SafeTrust Solutions Integrates Cobalt Robotics With Its Sensor Ecosystem

The integration is said to allow businesses to better track where the robots are located and how they interact with people based on their credentials.

FREEMONT, Calif. — Safetrust, a developer of secure and virtual credential solutions, and Cobalt Robotics, a machine learning startup to replace security guard posts with autonomous robots around the world, have announced the companies have further integrated Cobalt’s robotics with the Safetrust sensor ecosystem.

The companies state the partnership allows Cobalt robots to connect with the Safetrust ecosystem of security offerings seamlessly.

“Safetrust is a pioneer in identity, utilizing technology to offer employees safe, frictionless movement throughout their spaces,” comments Mike LeBlanc, president of Cobalt Robotics. “Our robots provide the same comfortable and effective solution for companies around the world. We’re proud to continue building the future of security with Safetrust.”

Cobalt explains that its robots provide safety and security primarily through corporate office spaces, automating security workflows more reliably than humans.

The companies assert that with a deeper integration between Safetrust and Cobalt, businesses can better track where the robots are located and how robots interact with people based on their credentials and instantly deploy robots in emergencies. This could include active shooter scenarios where robots have access to doors and areas in the building and can quickly respond.

“We are proud to support Cobalt in its critical mission to create advanced robotics, particularly for keeping spaces safe and secure, aligning with our vision of connected, seamless access,” notes Deon Chatterton, vice president of product management for Safetrust. “It becomes more than just a robot opening a door. A robot can integrate with a larger identity ecosystem, providing on-demand identification, like employee onboarding, visitor credentialing, mustering, detecting unauthorized people and resources in active shooter scenarios, and more.”

One of the other benefits of the expanded relationship between the companies is that it allows Safetrust’s and Cobalt’s customers to leverage technology even more as they face labor shortages and a high turnover of security personnel.

Cobalt’s Remote Guarding Service Solution includes robots with more than 60 sensors including day-night cameras, 360° cameras, thermal cameras, depth cameras, LIDAR and badge reading capabilities.

Using machine learning, semantic mapping and novelty detection, the robot can independently identify and flag security-relevant anomalies like people, sounds, motion, doors and windows, and missing assets. Each robot has a screen for communication between remote security specialists and people on-site.

In the event of an incident, Cobalt’s security specialists provide human assistance for complex situations. They will triage the incident, contact appropriate personnel and report back to the security team 24/7/365 based on collaboratively established post orders. They can also provide two-way video from the robot to greet employees, request badge credentials and ensure guest check-in.

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