May 12, 2022 Casino, Technology, Land Based

Knightscope to bring security robots to Las Vegas


Units will autonomously patrol casino parking areas.

Knightscope, a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing security operations, on Thursday said it has signed its first Las Vegas casino client.

The Silicon Valley-based Knightscope described its new client as a leading, US-based operator of casinos and gaming facilities that has more than three dozen locations across the country.

The casino operator subscribed to its first Knightscope Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) to bolster its “already robust” security and surveillance program, the two parties said in a statement.

According to Knightscope, its K5 ASR will patrol the casino’s parking lots and structures to deter criminal activity and help keep guests and their belongings safe.

The company asserted casinos have proven to be an “excellent use case” for Knightscope’s technologies due to the “extraordinary” amount of cash being handled, the large number of out-of-town guests visiting with valuables locked in their rooms and cars, and the frequent demonstration of impaired judgment from consuming alcohol.

“Knightscope is excited to now be a part of such an historically significant city and destination,” the company said in a statement. “Knightscope builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Knightscope’s long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world.”

Robot security trend underway

As reported by Gaming America in February, a tribal casino took the lead in using robots to augment its security presence.

Red Hawk Casino was chosen as the deployment location for a ROAMEO mobile security robot made by Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD).

RAD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX). Red Hawk Casino is owned and operated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is in Placerville, California, 20 minutes east of Sacramento.

ROAMEO reportedly is a mobile security robot that is nearly 7 feet tall and weighs more than 700 lbs. According to the company, ROAMEO is built to autonomously patrol a property or periphery and survey its surroundings, conducting routine patrols, recording, and reporting back to the central command center.

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