Security Robots in the Safety & Security Market — Business Models and Dataset (2021)

  •  Gary Yates
  •  Nov 23, 2021
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The adoption of robots for safety and security is a logical choice. Robots do not experience emotional fear. They perform safety and security checks consistently.

Most important of all, their "senses" are heightened with superior visual, thermal and infrared capabilities to detect threats that cannot be easily seen by the human eye.


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Overview

One key consideration regarding the deployment of security robots is the security layout and range — the extent of autonomous security required along the perimeter and outdoor environment of the premise as well as the extent of indoor security ranging from the ground lobby to the building floors.


This can involve wheeled autonomous security robots patrolling the inner perimeter while Q-UGV (quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicle) robots and airborne drones patrol the broader outer perimeter. Indoor security robots then helm the security at the respective building blocks in the premises.


Ghost Robotics Q-UGV robot patrolling the perimter at Tyndall United States Air Force (USAF) base


Safety & Security Robot Dataset

 



Business Models

In general, the value proposition of acquiring a security robot is the consistency and effectiveness of its beyond-human security capabilities at an affordable cost comparable to the total cost of employing 1 or 2 persons for the tasks.

These robots are usually autonomously mobile and carry one or more surveillance cameras with at least 1 wide-angle or 360o camera with options for thermal or infrared surveillance and remote recording. Most security robot companies offer their robots on both upfront purchase and leasing models.


Mid-to-high range Price Tier — Security robots such as the Cobalt robots and Knightscope robots (K1/K3/K5/K7) price their Robot-as-a-Service charges around US$5,000 to $6,000 per month (or US$60-$70K per year), which is approximately the total cost of employing 1 to 1.5 security guard(s).

On the higher-priced range, OTSAW's O-R3 is estimated to cost US$10,000 per month.

Low-range Price Tier — SMP Robotics' outdoor patrol robots can be leased at around US$1,500 per month, while ZMP Japan's Patoro robot costs around US$1,250 per month (or 1,440,000 yen annually).




Highlights (Outdoor Security Robots)

Blackbird

Blackbird is an autonomous security drone developed by Nightingale Security (USA) for the safety & security industry.

Blackbird is intended for outdoor use.

Key Information
Product Blackbird 
Company Nightingale Security (USA) 
Function autonomous security drone 
Sub-Form rotored 
Deployment outdoor 
Industry Safety & Security 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://www.nightingalesecurity.com/specs-faqs/.. 
Pricing 
Model Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model 

Pguard

Pguard is an autonomous security robot developed by Enova Robotics (France) for the safety & security industry.

Pguard is intended for outdoor use.

Key Information
Product Pguard 
Company Enova Robotics (France) 
Function autonomous security robot 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment outdoor 
Industry Safety & Security 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://www.enovarobotics.eu/pguard/.. 

Xavier

Xavier is an autonomous security robot developed by HTX (Singapore) for the safety & security industry.

Xavier is intended for outdoor and indoor uses.

Key Information
Product Xavier 
Company HTX (Singapore) 
Function autonomous security robot 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment outdoor and indoor 
Industry Safety & Security 


Highlights (Indoor Security Robots)

K1

K1 is an autonomous security robot developed by Knightscope (USA). Deployed in the safety & security industry, K1's pricing model is based on a robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model basis with a recurring fee of US$60K-$70K per year.

K1 is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product K1 
Company Knightscope (USA) 
Function autonomous security robot 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Safety & Security 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://www.knightscope.com/k1/.. 
Pricing 
Model Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model 
Recurring (est) US$60K-$70K per year 

Elodie (Security)

Elodie (Security) is an autonomous security robot developed by Wyca Robotics (France) for the safety & security industry.

Elodie (Security) is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product Elodie (Security) 
Company Wyca Robotics (France) 
Function autonomous security robot 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Safety & Security 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://www.wyca-robotics.fr/products/security-top/?lang=en.. 
Dimensions 
Length 520 mm 
Width 520 mm 
Height 1140 mm 
Weight 
Weight 62.4 kg 
Operations 
Speed Up to 0.8 m/s 

Portal

Portal is an autonomous security robot developed by Rice Robotics (China (Hong Kong)) for the safety & security and hospitality industries.

Portal is intended for indoor use.

Key Information
Product Portal 
Company Rice Robotics (China (Hong Kong)) 
Function autonomous security robot 
Sub-Form wheeled 
Deployment indoor 
Industry Safety & Security and Hospitality 
Tech Domain Robotics 
URL https://ricerobotics.com/en/#features..