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.
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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).
Compare Cobalt Robotics with Knightscope
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)
More security RaaS firms introduced below
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).
Compare Ademco VerifSuite with OTSAW O-R2/O-R3
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).
Compare OTSAW O-R2/O-R3 with SMP Robotics
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.
Find out more about RaaS players in these industries
There is also a newly released apera.io robots-as-a-service report for 2022 that you may like to read: