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Knightscope K5 Robots to take Security Personnel Jobs

Robots are taken over the human workforce industry, The Knightscope K5 robots are created by Silicon Valley startup firm and have been specially designed for fighting crime.Knightscope K5 is 5ft tall, they may not seem like the most imposing security guards, but they could soon be patrolling shopping centres across the globe.

Knightscope K5 Robot in summary is a combination of Hardware + Software + Humans.We all know decision-making is best left to real people. That’s why every K3 and K5’s data feed is available to monitor through the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) user interface at all times. If there’s an event, you’ll see it.

Knightscope (the K5 beta prototype) is a fully autonomous robot, used to monitor crimes in schools, businesses, and neighborhoods.Its developers stated that development was inspired by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and to prevent future crimes


Advanced Anomaly Detection.
There’s no need to spend hours on those boring and monotonous patrols. With cutting edge autonomous technology, ADMs guide themselves through even the most complex environments.

It is also embodied with Autonomous Presence,Live 360 Degree Video Streaming,Forensic Capabilities,and a Real-time Notifications system.Now lets dive deeper into its features.

Optical Character Recognition The K5 detects criminal records through facial recognition. It scans up to 1,500 license plates per minute. When the K5 detects a license for a known criminal on “hot list”, it will alert the law enforcement force. It can also check its database to confirm the match.
Omnidirectional Imaging The K5 has “360-degree high definition video capture”.
Microphones The K5 has an ambient noise microphone that can capture audio. The range from 80 to 90 decibels is normal. If the sounds suddenly goes beyond 100 decibels, the K5 will notify the local authorities.
Air Quality The K5 has a sensor that can record the temperature and air quality.
Ultrasonic The ultrasonic sensor is used to detect speed and distance when the robot cruises in an area.
Infrared The K5 uses the infrared light to collect about 90TB of data every day, and the infrared light can function at night.
Radar The radar is used for 3D mapping of the objects in the surroundings.
Lidar LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It emits laser that sweeps 270-degree to measure the objects and map its surrounding area.
Thermal Imaging The thermal imaging sensor detects and measures minute temperature differences. Also, it can cooperate with the microphone to check whether there is a bright glare after a loud sound possibly from an explosion or gunshot. It can detect objects 24 hours a day.

The KSOC: Complete Control

Knightscope ADMs gather data with smart eyes and ears on the ground helping to protect your employees, customers and property.

The Technology embodied in K5

Imagine if you could hold the power of our Autonomous Data Machines (ADM) in the palm of your hand with access to their full suite of capabilities at your fingertips!

That is exactly what the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) enables our customers to do with its groundbreaking technologies. Coupled with ADMs, the KSOC provides security professionals with a significant force-multiplying effect and, at the same time, integrates extremely “smart eyes and ears” to a security deployment in order to cover much more ground efficiently.

Just recently the company says it has just signed a deal which will see the droids roll out across 16 cities.New client agreements valued at over $400,000 were closed in January 2017 alone.According to the company new client agreements valued at over $400,000 were closed in January 2017 alone.

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Anane Ebenezer

I am from Ghana (West Africa).My core aim for developing TechGenez is to "Connect People All Over The World to the World of Technology". God Bless You for passing by.


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