Helping each other, we believe can make all the difference in an emergency and our AI powered RescueGIS system empowers us all to prevent harm before it occurs.

Until danger happens, current safety systems appear good enough. It’s a false hope, people in danger feel vulnerable and responders can’t do it alone.

Emergency conditions and threats of violence small and large are common and like many others I have been personally affected. The tipping point for me was the Parkland Florida violence, when my daughter as a junior in High School came home and asked, “What do I do if something like this happens in my school.” I was shocked, knowing there is little on site that can help, and in 2018 we chose to act.

Our focus ever since has been on very early interventions, emphasizing the importance of simplistic use, immediate rescues and incident intelligence, along with hidden and mobile physical barriers. 

The first sales of our patented Smart Shield occurred late in 2019 covering the entry areas and protecting 13 schools. In February 2020 every school and business campus closed for Covid 19. We then shifted full time to develop RescueGIS.

As our company and system capabilities grew, we realized there is an enormous need for safety and real-time responder intelligence worldwide and we knew the technically advance system we were building could have global reach. This led us to build for scale enabling "Safety Wherever You Go".

Today, ArmorGIS has patented technologies that makes innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) and geographical information system (GIS) technologies. Together with our industry partners we apply our capabilities to safety and security, delivering powerful new features for individuals, sites, and cities.

Our new safety capabilities enable several breaks with past procedures and the emergence of new methods, made possible by advancements in AI, GIS, IoT, mobile network speeds, location accuracy, as well as indoor positioning.

We are a team of entrepreneurs and distribution partners with vast technology, security, and law enforcement experience. At our core, we care greatly about the well-being of people, and particularly for children. We also commonly hear from first responders ”We can't do it alone.”

Our role as a technology system provider is to enable new responder intelligence that naturally flows into improved rescues times, operational effectiveness, and efficiencies. Located in Hermosa Beach, California, USA, ArmorGIS is on an accelerating path to our goal, of delivering Safety Wherever You Go and New Responder Intelligence.

Thank you for considering our efforts to provide…
Global AI Rescue Systems, Empowering People to Prevent Harm.

Chad Ahrens, Founder and CEO












Chad Ahrens: CEO
Entrepreneur with corporate aviation and successful turnaround experience. Founder and CEO of ArmorGIS. B.S. in Business Admin and B.S. in Computer Science, with technical expertise in IoT, GIS and advanced materials.


Ward Clapham: Alternative Policing Advisor
Law enforcement experience including alternative neighborhood policing success. Author and police leadership speaker. Superintendent in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Chief of Police for Metro Vancouver Transit.


Tim Hageman: Firsthand Policing Advisor
Retired police captain with 33 years of law enforcement experience in Field Operations and Administration & Investigations. Host of the Behind The Line podcast, real life policing and military accounts. B.S and M.S. Criminal Justice Administration.


Kirk Fabrizio: SVP Business Development
Technology sector entrepreneur and co-founded of 310 Nutrition with extensive product marketing, channel development experience. B.S. in International Business Management



Rob Paulsen: SVP Distribution
Highly experienced distribution selling success with large technology OEMs and value-added resellers VARs. Performing management, sales, development, and channel management. Hospital board member supporting his rural community. BS, M.Ed, MBA.


Gary Baughman:
Sales ManagerSales and sales network development experience, successfully training and running national and regional sales teams. Former senior sales network manager at Lafayette Interior Fashions manufacturing.