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Knightscope

Fully Autonomous Security Robots

Knightscope

Fully Autonomous Security Robots

Mountain View, CA
Technology
Plug and Play
Knightscope builds Autonomous Security Robots in Silicon Valley (Made in the USA 🇺🇸) that are patrolling across the country 24/7/365 to secure the places you live, study, work, and visit. With over 28,000 investors and over $70 million raised since inception, including $10+ million in lifetime revenue, Knightscope is reimagining public safety at a time when the Nation needs it most.

$21,840,810

raised
$43,535,226
previously crowdfunded
13,104
Investors
$447M
Valuation
$10.00
Price per Share
$500.00
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$25M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$21,840,810

raised
$43,535,226
previously crowdfunded
13,104
Investors
$447M
Valuation
$10.00
Price per Share
$500.00
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$25M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on April 22, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.

Offering Circular | Selected Risks Related to this Offering | Knightscope's SEC EDGAR Page

For more information on Knightscope, Inc. download and review the Offering Circular. The Offering Circular should be reviewed before making an investment decision

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Reasons to invest


Commercialized

  • In Production - Knightscope's crime-fighting robots have been credited with reducing crime as reported by law enforcement agencies and clients

Huge Following

  • $70 Million+ Raised - with over 28,000 investors, Knightscope has built a community of investors committed to reimagining public safety in the United States

Experienced Management

  • Elite Entrepreneurial Executives - the founding team combines entrepreneurs from the world's top automotive, law enforcement, and technology companies


“Humans can only see so much — but robots can see much more”

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The Problem


Innovation in the security industry has been stagnant for decades

The traditional practices of the security industry have been unchanged for years — we all know the picture of the security guard asleep behind the wall of security camera feeds. Humans are one of the largest expenses and largest liabilities for companies - and our safety is not something to be taken lightly.


But what if they had “magic” at their fingertips instead, through our browser-based user interface, we call the KSOC (Knightscope Security Operations Center)?!



The “market for crime” is not going anywhere and is unlikely ever to collapse.  Our recurring revenue business model is set up to mimic the recurring societal problem of crime - we believe this sets us up for success long-term.  We are on a mission to make everything from government facilities to schools to cities safer places for you to work, study, play and visit with our ground-breaking technologies.


The Solution


Knightscope’s fully autonomous crime-fighting robots

Knightscope builds award-winning security robots to help cut down crime and make public spaces safer. ASRs are fitted with eye-level 360° cameras, thermal scanning, public address announcements, and a bevy of other features that work in tandem with humans to provide law enforcement officers and security guards unprecedented situational awareness.  The ASRs utilize a similar technology stack as an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) including LiDAR, Sonar, Wheel Encoders, and IMU as well as a complex set of algorithms.  Patrol 24/7/365 fully autonomous without human intervention.

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Unlike human security guards, our robots never need a break, are immune to diseases, the need to text, or to sleep. This is the solution the public needs - and it’s been proven to work. 

The Market


The security market is exploding due to increased demand for next-gen tech

The global security market is projected to expand at over 10% per year, and reach over $165B by 2025. As public safety becomes more top of mind, Knightscope believes it is uniquely situated at the cross-section of multiple key elements of the security market, like video analytics, which was valued at $1.6B in its own right.


Our Traction


Reimagining Public Safety—operating across 5 time zones... 24/7/365

Knightscope has been enthusiastically embraced in the security market, already closing deals with numerous hospitals, Fortune 1000 corporations, and law enforcement agencies. As of October 2020, we have also landed and deployed our first U.S. federal government contract. 


With over 1,000,000 operating hours under our belt, our robots have already proved their worth. Our robots assisted in the arrest of suspects involved in armed robberies, domestic violence, and hit and runs. We even helped prevent the breakout of a major fire, thanks to our embedded thermal scanning capability.

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What We Do


Knightscope robots are bringing the future to security

ASRs or Autonomous Security Robots are a unique combination of self-driving technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence.  Current offerings include the K1 Stationary, K3 Indoor, K5 Outdoor, and the future K7 Multi-Terrain.  All ASRs drive the KSOC user interface utilized by our clients.



Our machines are decked out with 360° sensors capturing numerous data points from its environment. This gives law enforcement professionals and security guards the magic of our Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) technology at their fingertips.


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KSOC User Interface

  • The Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) puts 90+ terabytes of data generated annually by an ASR into a human digestible format

  • Detections and alerts can be set for People, Facial Recognition, License Plates, Thermal Scans and Signal Detection


EYE LEVEL VIDEO

  • An ASR provides 360 degree eye-level high definition live streaming and recorded video

  • Suitable for daytime and nighttime usage


PEOPLE DETECTION

  • An ASR can detect a human presence and can be set to trigger an alert for the guard or officer

  • Typically used to detect trespassers after hours


LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION

  • The K5 Outdoor can read up to 2,500 license plates per minute

  • Can be utilized to establish a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) or for parking enforcement and monitoring


INTERCOM

  • A live two-way human-to-human audio call can be had between the person standing by the machine and the KSOC user

  • Calls may be initiated by pressing the button on the machine itself or on the KSOC user interface


AUTONOMOUS CHARGING

  • The ASRs typically patrol for 2.5 hours, re-charge for 20 minutes and are still operating while charging

  • A docking station is typically placed at ingress/egress locations for people or vehicles



The combination of all of these systems plus the commanding physical presence of our machines, presents something we like to call the Force Multiplying Physical Deterrence effect.  It's just like we’re putting a police car on the side of the road—your immediate reaction is to pump the brakes!

The Business Model


Machine-as-a-Service (MaaS)

Knightscope not only designs and builds our security robots, but we also deploy and offer continued 24/7 support that likens our technology offering  to a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model but with luxury automotive per unit economics


Our effective hourly price ranges from $4 to $11 per hour — which means we can recover our manufacturing costs within the first year and produce a recurring annual revenue stream thereafter. 


Over a target life of 5 years, we project a profit of up to $250,000 per robot.

How We Are Different


8 patents and valuable IP

We believe our 8 patents and framework of uniquely valuable Intellectual Property sets us apart, in addition to the fact that we are the only company of our kind operating at such a significant level of scale.

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Our browser-based user interface can be utilized anywhere for review of live data, audio and anomalies, giving security teams unprecedented levels of situational awareness and forensics.  Magic at their fingertips!

The Vision


We want to make the USA the safest country in the world

We believe that our product speaks for itself (literally). The more stories that come out of our robots cutting down on all sorts of crime, the more we believe our solution could really help change the world.

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From providing valuable evidence in courtrooms, to introducing unbelievable levels of deterrence into public spaces, everyone will be wondering why they weren’t already being protected by one of our robots.  


Think about it. Decades ago, we never had smoke detectors.  Now, no one would ever build a building (or be allowed to) today without having one.

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Our Team


Seasoned c-suite on a mission

  • Seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company

  • Founder and Chief Operating Officer of GreenLeaf, which became the world's 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ)

  • BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy

  • Former Dallas-area law enforcement officer and seasoned entrepreneur 

  • Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for commitment to advancing law enforcement technology 

  • Winner of GHC 17 Leadership ABIE Award for Women in Technology and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Woman of Influence Award 

  • Former Deloitte software engineering leader with 15+ years of experience in enterprise, artificial intelligence and machine learning 

  • 2+ decades of two & three- dimensional product & industrial design in modeling & VR

  • Senior designer at Ford Motor Company

  • Seasoned financial executive and strategic advisor for both private and publicly traded technology companies in Silicon Valley leveraging significant U.S. SEC experience 

  • Successful track record of mergers & acquisitions, corporate growth, challenging turnaround assignments and exit strategies including public listings 

Why Invest


Security needs an overhaul.  Now.

We believe that the future of security is in unbiased, hyper-vigilant artificial intelligence-driven technology—that provides our brave women and men in uniform the appropriate tools so we can better secure our country.


We don’t believe the Founders of our country ever expected us to build a society where going to work, to study, or to pray came with a risk of being shot or killed. Fortunately, we have the honor and duty to wake up every morning and work on a solution. 


Join us on our mission to make the United States of America the safest country in the world!


Autonomously,


       /s/


William Santana Li

Chairman and CEO

Knightscope, Inc.


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THE OFFERING CIRCULAR THAT IS PART OF THAT OFFERING STATEMENT CAN BE FOUND HERE.


