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Robot brings mall security into 21st century

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Created: May 11, 2021 07:58 PM

PHOENIX, Ariz. - In an effort to shore up security, Park Central Mall in Arizona has added a robot to their team. It’s a sign of a new trend as companies work to put more boots or wheels rather on the ground.

"Parker," as he's called, patrols 24/7.

The robot has 360-degree cameras, thermal vision, two-way communication, license plate recognition, and even device recognition.

Parker constantly sends video, audio, and other data back to a control room where humans determine the best course of action.

Before you start to worry that machines are taking over, humans will still play a vital part in Parker's operation, and in mall security.

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