Knightscope’s 4-Step Recommendation for Securing Commercial Real Estate

December 16, 2022

Anyone that owns or manages commercial properties is aware of the numerous potential headaches that may arise out of running such a business.  You must obtain the proper insurance, locate trustworthy tenants, carry out any necessary modifications and then maintain them over time.  You must also prevent vandalism, break-ins and burglaries to safeguard your investment. 
There are still many other security issues to consider even if your property is in a low-crime neighborhood.  What measures have you taken to protect your assets?  And where do you have room for improvement?  Providing a safe environment reduces building vacancies, improves your reputation, mitigates risk, and elevates your property values.  Knightscope’s Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) have successfully deterred substance abuse, vehicle break-ins, trespassing/loitering, vagrancy, vandalism, theft and assaults from commercial properties, keeping tenants and visitors safer.
Here are some of Knightscope’s recommendations that property owners and managers can use to enhance security on their commercial premises.
STEP 1 Secure Parking Areas
Provide a consistent physical security presence for your tenants and visitors by utilizing several K5 ASRs to cover all of your parking lots and parking structures.  By having the ASRs patrol parking areas with their strobe lights and patrol sounds on, you can reduce vagrant encroachment, trespassing or criminal behaviors.  In doing so, you will also be aiding in the prevention of vehicle break-ins, vehicle thefts, catalytic converter thefts, and vandalism.  Additionally, tenants or visitors may press the distress button on any robot to activate the Intercom and alert your team to a possible emergency situation.  Adding Knightscope’s K1 Blue Light Towers in remote areas, with full wireless functionality and no digging or trenching requirement, provides highly visible and familiar points to access reliable communications that provide needed comfort when cell phone service is scarce, or the phone’s battery has died.
STEP 2 Monitor the Lobby
A K1 Hemisphere with 360-degree, eye-level HD video streaming and recording from your lobby 24/7 will prove to be a key component of your visible security posture.  K1s will alert you to known threats that you’ve identified and entered into your Watchlist based on Facial Recognition and signal detection for smart phone and other mobile devices.  This is an effective deterrence for inappropriate conduct in the lobby that may expose you to unnecessary liabilities, as well as preventing even more serious threats such as that of workplace violence.  Appropriate welcome and/or departure greetings can be placed on a schedule and announced automatically using People Detection as a trigger during particular hours.
STEP 3 Protect the Interior
A K5 or K3 roaming indoors streams and records eye-level, HD video of common areas.  Broadcast announcements remind tenants and visitors of safety or security practices, and you may customize broadcast messages to meet the goals of your organization’s mission.  The intercom feature is utilized to contact property management or any other designated number you choose, such as a receptionist station or security operations center on site.  K1 Blue Light Emergency Phones should be utilized in warehouses distribution centers or other places where added two-way communication would help bridge the gap of isolated areas.
STEP 4 Manage the Workload
Utilize Knightscope as a stand-alone security service or augment your current security force to improve efficiency and possibly save money at the same time.  Enhance your user experience by digging deeper into your machine’s capabilities through the use of the included user interface, known as the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC).  Or better yet, upgrade to Knightscope+ and allow us to take some of that workload off of your shoulders.  We will remotely monitor the ASRs on your behalf and escalate issues according to the agreed upon post orders.
Finding the appropriate technologies to create a more secure environment is key in better managing commercial real estate.  Take a few moments to visit with one of our experts and discover how we can help you elevate your security posture.  Click here to learn more.

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