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Robots Don’t Get Sick: Security Guard Market Survives the COVID-19 Storm
January 29, 2021

Robots Don’t Get Sick: Security Guard Market Survives the COVID-19 Storm

The coronavirus pandemic that has been raging on for over a year now has impacted every industry in some form. For security companies, they have quietly stepped up to the front line, assisting local governments and communities to cope with the widespread outbreak. Whether it has meant helping with safe patient transfer, securing isolated areas, or protecting travel routes, those in the security industry have made the list of mostly overlooked heroes fighting the resilient virus.

Many stores increased various security measures to ensure that customers and employees were safe at all times. Add it up and it speaks to the amount of exposure to COVID-19 that security personnel have had to endure. It also speaks to the value of employing robots to relieve stretches in capacity utilization and deployment into areas considered at risk for contagion.

Furthermore, what about stores that have been ordered closed for months on end? These can’t be neglected. There are heightened economic tensions due to COVID-19. Autonomous robot sentries, like those of Knightscope, are doing their part, standing guard protecting, monitoring, and recording the empty facilities to detour and protect against potential criminal activity ( Going forward, some experts are convinced that a growing combination of technology and human response teams will be implemented to meet increased demand for guarding (

Knightscope currently offers a diverse product lineup to meet various security requirements. The award-winning K1 is a stationary robot optimized for use at ingress and egress points, albeit indoors or outdoors. To the point of coronavirus, the K1 can be equipped with cutting-edge Elevated Body Temperature (“EBT”) detection technology, warning of visitors or staff with a fever, a common symptom of viral infection (

The K3 model is an indoor-roving patroller, ideal for malls, warehouses, hospital, airports, and anywhere that it is necessary to cover a lot of internal square footage. The K5 unit is designed for securing large outdoor areas.

All the models have some common features, namely 24/7/365 work capabilities (sans a little downtime for the rovers to re-charge, which they perform automatically). Each is complete with state-of-the-art KSOC (Knightscope Security Operations Center) browser-based user interface, which provides that security team with “smart eyes and ears” and real-time data feeds. The KSOC system includes 360-degree eye-level HD video streaming, people detection, facial recognition, automatic license plate recognition, thermal anomaly detection, and automatic signal detection.

Knightscope customers have repeatedly praised the effectiveness of deploying the autonomous security robots. Where in use, there are many examples of higher numbers of citations and arrests and a decrease in crime volume (

Packed with features and supported with empirical evidence of results, the autonomous robots are found across a wide array of applications, including police forces (municipal and campus), casinos, hospitals, banks and many more. 2021 has gotten off to a strong start, with Knightscope bringing on its fifth casino client, signing a contract with a prominent medical supply company in Texas, adding a national grocery store chain and a shopping center in Arizona, while a property developer beefed up his fleet of Knightscope robots to three.

The company also reached another shareholder milestone, crossing 18,000 investors this month. Throughout the pandemic, only select companies have been recognized in what the next stage of life could look like. Autonomous security robots impervious to germs certainly fit that bill.

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