THE OFFERING MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE COMPANY, ITS BUSINESS PLAN AND STRATEGY, AND ITS INDUSTRY.  THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON THE BELIEFS OF, ASSUMPTIONS MADE BY, AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT.  WHEN USED IN THE OFFERING MATERIALS, THE WORDS “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “BELIEVE,” “ANTICIPATE,” “INTEND,” “EXPECT” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS REFLECT MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.  INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY ARE MADE.  THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVISE OR UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER SUCH DATE OR TO REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.


Updates

"Last Update" and 3 Things For You!

4 months ago

"Last Update" and 3 Things For You!


This will be our last update on the StartEngine platform, so please read carefully!  On advice of legal counsel we will no longer be posting here nor replying to questions on this platform but have made other arrangements so we can stay in touch.  We know that for a lot of our investors, you appreciate the ability to ask questions, stay up to date, and be engaged.  And we now have a plan to do just that going forward! 


1. Knightscope Investors Page - we are in the process of updating www.knightscope.com/investors where we will continue to post Updates and also soon we will add a forum to the bottom of the page where you can post (appropriate) public comments and questions - and we will continue to be responsive to you! 


2. Letter For You - you can read "A Letter to Our Investors" there as well!  


3. The Knightscope Store - is now OPEN!  You can go to our website at www.knightscope.com and click the blue button on the lower left or just click here to shop!  Also, for being loyal fans, supporters and investors we've arranged for a special investor 10% discount code good through June 30, 2021. The code is INVEST10 and we'll be adding more and more items over time.  We hope you'll pick something up for yourself and a loved one - and help build the Knightscope brand nationwide.  Let's go! 


Thank you all again for your vote of confidence and support.  We've got a massive amount of work ahead for us but because of you, we now have the fuel to push forward.  Onward!  🚀 🤖 


P.S. Also, don't forget to sign-up for the Knightscope monthly newsletter at the bottom of www.knightscope.com.

Thank You! What's Next?!

5 months ago

Thank You!  What's Next?

We want to thank everyone from Main Street to Wall Street and everywhere in between that came out in support of Knightscope's efforts to make the United States of America the safest country in the world - at a time when our Nation needs it most.  With literally thousands and thousands joining the mission - it's obvious we've struck a chord and we are on to something big! 

So what do we do together moving forward now?  Here are 7 tips for you to ponder and think about while a few us on this end collapse, get some sleep and attempt to recover from a long campaign (i.e., we might be a little quiet for a couple of weeks but will be sure to keep you up to date moving forward)! 


1. Long-Term Hold - whatever happens, keep your shares in Knightscope for the long-term in your trusty hands - our mission is multi-decade in nature and we’ll need the ongoing support from our investors! 


2. Clients - send a prospective client anywhere in the U.S. to www.knightscope.com/demo to get a private demonstration of the technology


3. Recruits - know a stellar candidate?  Send ‘em over to www.knightscope.com/careers for them to apply online (which goes directly to the appropriate hiring manager) 


4. Investors - if you have a friend, family, neighbor, co-worker, or someone in your network that might be interested in Knightscope, make sure they keep an eye on us for the future! 


5. Brand - by popular demand we will be opening the Knightscope Store online on our website during May 2021!  Make sure to wear the goodies you pick up and help build the brand across the country.  Tag us on social media if you are out and about with it on! 


6. App - download the Knightscope Public Safety app from the Google or Apple stores and submit prospective locations that could use a Knightscope robot!


7. Social Media - follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of www.knightscope.com 


Thank you everyone for the continued support, for the existing investors investing again, and welcoming all our new investors.  Onward!


P.S. If you want to follow our CEO William Santana Li on LinkedIn, click here for his profile and be sure to write "KSCP" in the LinkedIn request and he'll be sure to accept!  You can also follow him on Twitter @WSantanaLi

Hours Left: Thank You From the Train Station!

5 months ago

Thank You From the Train Station! 

Hi Everyone, it's Bill.  Yes, the guy answering your questions almost 24/7, hosting town halls, sending a couple of emails here and there, forcing things to happen, and generally stirring up way too much trouble!

It's been a long six months - but we've made some great progress, welcomed thousands of awesome new investors, signed up numerous new clients, created dozens of new American jobs, put new crime fighting wins on the board, pulled in $10 million of new financing we announced earlier, and now we are over the $20 million mark for this offering.  😅 

Don't know about you but I'm absolutely exhausted and in need of some serious sleep. But before doing that I recorded a quick video here in Mountain View to just say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of you that made this all possible.

And for the thousands of followers that haven't yet invested, yes, the train is leaving the station. Don't get left behind!  🤖 🚀 

Click here to watch the video. 


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Last Day: Knightscope Now Offering Financial Services

5 months ago

Knightscope Now Offering Financial Services

The announcement below will be going out on the wire this morning and we couldn't be more excited!  As you'll recall as part of this $25 million financing that closes tonight at 11:59pm PDT, we had noted in the Use of Proceeds section of the Offering Circular approximately $9 million of the funds were to be set aside for funding new machines-in-network.  This announcement effectively secures up to $10 million of financing for those same machines.  Onward!  🤖 🚀 

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Knightscope Now Offering Financial Services 

Secures Up to $10 Million in Financing

Autonomous Security Robot Developer Partners with Dimension Funding, LLC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 21, 2021 – Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today that it has secured up to $10 million in financing for its operations.

Knightscope has partnered with Dimension Funding to enable clients to finance their Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) subscription agreements. The program has been established to provide Knightscope clients with subscription financing alternatives of up to $10 million in the first 12 to 24 months. 

Since 1978, Dimension Funding has built and maintained a solid track record and reputation as a trusted source for capital for U.S. and Canadian business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals to help grow their businesses. They specialize in working with equipment, software and technology vendors, providing innovative and flexible financing to their clients.  They fund, on average, $50 million per year in vendor financing.

Dimension Funding has created a corporate culture of stability and integrity that is rare in the industry. Dimension uses its years of expertise and knowledge to create financing programs that best fit their clients’ needs. More than 80 percent of their business comes from repeat clients or referrals. Most of its staff have been with the company for over 10 years and many for much longer. 

“We are excited to put this financing program in place to help our clients and allow us to accelerate our growth,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope.  “We believe this is an opportunity to greatly improve our overall operational cash flow.”

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DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.


1 Day Left: Knightscope Announces Robert A Mocny as Advisor

5 months ago

Knightscope Announces Robert A Mocny as Advisor

ASR Developer Adds 3rd Member of Federal Government Advisory Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 20, 2021 – Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today the addition of Robert Mocny to its federal government advisory board.  

Robert A Mocny is a Venture Partner in the Technology Group at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners. 

Mr. Mocny previously served as Deputy Director, Technology and Innovation at U.S. Federal Protective Service (FPS) within U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he was responsible for technology, acquisition, and IT policy related to its cyber-physical mission. 

Prior, he was Director of the US-VISIT Program and led development of DHS’ biometric identity program. Mr. Mocny was assigned to the DHS Office of Policy, where he performed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary and established the inaugural Five Country Ministerial for the Secretary of Homeland Security.  

He led the Information Sharing Policy Office within the Office of Policy and was responsible for developing policies governing how DHS enters into international information sharing agreements; establishing an international information sharing architecture; and negotiating agreements and arrangements with international partners.

Mr. Mocny served in senior positions within Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), including Director of the Entry/Exit Project, acting Assistant Commissioner for Inspections, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner. While at INS, he led an interagency project team that established the Secure Electronic Network for Traveler’s Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Program. 

Mr. Mocny is a graduate of the University of California. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a team Hammer Award from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for the SENTRI program and the Smithsonian’s Computer World award for the innovative use of information technology. 

“Bob has been thinking about robotics for numerous years during his tenure at the Federal Protective Service and we couldn’t be more excited to have him guide us through our growth curve,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. 

Another Self-Storage Contract!

5 months ago

Another Self-Storage Contract!  

Self-storage is a $40 billion market in the US with over 10% of all households renting one or more of the 49,000+ units available at an average cost of $1,069 per year.  Renters expect their stored goods to be protected and Knightscope is proud to be trusted with such a tremendous responsibility.  As previously seen with casinos, corporate campuses and healthcare, the announcement of our first storage facility in January 2021 helped to quickly secure our second sale in this vertical and we are optimistic that others will follow soon.

