Knightscope K5

Knightscope K5

Knightscope is a Silicon Valley startup that plans to replace human security guards with robot security guards, the company has revealed two models, the Knightscope K5 and Knightscope K10.

The Knightscope robot security guards feature a 360 degree high definition camera that can record everything around them, they also feature high quality microphones to record sound and a number of other sensors.

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Other sensors on these robot security guards include thermal imaging, infrared sensor, ultrasonic distance and speed sensor, license plate scanning, air quality sensors and more.The K5 collects significant amounts of data including what it sees, feels, hears and smells through its sensor array payload, which is then processed through a predictive analytics engine. The engine combines the machine data with existing raw business, government and crowdsourced social data sets, and subsequently assigns an alert level that determines when a business, community or authorities should be notified of a concern.

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“Our long-term goal is to show that with a combination of hardware, software and community involvement we will, together, be able to cut crime by 50% in a geo-fenced area,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope. “As we publish results from successful deployments, every city across the planet will demand access to the technology over time giving Knightscope an opportunity to make a meaningful, lasting, positive impact on society.”

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