Even in the Star Wars franchise security guard duties are not done by robots. They’re done by humans in uniforms – as least as what we see in the movies’ scenes. However, futurists are projecting that AI robots are on their way to augmenting human security guards, or in some cases supplanting them for certain vanilla routine duties, and perhaps pretty far off in the future machine robots will be all you see of security guards.
Right now, there are robots rolling along streets and shopping halls looking like 5-foot-tall coneheads, bristling with laser scanning, thermal imaging, 360-degree video and an array of sensors. They look like 1950’s Jetsons type robots, but they’re able to carry out some rudimentary duties. These include making announcements about covid-19 and other needed PA-type , keeping an eye on out-of-place events, reading license plates, serving as surveillance for camera security with human monitoring. Already, they’re on duty mostly for private property in several cities in California, in Tampa, FL, and in Boston, Atlanta and Dallas.
Here at WWPro we don’t use robots for guarding. We prefer highly trained humans personally committed to the safety and protection of your property and those on the property.