Unanimous Vote by City Council to Renew Autonomous Security Robot Patrols
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 17, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today that the City of Huntington Park will extend its existing contract with Knightscope to continue patrolling a popular park in Los Angeles County.
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Huntington Park renews for two-year contract. (Photo: Business Wire)
By a unanimous 5 to 0 vote, the City Council of Huntington Park approved the renewal of the Knightscope Autonomous Security Robot contract for an additional two-year term. Minutes from the City Council meeting are publicly available here and the Town Hall video stream may be viewed here [at the 20-minute mark].
Huntington Park previously reported a significant positive impact on crime as previously shared on Knightscope’s Crime Page, which contributed to the support for renewal. "The K5 robot is having a positive impact on crime and nuisance activity at Salt Lake Park, which is reducing the instances of police activity at the park," both the city manager, Ricardo Reyes, and the chief of police, Cosme Lozano, wrote to local lawmakers last year.
Chief Lozano stated at the July 6, 2021, Council meeting, "the reality is that a patrol officer cannot do what modern technology can do through the use of this robot. The robot technology is simply to enhance our ability to deliver police service to the community."
Knightscope chairman and CEO, William Santana Li replied, "We are incredibly grateful that Chief Lozano and the City of Huntington Park found Knightscope to be a compelling solution to reduce crime and serve the community. We hope that the other 19,000+ police departments across the country will also take advantage of the benefits our technologies provide to help us achieve our long-term vision of making the United States the safest country on the planet."
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Our 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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