Don't Get Left Behind!

5 months ago

Don’t Get Left Behind!

Did you know that Knightscope has over 25,000 investors (over 10,000 have joined in just this offering) but has over 42,000 followers of the campaign?  If you are a follower, time to complete your investment now as the clock is ticking and you surely don’t want to miss being part of something special!  Tick, tock.  ⏰ 

With over $10 million in lifetime revenue, Knightscope is reimagining public safety at a time when the Nation needs it most – and you can be part of that very mission of helping make the United States of America become the safety country in the world. 🇺🇸 

Below is a recap of some of the highlights over the last 6 months reflected in the over 5 dozen updates we have provided our investors here on StartEngine.  


  • LOOKING AHEAD – we answered the question “Are You Going Public?” only a couple (of thousand) times and what we can legally say was posted in our first update and can also be found on our website here.  We are working on it as we have stated but will not be rushed or pressured into anything that is not in the long-term interests of the Company and our awesome shareholders. 
  • CFO – we hired a highly experienced CFO and she brought with her a stellar team that collectively have done 6 IPOs and 22 secondary offerings
  • RIDING THE WAVE – we signed a contract with our first water utility 
  • VA – we signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • NEVADA – we deployed at an apartment complex in Las Vegas
  • STORAGE – signed our first contract with a major self-storage facility 
  • ARIZONA – signed a contract with a college, a mall and commercial real estate 
  • CASINOS – signed multiple contracts and deployed at multiple gaming facilities 
  • AIRPORT – deployed at the Houston Airport
  • EBT – developed, sold and deploying Elevated Body Temperature capability
  • APP – designed, developed and released the Knightscope Public Safety App
  • GROCERY – signed our first contract with a grocery store
  • TEXAS – signed and deployed multiple contracts in commercial real estate, municipality, and rail
  • DISNEY+ - included Knightscope in the upcoming Loki original series from Marvel Studios
  • JOBS – created dozens of new American Jobs during the pandemic
  • TSA – awarded a cash prize by the U.S. Federal Government
  • GAMING – signed our first contract with a gaming developer
  • 4 DAYS – beat our 10-day record from demo to signed contract! 
  • OREGON – sold our first contract in Oregon in a retail environment
  • ADVISORS – begun to build out a distinguished Federal Government Advisory Board
  • KENTUCKY – sold another contract into Kentucky for a fulfillment center
  • EXPANSIONS – saw both mall and commercial real estate clients add more robots
  • NEW SERVICE – launched a new revenue-generating service of providing active monitoring
  • SIXPACK – sold a ½ dozen K1 stationary machines in one contract 


So, there you go!  Two dozen major moves and traction in a short 6 months during a worldwide pandemic. 😅 

We have proven technology that has been deployed across the country and has operated well in excess of 1 million hours for 4 winters and 5 summers.  And we have a recurring revenue business model for a recurring societal problem. 🤖 🚀 


You have until 11:59pm PDT on Wed 21 April 2021 to Join Us and Be a Force for Good.  

Train is leaving the station.  

Don’t get left behind! 


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

 

3 Days Left: ANOTHER Deployment?!

5 months ago

ANOTHER Deployment?!

Is anyone getting tired of hearing that Knightscope has deployed another robot at another Southern California casino?  WE’RE NOT!  This beautiful security robot received “white-glove” packaging and will be delivered to its new home this week.  It will be part of the initial guest experience as it patrols the grand lobby keeping everyone safe and happy as they prepare to hit the tables and slot machines.

One of the most important things for startups to do is "ship". We are literally doing that (with a fancy modular crate) changing the world one robot at a time. 

What? You thought we just downloaded the A.I. robots from the cloud?! ☁️ 🤖 🤓

4 Days Left: A SIXPACK of Sales!

5 months ago

A SIXPACK of Sales!

As of this past week, there are 16 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational use of cannabis, and 19 states that allow its use for medicinal purposes. Because the banking system does not yet fully support a business operating in this space, however, many cannabis retailers have large amounts of cash on hand.  

According to the Wharton School of Business Public Policy Initiative, “in the absence of being banked, one in every two cannabis dispensaries were robbed or burglarized – with the average thief walking away with anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 in a single theft.”  

One California cannabis cultivation distribution and retail organization signed a contract for SIX (6) K1s to be prominently featured at the main entrance of several of its facilities.  In addition to their roles in security, these K1s will be deployed equipped with Knightscope’s new Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) detection feature to support California’s commitment to curtailing the spread of COVID-19.

Town Hall SOLD OUT! But ...

5 months ago

Town Hall SOLD OUT!  But ...

Well, that was quick!  So all 3 sessions with the Knightscope CEO are sold out for Saturday!  But since that likely will make some folks cranky, we thought to share with you a recording of a session done last week.  You can watch it here.  Enjoy and thanks for the continued support - it means a lot to us! 

Watch Knightscope Town Hall 

5 Days Left: 25,000 Investors and Climbing!

5 months ago

25,000 Investors and Climbing! 

I don't think we've seen stage-diving robots just yet but at this rate we might!  We added over 1,000 investors in just a couple of days and we literally don't know what to say.  Except THANK YOU!  This will help us plan to add numerous new American jobs, sell more machines, build more machines, and get them out the door, deployed and supported 24/7.  

And don't forget to tell a friend - the offering closes at 11:59pm PDT on Wed 21 April 2021! 


You Are Invited: Knightscope CEO Town Hall

5 months ago

You Are Invited: Knightscope CEO Town Hall

As one of the 40,000+ followers of the Knightscope campaign on StartEngine, we would like to offer you a special invite to a new type of event — an Investor Town Hall with Knightscope!

This will be a small private event with only 35 spots open per session for you to ask questions directly to the CEO of Knightscope.

You will have the opportunity to have your video on and speak directly to CEO as if you were in the room with him.  He’ll be live streaming from Knightscope Headquarters in Silicon Valley.

There are multiple sessions for Knightscope’s town hall and are scheduled for Saturday, April 17th at 10am, 1pm or 4pm PDT. 

Read the rules and RSVP here - slots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.  See you on Saturday! 


6 Days Left: 24,000 versus $2 Trillion

5 months ago

24,000 versus $2 Trillion


THE COST OF CRIME: UNDERSTANDING THE FINANCIAL AND HUMAN IMPACT OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, DC.

The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:33 a.m., in room SD-226, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Arlen Specter, Chairman of the Committee, presiding.  Present: Senators Specter and Sessions.


That is how it begins and you can read it yourself here.  The U.S. Federal Government was briefed as follows with following key excerpt:


STATEMENT OF JENS LUDWIG, PROFESSOR, GEORGETOWN PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mr. Ludwig. Chairman Specter, Senator Sessions, thank you very much for inviting me to testify this morning. It is an honor to appear before this Committee to discuss what is known about the cost of crime to American society. I believe the costs of crime to America are plausibly on the order of $2 trillion per year. That is trillion with a T.  Around two-thirds of these costs are due to what are common called "street crimes,'' while the remaining one-third is due to white-collar or economic crimes. There are, unavoidably, some uncertainties associated with generating an estimate of this sort. The costs of crime in the United States could be somewhat higher or somewhat lower than my figure suggests, but I believe the $2 trillion is a defensible best estimate for what the costs of crime to American society might be each year.


We are now 24,000 investors strong fighting a battle that is a $2 trillion annual problem.  We are off to a good start with numerous crime-fighting wins, but we are going to need reinforcements now and in the years to come.  If you are able to, tell your neighbor, friends, family, and network about the important work Knightscope is doing - and have them join us and be a force for good!  Together, we can make a massive dent in the problem.

7 Days Left: Another Casino, Another Deployment!

5 months ago

Another Casino, Another Deployment! 

Another successful casino deployment!  Unfortunately, we have to remain a little coy about the details here for this deployment.  So the picture is of stand-in K1 Stationary machine at Knightscope Headquarters that volunteered for the shot to protect the identity of his kid brother somewhere in California. 

Many folks in the security world like to maintain a certain level of ambiguity regarding the details of their security program, and we at Knightscope completely respect that (and contractually obligated).  Casinos continue to be one of our fastest growing markets because we tick all the boxes: premium appearance, high-tech, guest friendly, and capable of addressing a real need - parking lot and parking structure protection.

