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Knightscope: ‘Robot prevents crime’

by Pieter Werner

Knightscope, developer of fully autonomous security robots, claims another crime fighting win for its technology. An article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal a complex routinely ranked among the top three northeast Las Vegas apartment complexes for 911 calls prior to deploying a K5 security robot they named Westy, “say we’re not even in the top 10,” complex manager Carmen Batiz said. “It has deterred a lot of crime and vandalism.”

Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Liberty Village was in the top three for 911 calls for apartment complexes in the northeast part of the valley, but has fallen out of the top 10. The robot’s success could be duplicated in other Las Vegas complexes owned by California-based Westland Apartments, Batiz said.

Transportation Security Administration

Knightscope also recently won 2nd place in the Power of Passengers Challenge. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), wants to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its security efforts, as well as improve passenger security screening experience by leveraging innovative approaches and technologies. Of particular interest to the agency are approaches that provide insight into situational and/or operational awareness, security screenings, passenger arrivals, international arrival transfers, and COVID-19 recovery. The TSA employs over 50,000 transportation security officers.

“Knightscope’s Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) are patrolling across the country 24/7/365 and we could not be more honored to have our efforts recognized by the Transportation Security Administration. It is another step forward on our mission to helping make the United States of America become the safest country in the world,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc.


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