Knightscope, Inc., developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing US security operations, announced today that it will expand its product offering to include the Knightscope K3 – an all new Autonomous Data Machine (ADM) designed for indoor applications.
Knightscope commercialized autonomous technology for real-world applications in 2015 with the K5, the first fully autonomous security robot dedicated to outdoor usage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The K5 has seen action at shopping centers, corporate campuses, data centers, stadiums and government facilities and will soon be deployed at universities, big box retailers, airports, manufacturing plants and distribution facilities. Development of the K3 ensued shortly thereafter as a direct result of customer demand for a complete security solution that would include operations both indoors and outdoors.
“Our world is drastically changing and becoming a more volatile place in which to work and live – theft, workplace violence and calculated cyber attacks make the headlines every day,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope. “It is imperative that we finally give chief security officers a highly capable, affordable solution worthy of carrying us through the 21st century and beyond.”
Knightscope provides its groundbreaking technologies on a Machine-as-a-Service (MaaS) business model to customers needing to enhance their security operations. This approach greatly reduces the cost, time, complexity and stress of deploying traditional security commodity solutions, while providing ongoing software, firmware and hardware upgrades free-of-charge so that clients can keep up with the pace of innovation streaming out of Knightscope’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.
“Software + Hardware + Humans,” said Li. “Knightscope’s technologies excel at the monotonous, computationally heavy and sometimes dangerous work, while humans are best at decision making and situational analysis. The combination is a game changer for security operations everywhere.”
According to the Company, that combination is enabled by the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC), a state-of-the-art, browser-based and mobile-based user interface, seamlessly integrating the 90 terabytes of data generated each year by the K3 and the K5 into one comprehensive experience. Machines work together completely autonomously to protect properties both inside and out utilizing 360-degree daytime and nighttime high-definition video, thermal imaging, license plate recognition, people/face detection, audio event detection, rogue router detection, two-way intercom, and live audio broadcast capabilities. Knightscope is accepting orders for the K3 starting today and deliveries will begin in late 2016 for select clients in California.