We are happy to continue to perform on the contracts we have signed and more to come! 

Knightscope Announces Jim Williams as Advisor

5 months ago

Knightscope Announces James Williams as Advisor

ASR Developer Continues to Grow Federal Government Advisory Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 13, 2021 – Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today the addition of James Williams to its federal government advisory board.  

James Williams is a Venture Partner in the Technology Group at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners. 

Mr. Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Acting Administrator of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and was the first Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service at GSA.  Mr. Williams was also the first Director of US-VISIT at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the program that was successfully implemented at to track the entry of foreign visitors with biometrics after 9/11, initiated by Secretary Tom Ridge. 

Prior, he was head of Procurement for U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and was asked by Commissioner Charles Rossotti to lead Program Management for IRS's then-troubled Modernization Program. He served on the original 4-Person Procurement Team for Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Program and made the recommendation to better emphasize best value in federal procurement.

Mr. Williams has over 37 plus years of successful public and private sector experience, over 18 at the federal senior executive level, leading major program and acquisition organizations.  He serves as Co-Chair of the Partnership for Public Service’s Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council; ACT-IAC Industry Chair; TechAmerica Homeland Security Committee Chair; Strategic Advisor to the Government Services and Technology Coalition; and he serves on the VA’s Acquisition Academy Advisory Board.

He has received numerous awards, including: two Presidential Rank Awards; four FED100 Awards; Civilian Government Executive of the Year by Government Computer News; Service to America Finalist; Founder’s Award, National Business Travel Association; Professional Services Council’s Marc S. Ross Award; Admiral in the Texas Navy; Public Sector Partner of the Year, the Greater Washington Contractor Awards; Government Technology and Services Coalition’s 2014 Market Maven of the Year Award; and 2010 American Council for Technology John J. Franke Award. He has an MBA from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Jim has a deep sense of American history and the inner workings of the federal government. He is fluent in the needs and opportunities and has been a great source of guidance as we look to scale up our operations at the federal level,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. 


Are You SOC-LESS?

5 months ago

Are You SOC-LESS?

Knightscope is announcing a new revenue-generating monitoring and response capability!  Most of Knightscope's clients today have a fully staffed Security Operations Center (SOC) and that team utilizes our technology 24/7 to assist in securing the places your work, live, play and visit.  However, a number of prospective clients operate without a staffed SOC and may not have the resources to put one in place. 

Knightscope now offers an additional service for its Autonomous Security Robots backed by former military and law enforcement experienced professionals to provide active monitoring of alerts, audio deterrence through proactive use of our broadcast and intercom features, and escalation to 911 when required. And since law enforcement will know that the alerts have been vetted and that there is an active situation, they are better prepared to respond and are less likely to fall victim to complacency (90%+ of traditional alarms are false).  We are excited to be able to continue to improve our technology offering for our clients as we grow!  🤖 🚀 

Design Your Own Robot! And....

5 months ago

Design Your Own Robot!  And....

An upgrade to the Knightscope Public Safety App has been released!  Curious what a robot will look like dressed in your own brand?  Use the configurator at www.knightscope.com/app to design your own Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) graphics (and choose a background)!  

We will review the artwork to ensure that it is feasible and once approved, be sure to share it with all of your friends, colleagues and co-workers!  This feature will help our Client Development team as well as our Production team get robots out faster as sometimes this process can become a bottleneck.  Plus it is kinda fun.  Enjoy!

P.S. If you are one of the top 3 coolest designs published on social media (and tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram) then we'll send you a promo code for some free stuff on the upcoming Knightscope online store! 

23,000! Have You Told A Friend?

5 months ago

23,000! Have You Told A Friend?

Yes!  Knightscope is now backed by over 23,000 investors - and the question is "Have you told a friend?"  

Friends don't let friends not visit www.knightscope.com to learn more about the Future of Security before the closing of this offering on 4/21/21.   Join Us and Be a Force for Good! 

DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.



Expanding on Success!

5 months ago

Expanding on Success

The Mall at Stonecrest security team is expanding their service to include a Knightscope K3.  That’s right, there are now two Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) patrolling the shopping center to enhance guest experience and help keep everyone safe.  The K5 will continue to look over Summer shoppers both indoors and in the outdoor courtyard, while the K3 will focus on the lower lever of the interior.

New Sale! Kentucky Fulfillment Center Signs Deal for K5

5 months ago

New Sale! Kentucky Fulfillment Center Signs Deal for K5

Theft inside distribution centers is a widespread problem, mostly due to the difficulty of prevention. The magnitude of the scale of goods moving through the centers naturally invites thievery - when endless, countless items encircle every worker, the temptation to remove it from inventory for personal profit is high. Inbound Logistics estimates cargo and warehouse related thefts are in the $80-billion range often related to ineffective security safeguards. 

Historically, two methods have proven to somewhat discourage employee theft: a clandestine, embedded security professional, and an anonymous reporting option. The former is slow and depends on the diligence and persistence of the worker. The latter is subject to abuse by disgruntled workers providing false information.  Knightscope’s new 3rd Party Fulfillment Center client aims to use Autonomous Security Robots to curtail inventory theft quickly while maintaining an unassailable record of the legitimacy of any claims.

Being This Hot has Never Been So Cool!

5 months ago

Being This Hot has Never Been So Cool!

Together with Transcend Security Solutions - one of Arizona’s largest, premier contract security providers - Knightscope brings its K5 Autonomous Security Robot to Phoenix where it will be added to the security program of the very first shopping mall in the City - Park Central Mall.  The K5 will patrol the courtyard of the mall and much of the outer perimeter of the buildings that make up this mixed office and retail space.  The new Park Central prides itself on combining its rich, mid-century-modern history with a new focus on technology, innovation and design making this new addition to their security team feel right at home.

Knightscope Forms Distinguished Federal Government Advisory Board

5 months ago

Knightscope Forms Distinguished

Federal Government Advisory Board

Autonomous Security Robot Developer Announces Jan P. Lane as Advisor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 6, 2021 – Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today the formation of a federal government advisory board to guide the scaling up of the Company. 

Jan P. Lane is Chair of the Public Sector practice at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners.  

She is a senior executive, advisor, and board member with 40 years of federal government leadership, across agencies including Congress and the White House, with expertise in program innovation, project planning, research and development, human capital, policy, public-private partnerships, and management.

Ms. Lane served in the Senior Executive Service (SES) at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as Chief, Office of Security and Chief Security Officer - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, where she built and led management programs to protect and safeguard citizens, personnel, facilities, information, and assets for 20,000 employees and 250+ facilities world-wide.

She served as the National Incident Command’s Integrated Services Team Lead for Deepwater Horizon spill - as the federal liaison to BP, The Feinberg Group, the White House, Congress, DOJ, and all federal, state, and local government agencies coordinating the delivery of public services and assistance for individuals, families, and businesses impacted.

Ms. Lane was the Director, USCG National Pollution Funds Center at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - administering the liability and compensation provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90), including management of the multi-billion-dollar Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF), and the Coast Guard’s use of Stafford Act and CERCLA funding, where she led claims, cost recovery, and interagency funding efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina and thousands of other natural disasters and hazardous material spills.

Prior, she was the Director - Program Development, Office of Emergency Planning and Operations at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she led DOE emergency management programs, interagency and international efforts to facilitate world-wide oil spill R&D collaboration, and represented DOE on the National Response Team.

Ms. Lane started her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she served as Chief of Management - Office of Toxic Substances, responsible for management functions including, planning, budgeting, staffing, financial management, contracts and grants administration.

After a distinguished public sector career, Ms. Lane served as a Director for Deloitte Consulting LLP, as a member of the National Security Sector Leadership Team, focused on national and homeland security programs at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and led Deloitte’s Integrated Resilience and Disaster Management Team.

Ms. Lane serves as a member of the Advisory Board at RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation.  She holds a BS in Finance and a BS in Management from Virginia Tech, and a MBA from The George Washington University.  Ms. Lane has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award for Exceptional Senior Executive Service and Leadership.

“Knightscope is honored to announce that Jan, a distinguished leader with a career of public service, will be the first member to join our advisory board. We’ve had the pleasure of working together recently and are very excited about the opportunities to help better secure our country by engaging further with the U.S. Federal Government,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. 

