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Outdoor Security Robots - Best Fit Environments and Duties

Article written by Alice DiSanto, Director of Marketing, Sharp Robotics Business Development, Robolliance Expert

Each of us can think of something we do on the job (or off) that we’d much prefer to hand off to someone (or something) else. That’s the sweet spot for robotics. The best environments and duties for any robot can be found in what we as humans consider redundant, objectionable and unsafe.

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Cell Phone Numbers are the New SSN

Written by Cynthia Hetherington, President of the Hetherington Group, Robolliance Expert

Social security numbers (SSN) have been the mainstay of investigators since Hank Asher gave us DBTxp in the early 80’s. The SSN is an anchor to a person, that helps us define who one individual is versus millions.  Yet, it is protected information, heavily regulated and dangerous to use and write up in a report. On the other hand, a cellular number is also a one-out-of-a-million number, which can be used to locate a person, it is not protected and there is a good chance if you dial it, your subject will answer.

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Now That Robots Are Here, What Do We Do with Them?

Written By Brian Higgins, President of Group 77, Robolliance Expert

It is obvious that the current safety threats this world faces will not only be here for some time, but will continue to evolve, creating an increasing need for greater levels of security and security measures where little or none existed before. Therefore, protection against these threats must in turn evolve to meet the need created by these threats.

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Focusing on The Promise of Robotics

Written by Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell, Robolliance Expert

Many people, including some very famous inventors and intellectuals whom I admire, are afraid of automation. Perhaps they’ve read too many sci-fi stories or seen too many movies where robots take over the world. Or perhaps they’re concerned about the very real issue of job displacement, where people are being replaced in manufacturing and processing environments by robots that can do the job quicker and for longer.

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Introduction of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to Your Security Team

Written by Todd Kleperis, CEO of Hardcar Security, Robolliance Expert

Inherently, any security professional may see UGVs as a potential threat to long term job security. Rightfully so, as these devices are lining up to patrol large areas, easily braving all weather conditions and never needing a coffee break.

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Robotics to the Rescue

Article written by John Nagy, Roblliance Expert, with contribution from David Heller

The security guard industry has traveled a road which has seen, and continues to see, growing overhead costs both direct and indirect. Once healthier operating margins have shrunk to levels that are extremely challenging to say the least.


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A Soldier’s Story of Robotics

Article written by Greg Louks, President & CEO of Iron Sword Enterprises, LLC, Robolliance Expert 

At West Point, we continually studied the effects of technology on our profession.  One might think our interests lay only in improved weapons of warfare; but that would not be correct.


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Robotics Automation at our Nation's Seaports

Article written by Louis Noriega, President of Automated Port Solutions (APS), Robolliance Expert

An Automated Guided Vehicle or Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) is a mobile robot that follows markers or wires in the floor, or uses vision, magnets, or lasers for navigation. They are most often used in industrial applications to move materials around a manufacturing facility or warehouse.

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Security Robotics: The Next Game Changer for Security Integrators

Article written by Bill Bozeman, President and CEO of PSA Security Network, Robolliance Expert

Cloud-based technology, cybersecurity, new developments in metadata, massive inexpensive storage solutions, security analytics that finally work and the latest encrypted wireless technology are all changing the dynamics of traditional security integration. 

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Business in the Face of Adversity

Article written by Ed Verbraak, principal Engineer at Orange & Rockland Utilities, Robolliance Expert

Technological advances have made the execution of the menial tasks associated with being well prepared a non-issue, leading to better and more efficient use of available resources, both physical but also human. A good plan must also have a business continuity component ...

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Security and the Internet of Things

Article written by David Antar, president of IPVideo Corporation, Robolliance Expert

These objects or devices can be anything from mobile phones, fridges, washing machines to wearables, medical equipment or jet engines. And they are all connected. There is a relationship that will exist between people-to-people, people-to-things, and things-to-things.

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Forecasting, Assessing and Improving the Adoption Rate in the Robotics Security Market

Article written by William “Bob” Norris and Mark Kopec, principals of iMS2 LLC and Aerotek Sales, Robolliance Experts

Robotic products achieve success through rapidly leveraging innovation to bring products to market. Though technology is important to success, the most essential aspect of a robotics business is the business case. Understanding concepts, such as diffusion, modeling/forecasting sales rates ...


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