Aurora, Ill.-based Alarm Detection Systems made the donation to the police department in the wake of a mass shooting on Feb. 15.
The financing was led by Coatue, a global technology investment firm, and is intended for geographic expansion of services.
Robots can be instrumental in providing security personnel with another set of eyes and ears in many locations and notify them of events.
Leading providers, plus a forward-thinking integrator, offer intel into customer benefits, use cases and concerns of artificial intelligence in the security industry.
Robots are moving steadily into the surveillance market to patrol shopping malls, parking lots, college campuses and other public areas.
IPVideo Corp. took home the Best New Product honor for its HALO IoT Smart Sensor, submitted in the Environmental Monitoring Systems category.
The integration enables Cobalt security robots to pass through areas closed off by a door by transmitting a signal to the door’s access control reader.
The goal of the MVP Awards is to recognize manufacturers’ products that make a substantial impact on integrators.
Along with the recent acquisitions of Aeryon Labs and Prox Dynamics, FLIR has significantly expanded its unmanned systems capabilities.
No longer relegated to science fiction movies and novels, facial recognition is being applied in numerous vertical markets and use cases.