Knightscope CEO: Ask Me Anything Part 2!

6 months ago


Ask Me Anything Part 2!  08 April 2021

Back by popular demand, we've got the Knightscope CEO on the hot seat for a full 90 minutes (again) answering your questions on anything autonomous, robotics and artificial intelligence plus security robots and public safety apps!

We had about 1,000 people sign up for the last session so we are glad to see the interest in Knightscope!

Format will be fast paced with no more than 60 seconds per answer - especially since we didn't get through hundreds of questions from the prior session! 

Date: Thu 08 Apr 2021

Time: 1pm PST / 4pm EST 

RSVP here and see you soon! 

Another Deployment in Texas!

6 months ago

Another Deployment in Texas!

Everything is bigger and better in Texas, including the robot adoption rate.  We’ve successfully deployed a K5 security robot for Texas Medical Technology in Houston.  Knightscope will be securing Houston’s next live-work-play district, a 14-acre tech/life-science development called BayouTech Hub located near Texas Medical Center’s Tech Transfer Cluster and NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans.

Yup! 22,000!

6 months ago

Yup!  22,000! 

Never thought robots could blush!  Thank you everyone for the outpouring of support - we are now officially well over 22,000 investors and climbing.  Reminder that our offering closes on 4/21/21 and is on a first come, first serve basis so waiting until the last minute may not be a good idea.  Join Us and Be a Force for Good!  🤖 🚀 

New Contract in New State for Outdoor Shopping Center!

6 months ago

New Contract in New State for Outdoor Shopping Center!

At the onset of the pandemic, it was unclear what fate lied ahead for shopping malls and retail outlets across the country. Mall developer moguls like Simon and Macerich suffered losses from roughly half of rent payments due not being paid. But with coronavirus vaccines rolling out across the U.S., retail experts are predicting that top-tier shopping centers are likely to bounce back this year.

To best position itself for success in 2021, an Oregon shopping center signed an agreement with Knightscope for one K5 ASR to patrol its property.  The main use case is deterring “vagrant encroachment” in order to improve the visitor experience and overall safety.  The owner is very excited to deploy our solutions and is thrilled to be the first Knightscope client in the state of Oregon.

Fastest New Contract Yet!

6 months ago

Four (4) Days from Demo to Close – Fastest Contract Yet

Our Client Development team enjoys a little friendly competition over bragging rights for various achievements – in this case, the shortest time to sign a new contract – but it is really a function of having a clearly defined client need that creates a sense of urgency that propels the process forward so quickly.

For one gated community in Las Vegas, NV, the need to reduce crime and find a better solution than a typical patrolling guard to protect its residents was paramount.  In the 1970s there were approximately 2,000 gated communities nationwide.  In the early 2000s, there were over 50,000 gated properties with more being built every year. A gated community in and of itself reduces crime, but criminals still find ways to blend in among a community of strangers. The Knightscope K5 will help to deter such predators and help identify those that choose to ignore its vast capabilities.

And the 10 day prior record is now broken clearing way for the 4 day record.  Wow! 😅 

New Contract! Game Time!

6 months ago

New Contract! Knightscope to Protect Game Developer

No.. a K5 does not play video games, but we’re happy to announce that a K5 will soon be protecting one of the well-known creators of them. A video game publisher with multiple locations in California signed an agreement to have an Autonomous Security Robot patrol one of its facilities to assist in providing a safer environment for its employees and visitors. If the technology works for their use case, it is anticipated that they will duplicate the program at another facility.  Game on!

21,000+ Investors and One Speaks!

6 months ago

21,000+ Investors and One Speaks!

It is indeed a great honor to announce that in a short amount of time we've added another 1,000+ investors backing our efforts to better secure the USA!  We are also honored to share a quote from one of our investors we thought you would find interesting:

Knightscope’s Autonomous Data Machines are as much a force multiplier and critical resource as any of the cutting edge SWAT equipment that I acquired and deployed as a Police Captain and SWAT Commander, over 30 years of service. This is why I strongly believe in Knightscope and the companies mission to “make the United States of America the safest country on the planet”.

- Capt. Dave Nicholson 

Ontario, California Police Dept (ret)

DISCLAIMER: This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success

New Client Alert - Another SoCal Casino!

6 months ago

New Client Alert - Another SoCal Casino!

After visiting one of our existing casino clients, a fellow SoCal casino and resort security director placed his order for THREE Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs).  These ASRs will be providing both perimeter protection in the parking areas and interior protection in areas adjacent to the gaming floors.  This is an excellent representation of the positive referrals and word-of-mouth marketing that continues to help grow our client base.

Another New Deployment Completed!

6 months ago

Another New Deployment Completed!

New deployment in Santa Ynez, California!  Knightscope’s K5 will join Chumash Casino’s security team to assist in protecting its 115,000 square foot casino, which is part of a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel with 320 rooms and 58 suites.  The watchful K5 will patrol the 5-story resort parking structure to help keep visitors, staff and their vehicles safe.  Onward! 

New Campaign Video!

6 months ago


New Campaign Video 

The Management Team here at Knightscope wanted to just say hello - and thank everyone for the continued interest, support and ongoing investments from existing investors as well as new investors that have signed on to the mission!

As we look forward to wrapping this up hopefully soon, we also wanted to share the new campaign video with you:


CLICK TO WATCH NEW VIDEO


P.S. REMINDER the campaign is targeted to end on or before 4/21/21 so if you wish to participate in this financing please be sure to make your investment well in advance of that date. 


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Another Crime Fighting Win!

6 months ago

Photo: Security robot "Westy" patrols Liberty Village Apartments in Las Vegas Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  The fully autonomous security robot was launched by the Westland Real Estate Group. (K.M. Cannon / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto

Another Crime Fighting Win! 

As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Knightscope has garnered yet another crime-fighting win to add to it long list of successes (see www.knightscope.com/crime for others).  According to the article:


The complex used to routinely rank among the top three northeast Las Vegas apartment complexes for 911 calls, “but now they say we’re not even in the top 10,” Batiz said. “It has deterred a lot of crime and vandalism.”

Officer Aden OcampoGomez of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Liberty Village was in the top three for 911 calls for apartment complexes in the northeast part of the valley, but has fallen out of the top 10.

The robot’s success could be duplicated in other Las Vegas complexes owned by California-based Westland Apartments, Batiz said.


Knightscope looks forward to continuing to make a positive impact on society through technology! 

U.S. Federal Government Recognizes Knightscope

6 months ago

U.S. Federal Government Recognizes Knightscope 

WE WON!  That feeling when you've worked for years to help build something new and 'impossible' for our country - and then to have the same U.S. Federal Government recognize our efforts!  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the winners of the "Power of Passengers Challenge".  Knightscope won 2nd place plus $20,000 in cash! 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), wants to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its security efforts, as well as improve passenger security screening experience by leveraging innovative approaches and technologies. Of particular interest to the agency are approaches that provide insight into situational and/or operational awareness, security screenings, passenger arrivals, international arrival transfers, and COVID-19 recovery.  The TSA employs over 50,000 transportation security officers.

Knightscope's Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) are patrolling across country 24/7/365 and we could not be more honored to have our efforts recognized by the Transportation Security Administration. It is another step forward on our mission to helping make the United States of America become the safest country in the world.  Onward! 




Announcing Closing Date

6 months ago

Announcing Closing Date: 4/21/21

Below you will find our recent regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) establishing our target closing date of April 21, 2021 for our current Regulation A+ offering.  Over 20,000 people have invested in Knightscope thus far and we are looking forward to a good portion of the over 30,000 followers of this campaign to also Join Us and Be a Force for Good.  Thank you everyone!  - Bill 


Supplement filed pursuant to Rule 253(g)(2)

File No. 024-11238

 

SUPPLEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 19, 2021

TO OFFERING CIRCULAR DATED OCTOBER 21, 2020

KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.

This document supplements, and should be read in conjunction with, the Offering Circular (the “Offering Circular”) dated October 21, 2020 of Knightscope, Inc. (the “Company”). Unless otherwise defined in this supplement, capitalized terms used in this supplement shall have the same meanings as set forth in the Offering Circular.

The Offering Circular dated October 21, 2020 is available HERE .

The purpose of this supplement is to

  • Announce the Company’s intention to terminate the offering described in the Offering Circular on April 21, 2021, as qualified by reference to the description of the Company’s intentions below.

