Platinum Security Adopts Pro V2 By Guardian 8

Share Article

Platinum Event Services employees are more confident on the job using a new defense technology that is non-lethal, the new Pro V2 Non-lethal Defense technology, which allows security officers the protection they need while reducing liability and risk due to its extraordinary documentation features.

Platinum Event Services employees are more confident on the job using a new defense technology that is a non-lethal hand-held security device that can be likened to a Swiss Army knife for security officers. The product is the Pro V2 manufactured by Guardian 8.

At a major soccer event last year at the historic Cotton Bowl the Pro V2 came into play. Platinum’s security officers were patrolling the parking lot perimeters when they noticed a couple of people walking around cars, looking into car windows, acting suspiciously. The officers determined the people weren’t there to take in the soccer game at the Guinness International Champions Cup.

“The officer’s next step was to approach the individuals and advised them to leave the area immediately. When they did not comply, the officers drew their Pro V2s and let the suspects know they were being filmed and recorded. The gentlemen decided to obey that verbal command,” Mata said.

The Pro V2 allows the officers to record confrontations—both with audio and video—contact authorities and deploy an engineered OC pepper stream, if necessary. Much like police officers wearing lapel cameras that document their interactions with suspects, this device gives the security officers credibility and reduces the risk of lawsuits against security firms and their clients.

“Perception becomes a reality when they see a security force equipped with the Pro V2. They know their actions aren’t just being witnessed by a casual observer.” Mata said. He also added, “It’s not just one person’s word against another, as it lowers our client’s risk of lawsuits. People confronted can’t say they were being harassed when a certified time and date stamped video on camera indicates otherwise.”

Guardian 8’s Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) Pro V2 Defense Tool “has been a game-changer for our guys,” said Joe Mata, president of Platinum, which provides security for professional sports organizations, concerts, state fairs and more.

The new device (Pro V2), with its three layers of defense, provides, among other offerings, audio that can be simultaneously relayed to their security command and control center, video that can later be downloaded as evidence and the pepper gel/stream capability to defend. “It gives, otherwise unarmed officers a means of protection and allows time for law enforcement to respond,” Mata added.

"With this enhanced non-lethal technology added to our security officer's duty belt, it not only enhances our services to our clients, it has increases confidence and enthusiasm on the job with our officers as it allows our officers to report the incident accurately through technology on every security threat identified by our security team," states Mata. “It’s surprising that this small rugged device can do that! I never would have anticipated this,” Mata added.

The Guardian 8 Pro V2 is designed to be useful for both commercial and government security applications. Its introduction into the protection of schools and universities is currently being deployed across the US with the assistance of M5 Global headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and the Project School Safe Foundation, which assists in funding of safety and security programs for national K-12 schools. Also, healthcare organizations, such as hospitals & pharmaceuticals, even churches are realizing the benefits of risk reduction with its use.

Mata has clients immediately embracing the use of his Platinum staff using the Pro V2 at their events. Awareness of the technology is filtering to potential end-users and they are beginning to realize the significant reduction in overall risks with deployment of this device into their day-to-day security operations. Mata wants to see all of his clients on board with the new non-lethal Pro V2 defense technology, as he intends to make introductions this year to all of his new and existing clients. “This device makes sense for our clients financially in reducing the costs associated with managing their risk as well as our risk. Our entire role in our day-to-day security business is to reduce risks and eliminate threats. This incredible defense tool allows us to do that and more.” Mata added.

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. (GRDH:OTC US)
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.

© 2015 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

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Michael Lagow
+1 214-808-6426
Email >

Brian Cates
Email >