Knightscope Security Robot Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 19, 2016

Silicon Valley is bringing us security robots, or as the startup, Knightscope, likes to call it, "Advanced Physical Security Cutting Edge Anomaly Detection Autonomous Presence 24/7"

We spoke with Knightscope at ISC West 2016, and examine their offering inside, including their sales pitch, its sensors, battery life, physical presence, pricing analyzed, competitive comparisons, limitations and potential markets.

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Sales *****

*********** ********* *** ***** ** ** *********** ** * ***** *****.  They ******* *** ******* ** **** ****** ************ *** **** certain ************* ** ** **** **** *** ***** ** ******* ******* and *******.  *** "********** ******** ********" ****** *****-** *********, ********* to *** *******.

******* ** ** ******** **** *****, ********* ******** ******* *** ADM *** ******* ** ****, ******* ****** ** *** ***, or ******* *******.  ****** ** ********-**** *****, *** ***'* *** designed ** ******* * ****** **** **** ****** (*** ********) mobility, ** **** ***** *** *** ***** ** **********.

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Physical ********

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Onboard *******

*** **** ** ************, *** ********* ******** * ***** *******, microphones, * ***** *******, * *********** *** ** *********-**** *********.

Battery ****

*** **** ******* ** * ********** ******** **** ** ******* intervals. *** ******* ****** ** *.* ***** ** ********, **** a ** ****** "*****" ** ********. *********** **** ********* **** recommendation ****** ****** ** ******* ***** *** *** *********.

Navigation ******

*** *** **** *** *********** ***** *** ***** ******* *** cameras.  ** ** ******** ** ****** ** * ********** ****. Knightscope **** **** *** ** *** ********** *** ****, ******* them ** ****** ***** *** ********** **********. *** ******** ******* the ******* ********** *** *** **** *** **** ** ** designated ** **** ****** ***** ********** *** *** *******.

* ****** ******** *** **** ******* ** *** *** *** direct ** ** * ***** ******** ** ********** *********** ** manually ******* **.

**** ** **** *** *** *** ** *********** **** ** the ********** ******, *** *********** ************ **** **** ******** ** not **** ******** **** ******** ********.  *** *** ** **** for ****** **************, ***** ******** ********** ******* ****.

Pricing ********

*** ******* ***** ** $***,*** *** ****, ***** ******** * outdoor ******. ******* ** ******** ** $*.**/**, ** ******* ** **** ** appear ****** *********** ** ***** ******** **** ********* **** ************* ****** than ****. ****** ******* ** $*,*** *** ***** *** ***** ($**,***/****). The ***** ** ********** "** ****" **/*/***, **** ** ** is *** ******. *** ******** ******* ******** ** * ***** and * * **** ****.

***** *** **** ** ********, ********* *** ***********, ***** **** the ***** ***** *** ** ******, ***., *** ********* ****** price **** ** *** **** **** *** $*.** ***** ********. 

Deployments ** ****

*********** ***** *** **** ********* ** ********* ** ****** ** units ********, *** ********* ** *** ** *** *** **'* of *****.  ******* ********* *** ********* ** *********** ********.

* **** ** ********** ** *** ***** **** * ****-***** guard ******* ** *** *** ** ***** ** ***** ********* secured ** **** ***** *******.

Comparison ** *********** *********

*** **'* ****** ***** ** ***** *** **** ** *** ******** ***** for *** ******* ******** *****, ****** *********** *** * **** ******** **********, *** ******** some ****-*** ******* **** ***********'* "****" ********** ******.

**** ********* ** ******* ************ **** **** ******* **** ***** analytics **** ** * ****** ********** ****** ** ******* ****** live *** ******* ****** **** *********** ***/** ** *********** ****** or ******* ***** ******.  

******* ** *** ******* *** "******** ********" (*** ***** ** which ** *********), *** **** ** ***** * ****** ****, and *** *** ******* ** ********* * ********** ***** **** as * ***** ****.

******* *** ****** ********** ** ******* ***** $****/**, ****** * live-monitored ****** ****** * ***** ********* ** **** *****.

Limitations ** *************

******* ***** ******* * *** ******** *** *** **** ** robotic ** ********** ****** ****. *********** **** ***** ******** *** light ****** ******* *** **********. *****, *****, ***** ** ****** terrain ***** ****** ********** *** ****.

***********'* **** ****** ******* ***'* ********** *** ********** **** ******* of **********. ***** **** *** **** ** *** ***** **** their ****** ******* ** ****-******* ******* ****. 

Knightscope **********

** ******* ******* ****** ******* *******, *********** *** ****** ******** of ******* *** ******* ********* ****** ******* *****-******** ****** ** ideal **********.  

** ***** ********** **** ****, *********** **** ** ***** **** ********** **** * ********** in ****** *** ***** ******* *********, ****** ******* ********* *********** seem ** ******** **** ********** ** ********** **** ******** **********.

Potentially ***** ******

*** ** ** * ********** ********* ******, ******* ** ********** ***** where ********* ***** ****** *********** ** ***** *** ****.  ******* is ******* **** * ***** ** **** ***** ** *** US, *** ************* **** ********* ** ******* **** **** *** EMEA.  

*** *********** ****** ***** ******* ******** ** *** "****** **********" goals ** **** ********. ** ******, ** *** ******* *** develop *** ******* *******, ********* ********** *** ********** *********** *** providing * **** ********** ****** *** *** **** ** *** world, ** ***** **** ********* **** ****.

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* ***** *** **** ******** *** ******** ***** ***** ** similar ** *** ***** *******, *** ***** *** ***** ***** robots **** ************* **** **********: ********** * ********** **** ***** humans **** ** **** ********. ** **** **** *** ********* task ** ******** **** ** ** ************* *** **** * mechanical *** (**: * ***** **** ******** *****). *** **** here ***'** ******* ** *** ***** ** ***** **** ***'* be ****** ******* ** ***** *******.

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** **** ******* **** ******** ** *Port ********* *********** project. It basically entailed putting the bot on tour around the facility (while avoiding vehicles) and having it use our software (SecurOS Cargo) to recognise the container numbers and feed GPS location data into a database usable by the terminal management software to have reliable tracking data on containers on site.

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