Platinum Deploys Guardian 8’s Enhanced Non-lethal Defense Pro V2 Technology at 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup

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Platinum Event Services, Inc., dba Platinum Security and Consulting, a leading security provider for major sporting events in Texas, announces the deployment of Guardian 8’s Pro V2 enhanced non-lethal (ENL) defense technology into Platinum’s security program at the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.

Platinum Event Services, Inc., dba Platinum Security and Consulting, a leading security provider for major sporting events in Texas, announces the deployment of Guardian 8’s Pro V2 enhanced non-lethal (ENL) defense technology into Platinum’s security program at the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Platinum used the new ENL technology to boost their surveillance performance, diminish liability, and mitigate injuries by protecting their client’s brand, assets, and property.

The newly deployed Pro V2 was designed for professional security organizations to add significant value to its security services. Like a wearable camera the police use, the product’s video and audio recording reduces differing accounts over incidents resulting in security breaches at corporations, schools, hospitals, and public venues such as sporting events.

Guardian 8’s Pro V2 ENL technology “has been a game-changer for our guys,” said Joe Mata, president of Platinum, which has provided security services for professional NFL sports organizations, NASCAR, concerts, state fairs and more. Platinum’s employees are more confident on the job using a hand-held security device that can de-escalate potentially dangerous encounters through this new ENL technology.

At the Guinness International Champions Cup in Dallas this year, Platinum’s security officers were guarding the event for their customer and utilizing the Pro V2 ENL hand held defense tool. Platinum’s security officers were patrolling the parking lot perimeters when they noticed a couple of people walking around cars, looking into windows, acting suspiciously. The officers determined the people weren’t there to take in the soccer game.

“Their next step was to approach them and ask them to leave the area. In order to persuade them, the security officers withdrew their Pro V2s from their holsters and let the suspects know they were being video and audio recorded. The gentlemen quickly obeyed the verbal command to vacate without further incident,” Mata said.

Subsequent to the incident, the alleged perpetrators attempted to file a complaint with Platinum’s customer about harassment and excessive use of force. Once they realized the incident was truly recorded and archived, the complaint was withdrawn.

“Perception becomes a reality. They see our officers with the Pro V2 and they know their actions aren’t just being witnessed by a casual observer,” Mata states. “It’s not just one person’s word against another. It lowers the risk of lawsuit costs and overall liabilities associated with the aftermath of an event like this. People confronted can’t say they were being harassed,” he said.

The Pro V2 device, with multiple layers of defense, provides video and audio recording with simultaneous communication to a command center or police department. The video is then downloaded and designed to be court admissible. Much like police officers who wear cameras that document their interactions with suspects, the Pro V2 gives security officers credibility and reduces the risk of lawsuits and liability.

“It gives otherwise unarmed officers a means to protect themselves with multiple functions and allows time for law enforcement to respond much more quickly when needed.” Mata added.

Steve Cochennet, Guardian 8’s CEO stated, “Through the use of our Pro V2 ENL defense technology, private security forces like Platinum are beginning to adopt our technology. We find that their officers’ enthusiasm on the job are increasing, knowing that they have protection, as well as the recording and documentation features. The ability to help protect themselves, immediately call for support, validate events, and record any incidents they face during their tour of duty, is very important.” Cochennet added, “Our technology helps mitigate risks, reduce physical injuries, and potential liabilities for the security company, as well as the clients they serve through our patented technology.”

About Platinum Event Services, Inc.
Platinum Event Services, Inc., dba Platinum Security and Consulting, is an MBE company with its Corporate Headquarters located in Dallas, Texas, USA. Platinum provides security staffing & event services, as well as sophisticated security systems, to Fortune 500 and regional companies, organizations, concert & entertainment venues, sporting events and commercial & government properties throughout the US. In addition, Platinum exhibits an enhanced menu of security services, including consulting services, security technology services, and training services, which extends a “value-add” to the clientele it serves. Through its method of “bundled services”, Platinum allows its clients to determine the right mix of technical systems and security personnel - integrating all security services under one security solution, offering a merged set of services at a reduced cost. Platinum provides Security and Crowd Management staffing services, for many of the largest facilities in Texas. Platinum is the premier choice for event staffing services. Platinum strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, and to exceed the level of professionalism, expertise, and service of its competitors. For more information, please go to to discover all services offered.

About Guardian 8 Holdings, Inc.
Guardian 8 Holdings, through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the G8 Pro V2, an enhanced non-lethal (ENL) response to threats that revolutionizes how companies keep workplaces safe and mitigate risk. The G8 Pro V2 is a defensive device that provides any operator with non-lethal means to protect themselves and others, allowing time for law enforcement response, while initiating communication and incident recording. The Pro V2 is an intermediate option for response to aggressive subjects, developed as a solution for security professionals seeking a flexible tool with a layered defense approach. Guardian 8 was named one of "Ten Companies to Watch" in March 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal and has won security industry accolades for its innovative technology. To learn more about the company and its personal protection product line, visit and explore the possibilities. Follow Guardian 8 on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

© 2014 Platinum Event and Security Services, Inc. The information herein is subject to change without notice. Platinum Event and Security Services, Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Media Contact                         
R. Michael Lagow
(for Platinum Event and Security Services, Inc.)
100 Crescent Court
7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201    
P: 214-808-6426

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