Allied Universal Partners With Knightscope to Sell Security Robots

The partnership will utilize Allied’s security professionals to mitigate risks by monitoring alerts and responding to threats reported by Knightscope’s security robots.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Knightscope (Nasdaq: KSCP), a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announces a strategic partnership with Allied Universal to provide autonomous security robots (ASRs) to the company’s U.S.-based customers to help deter crime, enhance situational awareness and improve security professional safety.

Allied Universal Technology Services, a division of Allied Universal, will offer Knightscope’s technologies for deployment in the U.S. effective immediately, which include the K5 Outdoor, K3 Indoor, and K1 Stationary ASRs, the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) browser-based user interface for end users, autonomous charging/docking stations, data storage and full support, service and maintenance. Knightscope says its robots have already been credited for reducing crime at its client locations.

“Our commitment to providing the best proactive security services to our customers is unwavering,” says Carey Boethel, president of Allied Universal Technology Services. “The partnership with Knightscope allows us to expand our delivery of smart cutting-edge technologies to enhance public safety, allowing our customers to focus on their core businesses.”

The partnership between Knightscope and Allied Universal is said to utilize the company’s security professionals to mitigate risks by monitoring alerts and responding to threats reported by ASRs to reduce monetary and non-monetary costs to its customers.

William Santana Li, chairman and CEO of Knightscope, adds, “Partnering with Allied Universal is a perfect recipe for success — robots are deployed to do the monotonous, computational heavy work while the strategic, hands-on activities are the responsibility of the humans. We are excited for the future that this agreement will bring in driving steady long-term growth.”

Allied Universal Technology Services division provides electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, hosted /managed services and a variety of global security operating center (GSOC-as-a-Service) offerings.

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One response to “Allied Universal Partners With Knightscope to Sell Security Robots”

  1. Pete says:

    The way this article is written misleads the audience. Allied Universal and Knightscope have been in partnership since at least 2017. In fact they were partnered with Securitas as well. Therefore, the article confuses me. If this partnership is supposed to equal a “perfect recipe for success” then I would expect better sales than what has been reported on their annual reports. They have yet to exceed 52 deployed robots/machines at any given time. 2018 they showed 52 robots deployed, halfway through 2021 (latest report) they had 51 deployed.

    This company will bankrupt just like the last Company Li and his co founder started Carbon motors. I’ll save the poor financial speech since that wasn’t posted in the article.

    To find the mention of Allied Universal see the top of page 6 on this SEC filing:
    2017 1-k

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