Knightscope has integrated facial recognition technology into its stationary K1 security robot in the hopes that it will reduce the threat of violence in the workplace. The company has launched the beta version of its new software after a successful round of testing at the Pechanga Resort Casino in California.
“We began working with Knightscope and their security robots over a year ago,” said Pechanga Public Safety VP Robert Krauss. “Knightscope’s enhanced capabilities provide Pechanga with added levels of security that were not possible before.”
Casinos have already turned to facial recognition as a way to crack down on thieves, money launderers, and problem gamblers, although it’s worth noting that the Knightscope platform is intended for use in a range of work environments. The company cited statistics that show that roughly 2 million people experience some form of workplace violence in the US every year to argue that the K1 robot can lower that risk and make people feel safer on the job.
“Knightscope is providing its clients with a way to ingest images of known threats and persons of interest to provide an additional layer of protection for the places we visit and work,” said Stacy Stephens, a former police officer and the current EVP and Chief Client Officer at Knightscope.
Knightscope will be demoing its new solution at booth #2127 in the Unmanned Security Pavilion at ISC West later this week. The conference runs from April 10th to 12th at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
April 8, 2019 – by Eric Weiss