Local Security Firm Partners to Offer Community Control of Drones Services

Partnership is an Investment in their City's Effort to Rebuild Retail Chicago corridors
By: XtraMedium Communications Corp
CHICAGO - Dec. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- United Protection Agency has partnered with MySkaut to offer drone-assisted-public safety services to communities on Chicago's south and west sides.  The two companies teamed up in October 2020 to provide security for an outdoor event hosted by rapper Twista.  They coordinated for an extended perimeter through a combined presence of agents on the ground and routine overflight by piloted drones.

United Protection Agency employs security agents in locations on Chicago's south and west sides.  "In order to provide better protection in any community, we must be invested in the community we want to see change.", Charles Swift, President, United Protection Agency."

The company recently acquired and is renovating a location in Chicago's Englewood to support its main operations, training of personnel and retail operation.  MySkaut pilots and observers will also train and fly missions up to 3 miles from the facility.

"Our partnership is relevant, sustainable, and scalable and is bringing reinvestment to people in the neighborhoods.", Steven C. Philpott, Sr. CEO XtraMedium and co-developer of MySkaut.  This app comes from minds of the community working toward each other instead of toward the desires of downtown. We're going to do amazing things!"

United Protection Agency has been a pioneer of security innovation and  began offering the DAPs service to a test group of retailers in November.  The MySkaut app for residents is expected to be offered to a test group of residents in March 2021.  The app is designed from input gathered from ongoing mobility focus groups with residents, municipal leadership, and business owners with a focus on community members' access and control of public safety and innovation.

MySkaut is the product of Demetrius Brown, Englewood resident and runner up in the Colony 5 Civic Tech Challenge: a competition and accelerator focusing startup development on a specific 1-mile corridor in Chicago.  The contest is open and seeking new startup concepts from the public and participants have joined from all around the world since the September 2020 launch.

The 6-month campaign is dedicated to coupling the most robust prototypes with go-to-market resources and strategies to ultimately become new companies on Chicago's South and West Sides. Judging criteria and information about the campaign can be view online at https://ctc20.devpost.com.

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