Advanced Technologies Applied to Transform Public Safety in Higher Education
Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP] (“Knightscope” or the “Company”), a leading developer of autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communication systems, today announced a new contract with the University of Nevada, Reno. The University is subscribing to Knightscope’s K5 Autonomous Security Robot (“ASR”) service that uses robotics and artificial intelligence to provide 24/7/365 patrols in support of the University Police Department – Northern Command.
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The K5 ASR will patrol the parking garage located near the Student Center, helping students stay safe during class time, around games and other events, and throughout each night.
“It is our duty in law enforcement to deliver a safe environment and provide students and faculty with the peace of mind needed to achieve higher education,” said Eric James, chief of police, University Police Department – Northern Command. “We are excited to include Knightscope as a partner in our mission to support the Nevada System of Higher Education through proactive community involvement, service, protection, and trust.”
Knightscope was originally founded to dramatically improve security in education through the use of the top technologies in the world, and more universities and schools are taking a proactive approach to evolving their school safety programs.
“In order to prevent crime from occurring in our educational institutions, it is crucial to invest in a wide array of approaches that systematically create safe, healthy, and supportive schools for all students rather than just hardening access to them,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope, Inc. “Cutting-edge technologies like those offered by Knightscope are no longer a matter of luxury or convenience, but of best practices.”
Knightscope is an advanced public safety technology company that builds fully autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communications systems that help protect the places people live, work, study and visit. Knightscope’s 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.
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