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Knightscope Sells Just 1 Net New Robot In 6 Months

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For the first half of 2019, US government records show that Knightscope has sold just 1 net new robots ('machines-in-network'), inching up from 52 to 53 total. Inside this note, we examine the financials, the challenges Knightscope faces and Kn...

By John Honovich - 18 days ago

Directory of 70 Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

How Cobalt Robotics May Disrupt Security

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While security robots have largely become a joke over the last few years, one organization, Cobalt Robotics, has raised $50+ million from top US VCs and is aiming to overcome such problems. We spoke with Cobalt's CEO Travis Deyle to better unde...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

CES 2019 Show Report

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IPVM was at CES 2019 for the second year (see our CES 2018 Show Final Report) and is reporting on announcements and interesting news from the show floors. This show report includes: Review of major new announcements at the show Drop in Chin...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

ISC East 2018 Mini-Show Final Report

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This is our second (updated) and final show report from ISC East. ISC East, by its own admission, is not a national or international show, billed as the "Largest Annual Northeast U.S. Security Convention". However, it has been on an upswing over...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Knightscope Winning Investors, Struggling With Growth

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While Knightscope's new financials show the company only winning 11 new customers in the past 12 months, the company continues to win new investors. Two of the notable positive moves for the company are its NYC showcase and its participation in t...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Fall 2018 New Products Directory

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Fall 2018 New Products Directory We have compiled a directory of new products released fall 2018, or at least since our Spring 2018 Directory. The products fall into the following categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrus...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

The Robolliance is Dead

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The Robolliance has died. Formed 2 years ago to fanfare, the robots-focused marketing machine is no more, having slipped quietly away sometime in the first half of 2018. When originally launched IPVM covered that the Robolliance, if not actual ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

ISC West 2018 Best and Worst

ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Security Robot Sales Struggle

2 years ago, PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman called security robots one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators. Just over a year ago, Knightscope was projecting hockey stick growth: And Knightscope excelled at fundrai...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

The 2018 Surveillance Industry Guide

The 300 page, 2018 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covering the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available, group members can request a PDF copy be emailed to them, all personal members can access all reports l...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

MIT Biggest Failures: Knightscope Robots

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From the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MIT Technology review has picked a security industry company among its "Biggest Technology Failures of 2017". Making the list next to Juicero [link no longer available], the fai...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Fired: Robot Buyers Risk Brand Damage

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Fired. The robot definitely, and maybe the security buyer as well, depending on how bad things get. Suffice to say, most security managers are focused on managing and mitigating risk, not increasing it in an attempt to go 'viral'. First, a rob...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Robot Vandalism

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Vandalism of security systems is a common concern. It is so common that camera vandalism statistics show that designers routinely sacrifice camera optimal viewing positioning to mount cameras high and far enough away to minimize vandalism. This s...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Honeywell Crowdfunding Bombs

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100,000+ employees and $40,000,000,000 in annual revenue. That's Honeywell. ~200 backers and ~$67,000 in funding in a week. That's Honeywell crowdfunding campaign for its 'smart home security system.' It is a dealer-angering dud. But we see som...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Knightscope Rockets To $20 Million Funding

Knightscope is celebrating. 15 months after running over a child and 3 months after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope is having the last laugh, maxing out their $20 million fund raising. That is a lot of money for this space, especially r...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

ASIS Show 2017 Final Report

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ASIS is in Dallas for 2017 and this is our final show report (compare to our 2016 ASIS show report). When walking in, one is greeted with Dahua's advertising: Fitting, given the big news of the week is Dahua (and their OEMs) recorders hit with...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Startup Turing Video Segway-Based Security Robot Profile

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If security robots can not replace guards, perhaps the next best thing is a robot the guard can actually ride.  Turing Video has raised $5 million, and is bringing to market a robot security guard that can not only detect security violations, usi...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Knightscope Raises $10 Million With $3,320 Average Per Investor

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Congrats to Knightscope. And condolences to their legion of little investors. Knightscope has disclosed they have raised $10+ million from their SeedInvest fundraising, from 3,000+ investors. Here is the current tally: That works out to an av...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Security Robots Are Just Entertainment

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Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the global sensation it caused and Knightscope's joking response makes that clear. The entertainment valu...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning

A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that this is no big deal. It is a fascinating take. On the one hand, it is hard to take a scene like thi...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns

Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC. And here is another view of the Knightscope robot out of action:   Ironically, Knightscope is right now sel...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Cobalt Security/Office Robot Profile

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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 IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

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