Is this autonomous security guard robot the protection you need?

They are not typical office workers. Standing 5 feet tall and navigating hallways at a leisurely 3 mph, these robotic guards are the latest addition to workplace security.

The days of the traditional security guard are over. Now robots are taking over night work and beyond.

How do these security robots work?

Cobalt’s robots are custom built to meet the unique challenges of each building, from ramps to elevators. They patrol the hallways, alert for signs of trouble – whether it’s unusual movement after hours or a door left ajar – and report their findings to a staffed call center human.

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These robots can even spot objects that might escape the watchful eye of a security camera. They can do this because they are equipped with a depth camera, heat-detecting thermal sensors, 4K cameras that can see 360 ​​degrees, Lidar, as well as a microphone array for listening and a sound system for announcements.

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Interactivity and assistance of the security robot

With a simple tap of the screen, employees can call a specialist 24/7 to respond to issues ranging from spills, unwanted visitors or suspicious activity. This seamless integration of technology and human monitoring allows actual guards to spend more time reacting and less time observing, now that Cobalt is carefully monitoring the patrol and reporting what it detects.

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Case study: DoorDash

DoorDash has adopted Cobalt’s robotic guards across all of its corporate locations. The result? Improved security operations with fewer sick days, no HR complaints, and improved accuracy and response times for security and safety incidents.

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Robots versus humans: the numbers

The driving force behind this robotics revolution is money. It is much more cost-effective for businesses to deploy robots to provide 24-hour security than to rely solely on human guards. According to Forrester Research, opting for robotic protection against a human can result in substantial savings – around $79,000 per year. This is a hard number to ignore for any business looking to optimize its operations.

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The Security Robot Competitive Landscape

The security robot market is heating up, with competition between indoor and outdoor models. While Cobalt’s robots are indoor specialists, others like Knightscope and SMP Robots venture into both terrains, including shopping malls, hotels and industrial sites. Without forgetting drones which are starting to establish themselves in the field of security.

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Challenges and considerations of security robots

Of course, not everything goes smoothly. Safety robots have had their fair share of mishaps, from minor mishaps to malfunctions in critical situations. And there is the human factor to consider. Sometimes nothing can replace the comfort of a human presence in times of distress.

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Kurt’s Key Takeaways

Despite some occasional glitches, the consensus is clear: security robots are here to stay, and their presence is set to grow as technology continues to advance. They may not entirely replace human guards, but they redefine the role and allow humans to focus on more strategic tasks.

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