Amazon introduces Astro for Business, a version of its household robot designed for crime prevention in stores

Astro for Business is launching in the U.S. at a price point of $2,349.99.

The original Astro robot, launched in Sept. 2021, is available in limited quantities and on an invite-only basis.

Amazon has seen traction from businesses in various industries, including health and wellness, food and beverage, and construction.

Shrink in the retail industry reached nearly $100 billion in 2022, according to the National Retail Federation.

Amazon offers additional security products and services, including Ring Protect Pro and a virtual security guard service, for an added fee.