In cities where the security workforce is increasingly costly and aging, hiring and ensuring adequate security is becoming a serious challenge.
Security robot-as-a-service (RaaS) enables companies and security contractors to fill gaps in their security coverage and yet avoid having to invest in high, upfront capital expenditure. The general security RaaS model is on monthly rental basis, with each robot costing easily from US$1.5K per month to as high as US$10K per month.
Here are some of the security RaaS players:
Cobalt Robotics - a US-based security robot company that has developed the Cobalt security robot which is available for rental at US$6,000 per robot per month (source).
Knightscope - a US-based security robot company that has produced the K1/K3/K5/K7 line of security robots, available for rental at US$4,000-$8,000 per robot per month (source)
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Ademco - a Singapore-based security service firm that has developed the VerifSuite Robot that can be leased at US$5,350 per robot per month (source).
OTSAW Digital - a Singapore-based company that has offices in the United States with their O-R2 robot for indoor security and O-R3 for outdoor security. Their security robots can be leased at US$10,000 per robot per month (source).
SMP Robotics - a US-based firm that has created the S5.2 security robots which can be rented at US$1,500 per robot per month.
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There are also two newly released Insights robotics report for 2019 that you may like to read: