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ProtechDNA & Aeris Collaborate to Help Reduce Crime

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 19, 2017 – ProtechDNA, an innovative crime prevention company, and Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced they are collaborating to help law enforcement agencies in the U.S. reduce crime in their communities.

ProtechDNA, an Aegis company, is a pioneer of crime prevention technologies. ProtechDNA assists law enforcement agencies in their efforts to prevent property theft, engage with members of their communities, and enhance officers’ safety.

ProtechDNA intends to launch several products this summer in cooperation with law enforcement agencies around the U.S. that are a critical component of ProtechDNA and Aeris’ efforts. ProtechDNA will introduce new high-tech global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking devices, enabled by the Aeris® IoT Solutions platform, which offer many features to assist law enforcement agencies in crime prevention in their communities.

In addition to the GPS tracking, ProtechDNA will introduce a new crime prevention program that will revolutionize security and provide a powerful tool to law enforcement and the neighborhoods they protect.

The collaboration between ProtechDNA and Aeris ensures that ProtechDNA devices have reliable IoT connectivity no matter where they are deployed in the U.S. This allows the devices to be remotely monitored and expedites deployment time.

ProtechDNA will install the Aeris global subscriber identity module (SIM) at the point of manufacture, reducing both supply-chain costs and deployment time. By utilizing Aeris’ single global access point name (APN), the ProtechDNA crime prevention system can also be deployed anywhere in the U.S., even in the most remote locations on a simple plug-and-play basis, removing the necessity to configure local network settings.

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  • Shawn Andreas, President, ProtechDNA
    “ProtechDNA provides products that are specific to the challenges law enforcement faces every day to serve their communities. Our work with Aeris and their IoT Solutions platform adds a key component to increase the effectiveness and reduce costs. As a technology leader to law enforcement, Aeris is a critical piece of the puzzle to continue pushing forward and leading the marketplace.”
  • Eric Austin, Major, Cocoa Police Department, Cocoa, Florida
    “We believe one of the most effective ways to reduce property theft in our city is to bring the public and private sectors together. ProtechDNA and Aeris have come forward and through their leadership as crime prevention and Internet of Things technology leaders, we look forward to working together to make our city safer.”
  • Raj Kanaya, Chief Marketing Officer and managing director of automotive, Aeris, and CEO, Aeris Japan
    “Aeris is an Internet of Things industry leader and through our work with ProtechDNA we are helping enable law enforcement agencies to use IoT technologies to make their communities safer through a more effective way of fighting crime. The combination of Aeris and ProtechDNA will allow law enforcement agencies and their personnel to reduce property theft and enhance officers’ safety.”

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# # #About ProtechDNA

ProtechDNA is an Aegis Company. Aegis Controls is a global leader providing technology to law enforcement around the world to reduce crime, engage community and protect first responders. Aegis relationships include all law enforcement agencies in North America and will soon expand to include Europe and South America. Our technologies have reduced crime in thousands of communities and provided positive outreach by police and the public. Aegis also provides officer safety solutions from our bulletproof applications, active shooter kits, and anti-ambush products.

About Aeris

Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to build profitable IoT businesses. Among our customers are the most demanding users of IoT services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our technology platform and dedicated IoT and M2M services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams.