Service robots can relieve human workers of stress and tedium, as well as gather useful data for a variety of industries. Johnson Controls International plans to unveil the Tyco Security Robot powered by Ava Robotics at Intersec 2022 in Dubai this weekend. The company said uses the robot, which is now commercially available, to enhance the effectiveness of its Tyco Illustra cameras and to provide autonomous security.
“With the security robot, we enable workplaces to realize better business outcomes, operations, and access by uncovering unmet needs in the workplace, especially those that can be solved through augmentation and automation,” stated Marcio Macedo, co-founder and vice president of products at Ava Robotics Inc. “This purposeful approach creates better work environments for people and enriches the workplace.”
Ava Robotics has developed mobile robots for telepresence, disinfection, and workplace monitoring. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company bases its technology on that of iRobot and is a member of MassRobotics, an organization devoted to nurturing the Massachusetts robotics cluster.
Cork, Ireland-based Johnson Controls offers building technologies, software, and services for industries such as healthcare, hospitality, education, and manufacturing. The company and Ava Robotics showed a concept system at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in September 2021.
Tyco designed to provide actionable data
Security robots must meet the complex needs of the workplace and security personnel, said Johnson Controls and Ava Robotics. A successful design can transform the way facilities monitor and activate advanced security processes, they claimed.
The autonomous Tyco robot can provide enhanced deterrence and high-quality evidence for investigations, managing repeatable tasks and enabling security personnel to focus on high-value activities, said the companies.
A combination of robots and existing reporting practices and historical trend analysis can improve the security posture of organizations by uncovering gaps, driving behavioral change, and providing data to inform business decisions, Ava Robotics added. The company said its system provides the following functions:
- People detection
- Incident prevention
- Monitoring and management
- Comprehensive security coverage
- Operations beyond traditional security
Source: Johnson Controls
Robot supports sophisticated security operations
The Tyco Security Robot supports both basic and advanced security operations, said Johnson Controls and Ava Robotics. It addresses evolving security and facility monitoring needs by streamlining operations, maximizing staffing resources, and automating processes to empower staffers to take the right action in real time. The companies added that the security robots deliver:
- Security technology that is mobile, intelligent, intuitive, and interactive
- Technology that augments human activities and automates tasks
- Enhancements to security systems that create a sense of confidence
- Utility that improves the workplace, empowers staff, and improves overall facilities functionality
Intersec brings together professionals and companies involved in security, rescue, safety, and protection issues, products, and services. The security robot will be on display in the Tyco/Johnson Controls space, Stand S1-K12, from Jan. 16 to 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.
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