We recently announced our investment in Spot, a highly advanced quadroped robot developed by Boston Dynamics. We were delighted to unveil this technology to a captivated audience of security experts at our Counter-terrorism conference at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin in 2023.
Spot comes equipped with state-of-the-art features that are instrumental in performing vital security tasks. These advanced tools allow Spot to perform real-time inspections, mapping, and data gathering, even under the most challenging and hazardous conditions. This functionality can make Spot highly valuable to security teams, providing a new layer of safety and operational efficiency.
Walking on four legs, Spot is more stable, agile, and versatile than bipedal or wheeled robots. It can travel at up to 3.5 miles per hour, more than 15% faster than the average human walking pace. Importantly, the robot can be deployed in areas that may be difficult to access or hazardous for humans.
Spot can be equipped to gather a wide range of data, generate detailed 3D maps, and identify anomalies, including changes in temperature and sound. The data it collects can be used to enhance security operations in a number of ways, such as identifying patterns in activity and detecting potential hazards. Spot can also capture real time video footage of an area allowing security teams to monitor and respond to incidents.
Peter Smyth, Director of Innovation and Technology at Bidvest Noonan said “Spot represents an important step forward for the security industry. It is a highly innovative robot and it will be used to augment security teams and keep people safe in a variety of ways. One of its key attributes is the ability to customise it by integrating different equipment options through the base platform mounting rails. This versatility allows Spot to adapt for numerous business applications, including Security Patrols, Alarm Responses, repeatable data capture for asset maintenance, and performance management, among others. I firmly believe that ground-breaking technologies like Spot will have a profoundly positive impact on the security industry in the coming years, and I take great pride in Bidvest Noonan being among the first security companies to invest in Spot.”