Knightscope Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, has added another five K5 Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) to its contract. This brings the current ASR total to 10 machines under contract with PG&E.

PG&E signed its first contract in 2021 to determine Knightscope’s levels of safety and overwatch necessary to secure certain properties. During that successful pilot, Knightscope reduced costs, proved value with a positive return on investment and built confidence that the service would meet PG&E’s demands.

Collaborations like the one being forged between Knightscope and PG&E are essential to prevent, remediate or mitigate risks resulting from various asset vulnerabilities. New technologies like those offered by Knightscope are quickly becoming a key component to augmenting guard services at a time when the growth of remote working is challenging the need to fill roles in guarding personnel.

“Knightscope’s Autonomous Security Robots work 24/7/365 with greater detecting and data recall capabilities at a fraction of the cost of traditional physical security protection,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope Inc. “We are honored that PG&E has entrusted us to help protect their properties, assets and employees, and we look forward to further assessing opportunities across hundreds of their locations.”