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Autonomous Robots: Future of Security

Robot security guards may sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but they are quickly becoming a necessity in the security guarding space. 

Like many industries in the United States, security guards are in short supply due to the tight labor market.  Additionally, the industry can experience employee turnover rates from 100% to 400% annually. At the same time, violent crime rates in US cities are rising dramatically, making it clear that action is needed to ensure the safety and freedom of the expanding population.

In the newly released 2022 Annual Guarding Report, industry experts dive into ways to combat staff shortages, and most see artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics playing an important role. 

But, it isn’t just additional security guards that are needed, police officers are in high demand as well. In the USA, which now has a population of over 331 million, there are only 660,288 full-time law enforcement officers and just over a million more security guards, or approximately 200 people to every one protector. And several major US cities are experiencing serious staff shortages, especially since law enforcement and security professionals must operate 24/7

Luckily, Autonomous Security Robots (ASR) are already being used in the workforce to help officers fight crime and keep citizens safe. In fact, the global security robots market is estimated to rise from $31.7 billion in 2022 to reach $71.8 billion by 2027, growing at a whopping 17.8% CAGR along the way.

Dubai launched the first robot police officer back in 2017 and several countries have since followed suit, including South Korea, Japan, India and several US states.

In February, the US Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to deploy 100-pound robot dogs to America’s southern border to enhance the manpower of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

San Francisco recently granted its police department the right to use robots to incapacitate or disorient a violent, armed, or dangerous person who presents a life-threatening risk.

Businesses are also taking security matters a step further with the help of autonomous robots. Leading digital financial services company Ally Financial recently partnered with security provider Securitas to deploy robots. Securitas supplies the robots through a company called Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP).

Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) is a Silicon Valley-based advanced security technology company that develops Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) that deter, detect, and report using revolutionary technology that has been shown to help fight crime and has the potential to be the largest disruption of public safety in history, bringing us closer to this robot-secured reality.

Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) Driving to Keep America Safe

Since its founding in 2013, Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) has raised over $120 million in funding, attracted 35,000+ investors by the time it listed on the NASDAQ in January 2022, and used four cutting-edge technologies (autonomous self-driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and electric vehicles) to create its own proprietary tech and roll it out for over 1.8 million hours of field operation to date.

Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) has developed effective countermeasures and future-proof tools to equip domestic law enforcement and private businesses better.

Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) has continued to broaden its customer base with a string of new contracts. Some of Knightscope’s (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) new clients are a global company that makes and sells medical and laboratory supplies, two hotels, a sports complex in New York, a multi-family housing complex in Pennsylvania, and the University of New Jersey, which has a 41-machine contract with Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP).

On December 13, the company announced its largest contract to date as well two new contracts from cities in New York and Georgia. The contracts consist of 12 K5 Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs), two K1 Blue Light Towers and two K1 Call Boxes. Just two days later, Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) announced that ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility services, parking and transportation management solutions, and EV charger installations, has deployed three ASRs at an international airport parking facility in the US. 

Knightscope (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) has also expanded into the fast-growing healthcare sector. On November 30, the company said that its ASR services won five contracts for a total of 22 new machines in the healthcare market in several US states. These wins show that the country’s healthcare providers and patients need and want a safe place to work and get care.

For more information on Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NASDAQ:KSCP) and its projects, please visit this link or the company’s website.

SOURCE Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP)

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