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Cobalt Security/Office Robot Examined

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Cobalt's robot promises a high tech design without looking like R2D2. The robot was styled by the same company that has done designs for Jawbone, Prada, Samsung, and other big consumer brands. But is a high-tech design enough to differentiate it? ...

By Brian Karas - 14 days ago

A Marketing Home Run For Knightscope - Man Attacks Robot

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We criticize Knightscope regularly - their lack of revenue, their trying to fool mom 'n pop investors, their associating themselves with a clueless company, Jim Cramer's nonsense 'interview', etc., etc. Overall, Knightscope is a company far far...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

A New Low For Knightscope - Just $3!

Take a look: Did you think, even for a fraction of a second, "$3 per share, could be a good deal"? If so, you should not invest in anything. Simply put your money underneath your mattress and save yourself. The price per share is irrelevant, a...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Best and Worst - ISC West 2017 Show Report

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IPVM went to Las Vegas, examining what vendors are showcasing and what is new. Attendance was up, according to the show, and was certainly well attended. This is our final edition of the show report covering all 3 days of exhibits and key takeaw...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Robot Startup NXT Profile

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The security robot market may be the most rapidly growing industry segment, at least from a supply perspective. IPVM has already covered robots and drones including: Gamma2 Knightscope Sharp SMP Aptonomy Nightingale NXT Robotics has an...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi)

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Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings valuable information at your fingertips 7/24' We tried it out, spoke with ACTi about some details and bu...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Jim Cramer Sucks Up To Knightscope

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Credit must be given to Knightscope. They are raising money right now and despite their $80 million pre-money valuation against a lowly sub $1 million 2016 revenue, having Jim Cramer endorse them is a great step to securing their desired $20 mill...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

The Russian SMP Security Robot

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A Russian manufacturer, SMP, has a commercially available outdoor security robot, at a lower price and with much less marketing than their main competitors. How well does it work? What does it offer? We visited Make Em Move Robotics in New Jersey...

By Ari Erenthal - 6 months ago

New CEO Leads Gamma2 Ramsee Security Robots

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Security robots have gained increasing attention and controversy, with the run over child and Knightscope's ongoing claims to reduce crime. Now, the first security robot company is back with a new CEO from mega guard supplier G4S and a focus on...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Flying Security Guard Startup Aptonomy Profile

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Backed by Silicon Valley's biggest incubator and led by two robotics PhDs, Aptonomy is set to launch, what they describe, as 'flying security guards'. Founder and CEO, Mihail Pivtoraiko spoke with us about his company strategy for this report. We...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

"WTF?!?!? Who is Brian Karas?!?" Exclaims Knightscope

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Knightscope co-founder Stacy Stephens emailed us: He may not have intended to send it to us and he probably can figure out who Brian Karas is, (e.g., on LinkedIn). His objection was to us criticizing his company in a recent post about their com...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

No Marketing Gimmick, Sharp Security Robot Targets Professional Market

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Security robots are getting a lot of attention. Unfortunately, this is often for wrong reasons, most spectacularly highlighted by the Knightscope robot running into a toddler. It certainly does not help that the Knightscope machine is designed to...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

The Dumbest Investment Campaign - Knightscope

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IPVM has seen many strange investments over the years. Who can forget how BRS Labs burned ~$100 million of mom and pop investments in their pursuit of whatever they thought they were doing. And that was horrible. Now a new investment campaign, f...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

You Can Invest In The Silicon Valley Robot Mini-IPO

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Do you want own a part of the robot future? Now, you can. After gaining international fame with their robot runs over child debacle, Knightscope is seeking new funding through what they are calling a "mini IPO to test the waters". We spoke with...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

What The Run Over Child Means For The Future of Security Robots

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Robot security guards recently received unprecedented news coverage. Unfortunately, not good: CNN: 300-pound mall robot runs over toddler WSJ: Security Robot Suspended After Colliding With a Toddler BBC: Robot runs over toddler in shopping ce...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

"This Is The Robot That Will Change The World" - Riley

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The most well known 'professional' security robot, Knightscope, is asking $50,000 per year per robot. Now, another startup, is promoting 'the robot that will change the world' for a retail price of just $229. In this note, we examine Riley, its ...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

The Robolliance, If Not Robots, Are Here

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Are robots the next bit thing in security? A new alliance and a large security cooperative thinks so. In this note, we examine the 'Roboliiance', its backers, its outlook, analyzing what may or may not work.

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Knightscope Security Robot Examined

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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 of...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

The RoboGuard: New Product

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ASIS loves robots (apparently). First, the Vigilus patrol robot won an award in 2012, and now, Senstar's RoboGuard, an automated fence patrol system, has won in 2014. But the question remains: can these robots practically and cost effectively rep...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Winners Losers Fall 2014

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We are all losers, IPVM included. The historically poor new releases for ASIS / Essen make 2014 the worst year for surveillance innovation in, at least, a decade. (See our in depth manufacturer review for tech details). And that is bad news for ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

The End of Security Guards? (Vigilus Robot)

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"A new wave of robots is replacing workers in both manufacturing and distribution" claims the New York Times. And now a new ASIS award winning robot aims to replace security guards. In this note, we dig into the key capabilities and pricing of thi...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

New Surveillance Products Fall 2012

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Dozens of new products are reviewed and collected in the list below, covering announcements from Summer 2012 through the ASIS show. The first list covers all products followed by segments for cameras, recorders and others. All Products Reviewed ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

New Product: OCULUS Surveillance Robot

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While new innovation in surveillance is sorely lacking, a startup is championing an amitious idea - surveillance robots - using very non traditional means. In this note, we examine OCULUS's key features, pricing and positioning looking at where th...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

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