Offering Termination Date

The Company intends to terminate the offering for its Series S Preferred Stock described in the Offering Circular. No further subscriptions will be accepted for the current offering after April 21, 2021 (the “Termination Date”). Subscriptions in the offering will be accepted up to that date and processed as promptly as possible. None of the terms of the offering have been changed. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.




Knightscope is flourishing in the desert sun!

6 months ago

Knightscope is flourishing in the desert sun! 

Another sale!  Knightscope is flourishing in the desert sun!  A downtown Phoenix commercial high-rise will be deploying an Autonomous Security Robot, growing our presence in Greater Phoenix. We’re thrilled to see property owners and managers continuing to integrate advanced security technologies to create safe environments for their tenants and visitors.  

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council wrote, "As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology. Companies here are committed to changing the game and the region’s ecosystem enables success. To us, connectivity is about our region’s legacy businesses joining forces with emerging disruptors.” From self-driving cars to fully autonomous robots, Phoenix is hot for disruptors!

Growth: New American Jobs

7 months ago

Growth: New American Jobs

If you are looking for a tangible impact of your investment in Knightscope, you can quickly look no further than our growth in recruiting! With your (instrumental) help, we have created 2 dozen new American jobs over the last 6 months.  This has ranged from production technicians and service support specialists, to engineers focused on deployments, machine learning, robotics, and operations as well as numerous client development folks driving sales plus an entire finance/accounting staff with significant experience in both publicly-traded and private companies!  All of this - during a worldwide pandemic and extreme unemployment levels.  And all thanks to you!

P.S. There are always more open positions at www.knightscope.com/careers if you know someone totally awesome (just have them apply online so it goes to the correct hiring manager directly). 


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.


How Big Could Knightscope Get?

7 months ago

How Big Could Knightscope Get?

That is for you to decide!  We are often asked this question by investors and we thought it would be helpful to take a portion of the market and size it for informational purposes.  The graph above shows the top 6 major verticals for the guarding business today which can help quantify the landscape.  And that of course leads to more questions like:

  • How big could a recurring revenue business model for a recurring societal problem grow to be over time?  
  • If Amazon has 200,000 robots already in service in their own facilities today - what does the future hold for robotics over the next 10 years?  
  • If on average Knightscope would be able to generate $75,000 of revenue per machine per annum on their Machine-as-a-Service business model and there are over 1 million guards just in the U.S. today - how should we think about the overall sizing of the opportunity in terms of top line revenue?

Knightscope has deployed its Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) in each of the 6 vertical reflected in the graph already multiple times across the country - and we are continuing to sign new contracts even during a pandemic.  

Our current offering closes on or before April 21, 2021.  The opportunity to secure the future is today. 

Join Us and Be a Force for Good!


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

We are Live in Las Vegas!

7 months ago

We are Live in Las Vegas!

Our first deployment in Las Vegas is officially certified!  Working through all the necessary precautions needed during a pandemic to make it happen - our team will do whatever it takes to win! 

Knightscope CEO: Ask Me Anything!

7 months ago

Ask Me Anything!  04 March 2021

We've got the Knightscope CEO on the hot seat for a full 90 minutes answering your questions on anything autonomous, robotics and artificial intelligence plus security robots and public safety apps!

Format will be fast paced with no more than 60 seconds per answer.

Date: Thu 04 Mar 2021

Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST 

RSVP here and see you soon! 

Robots Don't Get Thirsty?

7 months ago

Robots Don't Get Thirsty?

It may have been a gloomy day when I arrived, but the sun is now shining down on this California Water District deployment.  I could use a hit of some high quality H2O now!  Whut?  Robots don't get thirsty? 🤖 

You Read That Right: 20,000 Investors!

7 months ago

You Read That Right: 20,000 Investors! 

Back in 2013 our story to change the world fell on deaf ears.  "No", "no", and "no" is all we heard.  

"Too Hard", "Too Complicated", "Physical Security is Not an Investment Thesis" and my favorite from a famous investment firm "Hardware and Software?  Too Difficult.  You Should Pick One."  🙄

So after the months and months and months of "No" plus to make it sweeter: no paychecks, no office, no technology, no clients, no investors - we decided to quit.  WRONG!

Since when in our country do we take the least difficult path and just give up because something is "too hard"?  Or because someone is some ivory tower tells you 'no'?  If you know deep, deep down to your bones that you are right and you can make a big positive impact on society - it is your duty to your country to push forward no matter the amount of roadblocks, naysayers, rocks, snowballs, and banana peels on the ground.  

We are on our 46th President and the country is over 200 years old - and no single Administration, major corporation, political leader, or citizen has been able to fix the massive $1+ trillion negative economic impact of crime on our society to this day.  It is a hidden tax we ALL pay in blood, tears and treasure.  And somehow we expect the 2+ million law enforcement and security professionals to do their jobs 24/7 with effectively the equivalent of #2 pencil and a notepad.  Not acceptable - and we, together with you, are going to fix it.  No matter what it takes or how long it will take.  #relentless 

Now, there are 20,000 of us.  Chief Security Officers of major corporations, law enforcement officers, security professionals, judges, lawyers, bankers, recruiters, bus drivers, executives, marketers, celebrities, CEOs, students - people from all walks of life joining together to secure our future.  Nothing more American than working together for something bigger than ourselves!  Onward! 

Is That What I Think It Is?

7 months ago

Exclusive Clip | Loki | Disney+

Loki, an Original Series from Marvel Studios, is coming May 2021 to Disney+.

Wait. What is THAT in the upper right?  Click here to watch the entire trailer and focus on 01:50 - don't blink 'cuz its quick! 

And Another Client But Be Very, Very Quiet! Shhhh!

7 months ago

And Another Client But Be Very, Very Quiet!  Shhhh!

Knightscope received a purchase order from a privately held American aerospace and national security contractor for an undisclosed mission at an undisclosed location.  We are pretty excited but probably shouldn’t disclose that either!  🤖  🤐  🚀

How Are Security Robots Used by Security Professionals?

7 months ago

How Are Security Robots Used by Security Professionals?

People often ask how security professionals and law enforcement officers utilize Knightscope's Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) as well as the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) user interface.  We thought to share this informative blog that can help someone new to Knightscope learn about how we put 'superhuman' capabilities at their fingertips!

Click here to read: INTEGRATING ROBOTS INTO POST ORDERS

19,000?!

8 months ago

19,000 Investors!

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on having closed over 18,000 investors since inception of Knightscope - and here we are just a short period later excited to tell you we just crossed the 19,000 mark!  To look back to early 2013 when we couldn't get a single person to believe in us, we are beyond humbled on how far we have been able to get and how much we've achieved - because of your kind and gracious support!  Onward! 


"Not What I Meant When I Asked For More Storage!" - K5

8 months ago

"Not What I Meant When I Asked For More Storage!" - K5

A basic responsibility of operating a successful self-storage facility is ensuring that it is crime-free and safe for staff and tenants.  Renters at one such location in Santa Ana, CA, have additional reassurance now that a Knightscope K5 ASR is deployed and on 24/7 patrol....autonomously!  

This is an entrance into a new vertical for Knightscope and we are hopeful that it will lead to new opportunities in the future. 

Knightscope signs its 5th casino contract

8 months ago

Casinos, casinos, casinos! 

Knightscope signs its 5th casino contract – this one in Reno, Nevada. 

Gov. Steve Sisolak rolled back occupancy limits in casinos, restaurants and bars to 25% from 50% in November, 2020 (see here). With public health and safety being a top, if not the number one, concern around the country, it’s no surprise that gaming and resort leaders are looking to technology to help secure their facilities. 

Technologies like Knightscope’s Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) are immune to disease and are able to work around the clock to enhance protection where people are likely to gather. And like our previous new Las Vegas casino announcement in December, the Reno ASR will be encouraging the recommended distancing and sanitizing procedures in addition to providing security teams with enhanced criminal deterrence and situational awareness.

P.S. Are those robots coming out of the slot machine?! 😀 

And Another Texas Contract!

8 months ago

And Another Texas Contract!

Knightscope received a new agreement with a prominent medical supply company that has been serving the greater Houston area for over 20 years.

