November 9, 2021
Badger Technologies, which develops retail automation systems through autonomous robots, has announced a collaboration with TrackTik Software to automate manual security checks at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio. A pilot program us using Badger’s PatrolBot autonomous robot and TrackTik software to augment the museum’s 24/7 security team, safeguard world-class exhibits and offer an extra measure of protection to museum visitors and staff.
Equipped with streaming video cameras, the Badger PatrolBot initially will navigate automatically around exhibits and people to verify that windows, doors, and exhibits are secured and properly sealed. During the second phase of the pilot, the robot will also verify that floors are free of debris and potential hazards (similar to what Badger’s grocery store robot does with retail partners). The PatrolBot will also take advantage of TrackTik’s API to streamline security guard tour scheduling, real-time checkpoint logging, incident reporting, GPS tracking, messaging and alerts.
“We are deeply honored to be part of the National Veterans Memorial Museum celebration in support of the United States veteran community,” said Simon Ferragne, CEO and founder of Montreal-based TrackTik Software. “Our strategic partnership with Badger Technologies has allowed us to deliver an enhanced security workforce management solution using robotics to transform security guard operations and deliver more value to our clients. Together we are driving innovation and growth that will benefit all of our clients and the communities in which they serve.”
NVMM has named the robot “Deborah” after Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts native who disguised herself as a man to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
“The museum is pleased to pilot this autonomous security robot while honoring one of the nation’s first female heroes of the American Revolution,” said Col. William J. Butler, U.S. Army (retired) and chief of staff at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. “Our ability to extend security guard operations using robotics also builds on a military tradition of leveraging leading-edge technologies to continuously improve operations.”
For more details on Badger’s PatrolBot security capabilities, visit its website here.