advisor asked… how much would Allied Universal save by adding ROG to their guard mix? It’s actually a pretty straight forward calculation. Using the ROG Profit Calculator (and making some basic assumptions based on the average number of guards the guard agency has per site), I found that Allied Universal could likely add $16.4 million in contribution profits by embracing ROG as part of their guarding solution for their clients. That’s an 85% increase in profits on these new employees instead of doing it the old way without ROG. Best of all, you don’t have to be the size of this security giant to see the same type of results. ROG is ideal for small and midsized security agencies as well.
Want to check out how much more you can earn while providing your customers with superior coverage? Email me at email@example.com for access to our interactive ROG Profit Calculator for Guard Agencies.
By Brad Feldman, CEO, ROG Security, Inc.