Medical supplies have long been a target of thieves due to their typically high cost and subsequent value on the black market. In 2019, 3 individuals stole nearly a half million dollars worth of medical tools from a hospital in Pennsylvania concealed in back packs. The hospital did not learn of the crime until 2 days later (see here).

A Chicago hospital caught one of their physicians who stole nearly $200,000 worth of equipment, including an ultrasound machine, ultrasound probes, a video printer, infusion and compression pumps, an automated external defibrillator, a suction machine, and a bladder scanner (see here). 

At a time when the world is in the midst of a pandemic, it is critical that crucial medical supplies are protected. Knightscope’s K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) will provide exterior patrol for one of its new client’s manufacturing facilities in an effort to elevate its security profile.

Knightscope Wins Grocery Contract!

8 months ago

Knightscope Wins Grocery Contract!

Knightscope signs contract to deploy in national grocery chain. According to a statement issued by the California Grocers Association, shoplifting and organized retail crime have been on the rise, amounting to significant losses and threatening the safety of employees and customers. This led to new legislation with contributors like Albertsons and Kroger requesting a stronger stance on retail crime. Knightscope is excited and optimistic about helping to reduce such a burden for one of these retailers. This will be Knightscope’s first deployment at a major grocery store and, if history repeats itself, it suspects that other similar retailers will be looking at the results for possible inclusion in their future security programs.

18,000 and All Choked Up!

8 months ago

18,000 Investors!

Sometimes a Secret Santa can get you all choked up. One of my teammates at Knightscope gave me this gift with the message "Hope this painting brings you as much joy as working for Knightscope has brought me".  Speechless. 

What also has us speechless is the fact that we now have over 18,000 investors in Knightscope!  I hope you all understand how grateful we are for your kind, gracious and unwavering support - through both the good times and the tough times on the rollercoaster of a ride that is a startup. 

We are all very excited for 2021 as we continue to grow the Company (carefully) and wishing you all a safe and rewarding year! 

Autonomously, 

        /s/

William Santana Li, Knightscope CEO


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.



Knightscope Client Adds 3rd Robot!

8 months ago

Knightscope Client Adds 3rd Robot!

With smart planning, collaboration, and the proper integration of advanced security technologies, commercial property owners, managers, and developers can create safe environments for our communities.  One such developer just expanded its program for the second time adding a third Knightscope Security Robot (ASR) to its program in Houston, Texas.

Knightscope Signs Another Contract in Arizona

9 months ago

Knightscope Signs Another Contract in Arizona

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) costs the retail industry approximately $30 billion each year (Source: NRF), and preparation is a key factor in prevention. A shopping center in Phoenix, AZ has elected to take the proactive approach of hiring Knightscope’s K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) to help protect its property, tenants and patrons.

Knightscope Announces Public Safety App

9 months ago

Knightscope Public Safety App

If you had a way to help make America the safest country on the planet right from your mobile device, you'd do it, right?  Now you can help!  Knightscope is proud to announce the availability of the Knightscope Public Safety App in both the App Store and Google Play.

Anyone can download the app and take a video of a place where they think an Autonomous Security Robot will contribute to public safety.  Record your video, enter some basic information about the location and submit. We'll take it from there.  Head on over to Apple or Google now to download the app.  Onward and upward, together! 


Knightscope: Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) Detection Available!

9 months ago


Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) Detection Available!

In an effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, Knightscope developed a way for its clients to measure body temperatures of employees and visitors entering a facility.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a person with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater has a "fever," a symptom of COVID-19.  Knightscope's K1 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) now have an optional EBT feature that monitors building entry points to identify high-risk individuals and further ensure safety in public spaces.  

Know a facility that could use a K1 with EBT?  Send them over to www.knightscopedemo.com for a private demo! 

Knightscope Deploys at Airport

9 months ago

Knightscope Deploys at Houston Airport

A pair of Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robots are now patrolling 24/7 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport!  In addition to its safety role, the robot is planned to interact with travelers and assist them with vehicle issues such as dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts through its two-way Intercom call capability.  

Houston Airports is always looking for ways to improve the customer experience. Parking customers may need help, and they want to provide a useful tool for them when they need it most - while simultaneously enhancing their overall security program. 



Thank You!

9 months ago


THANK YOU!

We just wanted to take a moment and pause from all the 'managed chaos' of building a startup to say THANK YOU!  We recently added over 1,000 new investors and now have the support of over 17,000 investors from around the world.  It's been a challenging year for everyone and we are eternally grateful for your kind and gracious support during this more than volatile time.  We continue to believe that autonomous technology, robotics and A.I. are going to make a major positive impact on society in the coming years and decades.  We are just at the beginning of that change (similar, in our opinion, to the 1970s in the personal computer industry).  We are proud that so many of you have joined us on our mission!  Onward and upward! 


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment

Knightscope Wins Another Contract!

10 months ago

Knightscope Wins Big with 4th Casino Contract!

COVID dealt an incredible blow to the hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries in 2020.  And although Las Vegas reopened with "a new Vegas for the new reality" in June, more than 100 casinos across the country remain closed.  The pandemic left many casino leaders scrambling to completely revise safety and security plans in an effort to accommodate large gatherings of people without compromising health and well being.

Another southern California casino signed an agreement with Knightscope to add a K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) to its staff in an effort to expand its security program and welcome visitors back to a safe environment for entertaining.  In addition to its daily security responsibilities, the K5 ASR will be delivering public safety announcements reminding patrons to wear a mask, socially distance themselves and to sanitize frequently in accordance with State laws and local ordinances.

Join Knightscope CEO for a Fireside Chat

10 months ago

Join Knightscope CEO for a Fireside Chat on Dec. 9

IPO Edge, in partnership with The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association, a Florida trade association for financial professionals and ultra high net worth investors, will host a fireside chat Wednesday, December 9 at 2pm EST with Knightscope – "Security Robots of the Future".  The event will last approximately one hour with time set aside for public audience Q&A.

WHEN:  Wed 09 Dec 2020 at 2PM EST / 11am PST

RSVP: Click here to RSVP

DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Knightscope Holds 8 Patents

10 months ago

Knightscope Awarded 8 Patents

The Company holds 8 patents covering its ADMs (“Autonomous Data Machines and Systems” U.S. Patent Nos. 9,329,597, 9,910,436, 10,279,488 and 10,579,060), the security data analysis and display features of the KSOC (U.S. Patent No. 9,792,434 and 10,514,837) and its parking monitor feature (U.S. Patent No. 9,773,413 and 10,311,731). We have also filed one provisional patent, covering the ADMs’ behavioral autonomous technology.

As we gain more and more experience (now having operated over 1 million hours in the field), we expect additional innovations to be streaming out of our headquarters in Silicon Valley in the coming months and years. 


LD Micro Interviews Knightscope CEO

10 months ago

LD Micro Interviews Knightscope CEO

In this frank discussion, Chris Lahiji, the President of LD Micro (a portal providing exclusive intraday information on the micro-cap sector) interviews Knightscope CEO William Santana Li, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about how Knightscope is starting to make progress in tackling one of society's biggest problems. 

Watch the interview here!  Enjoy! 

Knightscope Signs Contract in Arizona

10 months ago

Arizona College Signs Agreement for Knightscope K5

A southern Arizona college will soon be deploying a Knightscope K5 security robot to patrol its campus to help keep its students and faculty safer.  Going to college can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life.  Unfortunately, more than 28,000 physical crimes against people and property crimes were reported on postsecondary educational campuses in 2017 and in the current state of pandemic, going back to school this Fall was different than it had ever been.  And while safety is a priority for all colleges, masks introduce an element of anonymity that did not previously exist.

Having an Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) patrolling the campus will help provide public safety officials with a significantly sized physical deterrent with 360-degree high definition, eye-level video to help capture nefarious behavior with an ability to capture additional distinguishing characteristics to be used as evidence.  It is Knightscope’s hope that these additional protections will further safeguard the campus and lead to an overall feeling of safety and security by the students, staff and visitors. 🧑‍🎓 👨‍🎓 🤖 

Knightscope Wins Another Casino Contract!

10 months ago


Another Casino!

In spite of the pandemic, casinos are working hard to get back to business... and they are getting creative.  One casino was reported to have moved gambling outdoors to get away from the confines of indoor space that inhibits social distancing and adequate exchange of ventilation.  But they still have a duty to protect those that choose to visit their establishments.

