Popular casino and racetrack operator Penn Entertainment has signed a business agreement with developer Knightscope, which makes autonomous security and emergency communications systems. Now 43 entertainment venues will receive K5 security robots.
Before this, Knightscope provided the operator with the first robot, which was placed at the Penn Entertainment M Resort casino in Nevada. After that, the same technologies appeared at the Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs in Iowa and the Hollywood Casino Aurora in Illinois. This became possible within the framework of a preliminary agreement.
Now, after signing the contract, the operator’s 43 casinos and racetracks will use robots to provide security.
According to Knightscope Chairman and CEO William Santana Lee, the company is very excited to be providing proprietary technology to protect casino guests.
Note that the K5 Knightscope Autonomous Security robot was designed to provide security in various conditions, including low light conditions. It has four cameras and a set of 16 microphones. The robot is also equipped with a license plate recognition system, which will increase casino security.
The robot is also suitable for patrolling areas, even during restricted access hours, thanks to its built-in thermal imaging cameras. A two-way communication system can improve the safety of visitors and workers.