Solving the Guard Force Dilemma with Autonomous Robots

All across the country security providers are struggling to meet the increasing need for reliable manpower in order to protect the growing demands of the nation’s government and commercial infrastructure.

Security robots represent a new option for performing the mentally fatiguing dull, dirty and dangerous overnight patrols that are the most difficult to staff. Alongside security personnel, robots can be integrated into the security program as a force multiplier. This frees personnel for more rewarding daytime shifts while reducing costs. Robots act as autonomous mobile sensor platforms and are equipped with state of the art sensors and video technology. They are trained just like security officers to “observe and report” while performing mobile patrols based on post orders. They are capable of doing fully autonomous patrols which can be interrupted to respond to alarms. Unlike static cameras that may have blind spots and require monitoring, these mobile sensor platforms utilize 360-degree vision to detect threats as they patrol.

They act as cost-effective “force multipliers” that enhance security personnel and safety by being mobile and equipped with motion sensors, cameras, lights, alarms, thermal vision and telepresence capabilities. They represent an incredible value proposition for the security provider and the end user as these robots can be purchased or leased for as little as $5/hour. They can be configured to customer’s unique environments and integrated into security operation centers or perform independently. Robots are constantly recording and transmitting data during a shift. They transmit their data and alarms via Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If a connection is lost, the robot continues to perform, and when communication is reestablished the data is pushed out to assigned stakeholders.

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