Following in the footsteps and successes of Pechanga Resort and Casino, another California casino at an undisclosed location signed an agreement to deploy a K1 Security Robot to expand the coverage and capabilities of their phenomenal security program.  Keep your eyes peeled and ears peeled when gambling on the West Coast - you may just be greeted by a beloved and vigilant K1.  And please be safe out there 🤖 😷 

Knightscope Signs Authorized Partner

10 months ago


Sodexo Signed as Knightscope Authorized Partner

Knightscope announces that it has finalized and agreement with global food services and facilities management company Sodexo (NYSE Euronext Paris FR 0000121220-OTC: SDXAY).  Founded in 1966, Sodexo now has over 470,000 employees and operates in 67 countries with approximately 45% of its $25.9B in revenue coming from its over, 13,500 North American Client sites as of 2019.

Sodexo’s broad range of services include, but are not limited to, construction/technical/operational efficiency, building automation, remote monitoring, fire and life safety, and vending serving many industries: Defense, Energy & Resources, Government, Healthcare, Schools, Seniors, Sports & Leisure, and Universities. Sodexo sought out a relationship with Knightscope to further strengthen its position as a well-rounded service provider, and will offer Knightscope’s full range of Autonomous Security Robots to its U.S. clientele effective immediately.

Self-Driving at Self-Storage?!

10 months ago

Knightscope’s Signs First Storage Facility!

Knightscope has a signed agreement to utilize its Autonomous Security Robots at a storage facility in southern California. The self-storage industry has been one of the fastest growing segments of the commercial real estate market for the past 36 years, taking in approximately $39 billion in annual revenue according to SpareFoot.com. Storage units are particularly susceptible to theft, vandalization and weather-related damage. While we cannot control Mother Nature, we certainly have proven value at reducing crime.

Today there are approximately 52,000 self-storage facilities representing 1.709 billion square feet of rentable space. Needless to say, this market offers tremendous growth potential for Knightscope... especially if it follows the trend of other industries that have adopted our technologies. It typically takes one client in any given vertical to spark other clients to stand up and take notice.

First Contract in Nevada!

10 months ago


Las Vegas Here We Come! 

Westland Real Estate Group signed an agreement to deploy a K5 Autonomous Security Robot at an apartment complex in Las Vegas, NV. Westland, headquartered in Long Beach, CA, was founded in 1977 and currently owns and operates 65 Multi-Family Communities across California and Nevada, representing over 12,000 residential units. In addition to its residential portfolio, Westland also owns retail and industrial spaces.

The initial deployment location is in an area where higher crime rates have been reported, and the client intends to use the K5 working closely with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in an effort to deter/curb nefarious behavior to protect its residents and ultimately achieve results similar to those seen in Huntington Park, CA (see crime stats here).  🤖🎲 

Knightscope Deploys at its first U.S. Federal Government Client

11 months ago

Knightscope Deploys at U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

First step was the land our first U.S. Federal Government contract.  Second step, was to actually deploy the technology!  Now we get to learn intimately about our client's needs and have been working very hard to meet them.  

Third step is to start daydreaming about the entire VA network of facilities.  Then what about the Social Security Administration, the federal courts, the numerous data centers, postal service, the FEMA warehouses, the national monuments, military bases, the national parks, NASA....and the list goes on and on.  We hope we have the honor to continue to develop our relationships with numerous federal authorities in the coming years. 

But most importantly, we greatly appreciate our veterans and are very proud to support, in our own small robotic way, the women and men who have bravely fought for our country as they visit the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veteran’s Hospital.  You have our sincere and undying gratitude for your service to this amazing country of ours.  

Know that our Autonomous Security Robots are delivering a tall and proud Texas salute to each and every one of you visiting the Hospital and wishing you the best of health. 🇺🇸



Riding the Wave!

11 months ago

Riding the Wave! 

Knightscope received a purchase order from a California Water District to help protect the supply of clean/safe water to consumers. Typically anywhere outdoors or indoors you might see a security guard or officer is a potential opportunity for our advanced physical security technologies.  If you know a perfect location in the U.S., please be sure to send the decision maker to sign up for a free demo at www.knightscope.com/demo - a Knightscope client development executive will begin to understand the prospective client's wants/needs and will showcase how our Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) could potentially help!

Knightscope Hires CFO

11 months ago

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 26, 2020 – Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today that Mallorie Burak has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Burak is an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of expertise across a broad spectrum of industries ranging from early stage start-ups to multi-national public corporations.  Over the span of her career, she has negotiated and managed over $500 million of successful financing and M&A deals and has spent the last 13 years focused on turnarounds and special situations for both public and venture backed companies.  

Prior to joining Knightscope, Ms. Burak served as CFO at ThinFilm Electronics ASA from 2019 to 2020, an innovative solid-state lithium battery start-up, and Alta Devices, Inc., a GaAs thin-film solar technology start-up, where she secured over $13 million and $56 million in funding, respectively.  Prior to Alta Devices, she served as CFO at FriendFinder Networks, Rainmaker Systems, FoodLink, and Southwall Technologies.  

Ms. Burak has a proven track record of creating a high-performance culture with a strong focus on operational excellence and maximizing shareholder value, as evidenced by the successful acquisition of Southwall Technologies after having repositioned, restructured, and grown the company.  She has significant experience working with a variety of financing sources, both public and private, and has led and managed numerous M&A related activities.  She holds a BSBA and MBA from San Jose State University.

Are You Going Public?!

11 months ago

Are You Going Public?!


That’s still our plan! Recent interest in Knightscope has been quite strong.  We are now backed by over 16,000 investors and 4 major corporations and have raised over $70 million since we started back in 2013 to build our crime-fighting technology from scratch.   Our long-term mission is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world – and with your continued support, we will reimagine public safety, together, at a time when our Nation needs it most.  

We are dedicated to pursuing a successful listing and have continued to focus on that process.  As with any fundraising and regulatory process, it takes time to complete it properly. The good news, however, is that while we work on it, you can now continue to buy shares in Knightscope here on StartEngine!  


DISCLAIMER This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. Though the issuer plans to conduct a public listing in the future, there is no guarantee that the company will be successful in doing so. Even if the company does go public, it is possible shares may not trade at a price above what you paid for your shares. 


As a quick update, we are excited to share that we have been hard at work recruiting a bunch of new teammates (yes, you directly helped create new American jobs during a pandemic!), making significant improvements to our technology stack, initiating numerous process improvements, reducing costs, signing new customer contracts, and diligently working through our backlog of orders. 

We’ve been flooded with questions about a public offering, so I thought I would share four topics, out of dozens and dozens being worked on, so that you can get a flavor of our current focus and considerations.  

MECHANISM

What would be the best way to have Knightscope shares listed that would be in the best interest of both the stockholders and the Company?   Would that be a Direct Listing (DL); a traditional S-1 Initial Public Offering (IPO); or a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPO, otherwise known as a blank-check company?  Or is the new avenue of a Direct Listing with a capital raise the appropriate path? 

PEOPLE

Is there a full finance and accounting team in place?  Is the sales team sufficiently staffed and trained?  Have you recruited the independent board members?  Is the entire management team in place?  Have you hired the right advisors? 

FINANCE

Are the audited financials of the right type?  How strong is the financial modeling and forecasting?   What is the Company’s view on issuing earnings guidance?  Is the balance sheet strong enough?  

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Have the right relationships been cultivated with equity research analysts?  Is the story one tells 'the street' well thought out (and appropriate in a COVID-19 environment)?  What are the impacts on a lockup strategy, which can be dependent on the listing mechanism chosen?  Is there an in-house or outsourced investor relations team in place?

RISK

Is it the right timing (holidays, elections, time of year, market volatility)?  Now that over 25% of issuers are being sued, has a solid risk mitigation strategy been developed?  Has the appropriate D&O insurance been sourced?

We are looking forward to the beginning of a new chapter of growth for the company as we gain access to the capital markets and hope to provide liquidity to our shareholders.  Should we be able to successfully complete all the steps, have tripled checked everything and are ready to go – we will let you know.  We get only 1 chance to do it so need to put our best foot forward regardless of how long it takes.  But in the meantime, know that we are hard at work, every day, pushing forward to securing a brighter future!  Onward and upward! 


Autonomously,

       /s/

William Santana Li

Chairman and CEO

Knightscope, Inc.



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