“Hon, did I leave the monthly report up in the kitchen?” Steve’s voice floated up from the home office, and Julie looked around the kitchen. “No, I don’t see it up here Steve. Where else might you have left it?”
“Darn, I wonder if I left it on my desk at the store,” Steve muttered. It was almost 9 pm and the store would be closed up and everyone gone. Steve went upstairs to the kitchen. “I don’t want to drive all the way down to the store, if the report isn’t there,” he told Julie, ” It would take me an hour to get there and back.”
“Well, that’s easy to check,” said his wife. She walked over to the tablet computer that she had been using to check on flights, and logged into the security portal for their business. After using the two factor authentication, a secure connection was setup. She sent a command to the Vigilant security robot that was currently patrolling the warehouse area. The robot stopped its patrol, went to the office area and over to Steve’s desk.
Julie activated the on-board camera system and used the camera controls to scan the top of Steve’s desk. “Steve, the report is not on your desk, anywhere else it might be?” Steve thought for a moment, “Wait, I remember! I had it on top of the box of samples I put in the trunk. I’ll bet that’s where it is.” As he went to the garage to check the trunk of his car, Julie pulled up the shift report from the Security Robot, and noticed that there had been reports of break-ins through high windows in other warehouses in the area. She quickly told the robot to focus more patrol time in the warehouse, and to do a high-visibility patrol – activating its headlights as it passed the windows.
Steve came back from the garage with the report in his hand and mentioned that he would have been really mad if he had had to drive all the way down to the office only to find that the report wasn’t there.
As the Internet of Things continues to grow, we will experience incidents like this more and more frequently. We will continue to have more access and more control over every day actions, regardless of where we are in the world at the time. The Security Robots available from Gamma 2 Robotics are already ‘internet aware’ and give their owners unprecedented control of their physical security assets – when you need them, where you need them!
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