The need for security has been around since ancient times. If you think back to early medieval civilizations, these societies had walls and a militia to protect their villages and people. Fast forward a couple of centuries and we still rely on various security measures to protect life and property.
One of the solutions born during the advancement of safety and security was the idea of private security. When it became clear that police forces would be unable to keep pace with crime and the demand for public protection, private security forces emerged to fill the gap. Since then private security officers have been taking on the role and responsibilities of traditional police personnel, including patrolling, responding to minor incidents, and conducting security assessments for businesses.
While countless individuals and organizations continue to employ a million or so private security professionals, the rise of the internet, the sophistication of technology, and the decline of the economy have led others to seek more cost-effective alternatives, like this security guard robot. While the creativity and intricacy of such a device is impressive, a machine cannot take the place of the personal touch of a highly educated and trained security professional.