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Shelley and the Security Robot (part 2)

Okay Bob, what do you mean by a Security Robot?

“It is pretty cool, actually,” Bob replied “It is a mobile robot that will patrol your facility all night. It monitors the space for intruders, motion, and (if you add some option packages) smoke, fire and explosive gas.”

Mobile robot patrolling garage

The Vigilant Robot on patrol in a warehouse in Denver, CO. The security robot is manufactured by Gamma 2 Robotics.

Shelley looked a little dubious. “You are saying that this thing will patrol my warehouse just like a person, and spot problems?  Like those robots the police use during bomb threats?”

She paused, then said “Bob, like I just told you I am trying to cut my budget – I can’t pay some robot technician to run this thing all night – that would cost a fortune!”

“No Shelley – I heard you!  These robots are autonomous – that means that you just turn them on and tell them to get to work.  They don’t need an operator, they do their patrols on their own. So you don’t have a robot tech driving them around at all.”  Bob continued “And they are really cost effective – Right now your night-shift officer is costing you about $17.00 an hour – a little below the national average.”

Shelley interrupted “Bob I know that you are providing us with top quality people and I have heard what some of my business colleagues are paying for their security.”

“Thanks Shelley, that is good to hear – but the good news is these robots work for the equivalent of around $4.00 an hour.”

“Sure, Bob, but that’s if I amortized the cost over, like twenty years or something. The up-front costs will kill me.”

Bob laughed – “Shelley, the total cost of putting one of these to work is less than one year’s salary equivalent, the $4.00 per hour is based on 3 years. And I will ‘rent’ you the robot, just like I am ‘renting’ you the current security team!”

“Wait, you are telling me I don’t have to go to some company I never heard of before and trust them with my business, my life? I can keep working with you and your team?”

Bob reached for his laptop, “Shelley, let me show you this quick video, it’s about three and a half minutes, you can see the robots in action and it covers a lot of the background.” Shelley and Bob settled down to watch the video. Shelley said – “Bob, I should have made some popcorn!”

“Okay, Bob,” Shelley said after the video ended, “this is starting to sound too good to be true.  But, I remember a robot they put to work at one of our client’s offices.  It took them weeks to put the weird tape on the floors, and they had to rearrange the layout of the furniture. The robot did it’s job, but the set-up was awful. I simply can’t put up with that level of disruption.

“No problem – Shelley, let me explain how easy it is …

Part 3 – putting a robot to work


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