Patrol and surveillance have been an important part of protecting property for centuries. This relies on foot patrols by guards, which can be costly and puts guards in potential danger. Not only that, but long hours and monotonous routine can lead to a lapse in security, putting property and guards at risk.
Security patrol robots offer an alternative to improve not only the quality of security but also reduce long-term costs. Making these robots autonomous increases their capabilities and applications. These robots are capable of detecting objects/people that are out of place, reading vehicle license plates, integrating with currently installed security systems, and more. Meanwhile, the user can get updates on its location, status, and any suspicious activity.
Weatherproof Enclosed Chassis for outdoor patrols.
Wheeled, Tracked, and Omni-Directional drive systems for indoor/outdoor use.
360° HD Surveillance Camera System
Infrared cameras for Night patrols
4G and/or WiFi connectivity
Autonomous ROS SLAM navigation systems
GPS, 3D 360° LIDAR, Encoders, IMU, Onboard Computers
GUI to set and schedule patrol routes, monitor surveillance, and receive alerts
Surveillance and Manual Operation modes
SMS/Email Notifications when activity is detected
Remote Software/Firmware upgrade feature
License Plate Identification
2-way Audio with PA speaker
Video Streaming from Camera Feed
Control multiple security robots simultaneously
We want our security robots to match your exact needs and budget. SuperDroid Robots custom builds robots and we can customize your solution too. Let us know what features you want to be included in your patrol robots! Just contact us with your security needs!
What Goes into a Security Patrol Robot?
One of the first issues to tackle is mobility. Security robots need to be capable of handling a variety of obstacles and terrain. Whether it’s pavement, gravel, or ground it can’t impede the patrol robot. Additionally, the system needs to be capable of holding the necessary equipment for performing its duties.
A good security system needs to be able to not only move through an area but also display what’s going on. To accomplish this we use multiple cameras across the robot, along with a 360° PTZ dome camera atop a mast. These cameras provide complete coverage of the area around the patrol robot, as well as the ability to track moving objects. Infrared capabilities make the system even more effective for night patrols, revealing things the human eye might miss.
Autonomous Pathing and LIDAR
If your security robot is going to patrol an area, it needs a way to know that path. Autonomous pathing allows our system to learn a patrol route while being capable of adjusting that path as needed. The ability to set sequences of waypoints based on GPS coordinates makes patrolling even easier. Interested in learning more about autonomous robotics? Check out our article on autonomous robotics.
SuperDroid Robots utilizes a Linux-based Robot Operating System (ROS) to control our security robot. This allows us the flexibility needed to make navigation and control even smoother.
Your robot not only needs to be capable of patrolling an area but also know how to avoid obstacles and moving objects. We use a LIDAR system to allow our security robot to detect changing conditions and react accordingly.
Learn more about LIDAR and other sensors in our support article. While patrolling, the system can detect out-of-place objects such as people, vehicles, or other obstacles and adjust its path. This protects not only the robot but the things around it.
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A LIDAR point cloud generated by the security robot as it patrols
Tracking where your robot is on its patrol is important. We utilize a GPS system to monitor the location of the security robot, as well as enter additional patrol points. Add a point of interest to check out before continuing on the standard route, or adjust the speed of the robot to cover more ground. Tracking is improved through the use of encoders and IMU systems in the robot. Different systems of tracking GPS can be used, check out our article on GPS sensors.
Finally, controlling this system is critical. We’ve developed a web interface GUI (graphical user interface) that allows secure access to the robot from anywhere in the world. This interface allows the operator to control the 360° dome camera, send waypoints, and review captured footage. This allows for security to be maintained without a physical presence on the property. The system even allows for manual control of the robot when the operator is nearby. Due to the interface being web-based, it is compatible with almost any internet-connected device! Whether you are on a desktop or a phone, you'll be able to access your security robot and keep tabs on your facility.
The ability to send notifications with pictures is also available when performing an autonomous patrol and anomalies/situations are observed by the security robot. At which point the user can log into the GUI and take control and investigate further. Using 2-way audio the user can converse with the suspect and capture all the video of the event.
We’re constantly experimenting and developing new robotic systems and services at SuperDroid Robot. This HK-1000 Security Robot is just the latest example of our work in patrol and surveillance robotics. If you’re interested in learning more about our patrol systems, be sure to check out our robots! If you’re interested in a custom robot, or in a robot similar to this system, Contact us and we’ll be glad to get started on your custom security robot.