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October 10, 2012
New Horizon Security Services, Inc., the family-owned and operated professional security services firm that secures the Danville Community College (DCC) campus, joined in reviewing Pedego Electric Bikes for uses other than just recreation.
The project titled “E Bike Danville” was created to determine if the electric bikes could be used as secondary transportation for everyday uses, DCC Director of Manufacturing and Technical Services Jerry H. Franklin said.
While “E Bike Danville” focused on evaluating the bikes’ usefulness for commuting to school or work, New Horizon Security focused on their effectiveness for security purposes. New Horizon Security employee Cpl. Danny Anthony spent one week on the DCC campus and used a traditional mountain bike and a Pedego electric bike to examine the difference in fatigue and security patrol and response times.
With the motor of the electric bike providing extra assistance, Anthony said he had a much easier time securing the campus.
“I was tired in between patrolling and at the end of the day with the mountain bike,” Anthony said. “But the electric bike was great. I wasn’t tired at the end of the day and I was able to cover the entire campus in a shorter amount of time, which means security would be able to respond to emergency situations quicker and more effectively.”
The study was such a success the company started using the bikes out of the Richmond Branch office.
“We were very impressed with how effective the electric bikes were for patrols,” New Horizon Security President John “J.J.” Frazer said. “When officers can cover more ground in less time they can do a better job of securing people and property on a site. These bikes help us provide even higher quality security services.”
About New Horizon Security Services, Inc.
New Horizon Security Services, Inc. is a family-owned and operated professional security services firm specializing in providing high quality armed and unarmed security officers in support of government agencies, private businesses, commercial and retail properties, construction projects, defense contractor facilities, gated residential communities, and public service buildings. The company operates throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. New Horizon is Platinum-certified by the Green Business Bureau, recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the top 5000 small business in America in 2011 and 2012, and honored by the US Senate Productivity and Quality Award of Virginia as one of the 2011 “12 to Watch” small businesses distinguished for performance excellence, job growth, and commitment to quality. New Horizon also operates a VA DCJS-certified Security Training Academy offering specialized defensive certification training and DCJS-required unarmed and armed security training. For more information, call 1.703.368.6477 or visit www.newhorizonsecurity.com