January 28, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today that crime statistics from its first police department client, the City of Huntington Park, are now publicly available.
Between June and December 2018, the Huntington Park Police Department registered 277 entries of police activity in the Salt Lake Park area, a period during which no Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) was deployed. Inclusive of this police activity are the following statistics:
48 crime or incident reports
120 citations issued
During a like period one year later – June through December 2019 – when the Knightscope K5 ASR was deployed and fully operational, the level of police activity diminished to only 249 recorded entries, which included:
26 crime or incident reports
38 citations issued
In analyzing the data gathered, Huntington Park Police Department surmised that the K5 Autonomous Security Robot is having a positive impact on crime, nuisance activity and police responses at Salt Lake Park as follows:
10% reduction in calls for service
46% reduction in crime reports
27% increase in arrests
68% reduction in citations
“I am simply elated that Knightscope was able to assist the City of Huntington Park and its citizens to enjoy greater peace of mind when visiting Salt Lake Park,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. “Our long-term vision is to make the United States of America the safest country on the planet, and this is a meaningful step in the right direction.”
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Our long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Learn more about us at www.knightscope.com. Follow Knightscope on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Knightscope ASR Technology delivers…..
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.
BOLO – assisted a law enforcement agency with an investigation by providing high definition quality video and license plate detections for 30 instances over a period of 4 months 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 from a Knightscope K5
Domestic Violence – captured eye level footage of assault which 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 in identification and verification of car involved in hit and run in parking lot; 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 adding eye level high definition video at critical ingress / egress location
Sexual Predator – helped law enforcement issue an arrest warrant for a sexual predator
Slip and Fall – casino operator was able to save over $100,000 in avoiding a lawsuit over a slip and fall incident by providing eye-level video evidence
Stolen Bikes – numerous bikes stolen 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. Knightscope has you covered 24/7/365.