This IDC Perspective takes a look at the market and opportunities related to security robots. Across industries and business processes, robotic technology is increasingly emerging that is taking on certain tasks and empowering human workers to do more and become more effective with their work. One such area that has broad industry applicability is the use of robots within the function of security.
John Santagate, research director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC, says "The use of robots in security seems like a natural progression of the technology." He continues, "Most organizations have some form of security across their business network, and this is ultimately a cost center. Using robots in security can help improve the performance of the entire security operation by enhancing the skills of the human security guards and helping digitize certain aspects of the security processes."