Why Not Security Robots? The Security Industry’s Reticent Attitude for Adoption of Proven Technology

In anticipation of GSX, we sat down with presenters of upcoming sessions in order to get a better understanding of the topics at hand. This week we are featuring, “Why Not Security Robots? The Security Industry’s Reticent Attitude for Adoption of Proven Technology” presented by Samuel Vinicur, CPP, Director of Client Development at Knightscope, Inc. Read on for what he had to say and don’t forget to register for GSX 2023

Q: Tell us about your presentation and why should security professionals have this topic on their radar? 

A: Why Not Security Robots? This presentation covers robotics acceptance trends in other industries and gets to the root of the Security Industries reticence to adopt. Shedding some light on what’s not talked about, revenues, out in the open. Autonomous Security Robots are being deployed and operating globally, why is the US behind the trend? Social human resource trends are driving adoption as well, we need to train for robotics interfacing now.  

Q: What advice you would give security professionals interested in this topic? 

A: Follow the few manufacturers in the game now. Research what other industries are doing and why. What other countries are doing and why. Start looking at upskilling your LE and Security guard force to accept and work with robotics in the security space.  

Q: How do you see this issue evolving in the next 2-5 years? 

A: Security Robots should be mainstream in 2-5 years. Adoption and next generation Ai and robotics will come to light. Security Integrators will grab significant market share of guarding revenue.  

Q: Why do you attend GSX? 

A: I attend GSX for the latest technology and education the security industry has to offer. The face-to-face networking is fantastic. The CEUs to keep my CPP certification current don’t hurt either.