by Steve Wolford
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — New security technology is being developed with potential applications in countless places around Las Vegas, and other cities with large public gatherings.
According to Patriot One CEO Martin Cronin, the PATSCAN covert threat detection uses several layers of threat detection. They include radar and magnetic detection to identify weapons like guns and knives, as well as a multi-chemical detection sensor to sniff for explosives. These components can be integrated into objects like planters or advertisements, which go unnoticed by the public. The Patriot One system also includes A.I. enhanced video recognition technology which can visually identify weapons.
“This is the technology that has really good applications in sports stadiums and event centers,” said Cronin. “In the end, they have to move tens of thousands of people in a very short space of time. We can do screens of the groups of people coming in, and then you’re only dealing with a secondary screening on a very small number of people. That’s a huge efficiency saving, let alone an improvement in public safety.”
Cronin says the Patriot One system can also be enhanced with technology that allows it to immediately lock doors electronically when it detects a threat. That makes it capable of preventing active shooter situations in office buildings and schools.
“We can integrate with automatic door locks so you can lock down a facility ahead of a potential assailant, “said Cronin. “You can identify a weapon coming into your building and lock doors ahead of them.”
Cronin says the system is designed to be affordable for school districts or small businesses, and it’s already being rolled out at the stadium where the Cincinnati Reds play baseball, as well as a college in North Dakota, and some high schools in West Virginia.