The Future of Security, Robots?

nurse arial, unhealthy sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Robots might be the next trend for private security. For the moment, abortion the robots are essentially designed to patrol a certain area. They’ve got cameras, motion detectors, temperature readers and microphones. They don’t actually interact with anyone or chase down criminals. For example, the Knightscope K5 only has a top speed of 3 mph. Still, with all limitations taken in account, the entrance of an autonomic entity into the security field, a bit similar to self controlled UAV’s, is nothing short of revolutionary. Especially seeing as the robots don’t get tired and are not prone to exhaustion until needed to charge, meaning that when a robot is on watch he doesn’t care about the weather, does’t have mood swings and is therefore completely focused on the task at hand.
Stacy Stephens, Knightscope’s vice president of marketing and sales, explained: “The robot actually is a commanding presence. So for example, if you put a police car on the side of the road or in front of a building, it immediately changes criminal behavior”. Instead, the robots can notify human guards if they detect something suspicious. For instance, the K5 can listen for breaking glass or use its cameras to tell if someone is breaking into a car. It also records anything so police can use it later.

According to abc2news.com, Gamma 2 Robotics plans to add fire suppression equipment to its bots. Regarding the question of the reason to create robots for security purposes, the common opinion is that as usual, once a robot does it then the labor of tiring night patrols or patrols in difficult weather circumstances are spared from humans.

Most of these security bots don’t have weapons. There is a bot in China equipped with some kind of “electrically charged riot control tool,” but a human has to activate it. China’s is intended to be used in riots or large crowds, but most bots are intended for places like parking garages, shopping malls or large industrial areas.

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Article courtesy : iHLSIsrael Homeland Security

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