Fighting Crime with Knightscope
Knightscope’s mission is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Our technologies deliver real-time, actionable intelligence that allows public safety professionals to more effectively deter, intervene, capture, and prosecute criminals.
Technologies like Knightscope, which are known to be effective in reducing crime, need to be implemented on a large scale in order to achieve the mission. Unfortunately, there are over 19,000 police agencies, 8,000 security companies and countless private corporate security practitioners in this country, and there is no national database or single objective source showing them what works best and how to do it.
Knightscope clients documented and reported some of their amazing wins, which are shared below. Spread the word that Knightscope is at the forefront of providing effective results and new capabilities to the global security market with a proven track record of success by sharing this page with a friend, colleague or agency that you feel might benefit from Knightscope’s services.
Police Credit Knightscope for Reducing Crime
City Publishes Results for First Year In Service
“The K5 robot is having a positive impact on crime and nuisance activity at Salt Lake Park, which is reducing the instances of police activity at the park,” both the city manager, Ricardo Reyes, and the chief of police, Cosme Lozano, wrote to local lawmakers in 2020.
Chief Lozano describes Knightscope in his own words at the July 6, 2021, City Council meeting where Huntington Park unanimously voted to extend their contract by two years.
Knightscope Deters Crime & Vandalism
As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Liberty Village routinely ranked in the top three for 911 calls for apartment complexes in the northeast part of the valley, but has fallen out of the top 10.
Complex manager Carmen Batiz indicated that the robot’s success could be duplicated in other Las Vegas complexes owned by California-based Westland Apartments. “It has deterred a lot of crime and vandalism,” said Batiz.
Other Crime Fighting Wins
Armed Robbery – security robot provided the best evidence of armed robbery and theft of vehicle. Data provided to law enforcement in time to arrest suspect.
Auto Theft – client identified a person of interest using the license plate recognition feature of its K5 Autonomous Security Robot in a stolen vehicle incident
BOLO – assisted a law enforcement agency with an investigation by providing high-definition video and license plate detections for 30 instances over the 4-month period of the BOLO (Be On The Lookout)
Burglaries – elicited confession to a law enforcement agency for two burglaries and felony property damage using evidence solely collected by a Knightscope K5
Domestic Violence – captured eye level video of an assault that was used by law enforcement for prosecution
Feeling of Safety – improved sense of security voiced to Administration and Security Director by nurses and doctors while walking to their cars after dark
Fire – identified heat anomaly in a hair styling kiosk; officers dispatched, removed kiosk covering and found equipment left turned on; thermal camera on security robot helped to avoid a major fire
Fraud – assisted a real estate owner in stopping a fraudulent insurance claim
Hit and Run – helped identify a car involved in parking lot hit and run; security robot data was directly responsible for catching the suspect
Incident Reduction – commercial property owner was experiencing 20 crime/security incidents per month before deploying the K5 and now is down to 1 for the entire last year that the K5 has been patrolling 24/7
Perimeter Expansion – assisted a casino operator with extending their signal detection perimeter capabilities to outside of facility and added eye level high-definition video at critical ingress / egress location
Sexual Predator – helped law enforcement issue an arrest warrant for a sexual predator
Shooting – assisted in positive identification of a gunman in a shooting incident at a mall
Slip and Fall – casino operator was able to save over $100,000 by avoiding a lawsuit over a slip and fall incident using eye-level video evidence
Stolen Bikes – numerous bikes stolen prior to deployment, and only one since security robot deployed
Thief – helped a security guard catch a thief in a retail establishment
Trespassing – client has prevented trespassers and substance abusers from living at one of their locations. As a result of deploying the robot they haven’t had a trespasser in 6 months.
Vandalism – assisted a corporation in tracking down a vandal
Vehicle Break-Ins – client was experiencing 1 – 2 vehicle break-ins or thefts per week; has gone down to ZERO in the last 10 months
… and more in progress!
Let’s work together – private sector and the public sector, officers, guards and technologists, citizens, communities, concerned parents, small businesses, major corporation, Main Street and Wall Street. Together, we will make a major dent in the problem and re-imagine public safety at a time when our Nation needs it most.