by Brianna Crandall — November 8, 2017 — March Networks and Patriot One Technologies recently announced a covert weapon detection integration that can help combat an active shooter threat before it occurs.
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent Internet protocol (IP) video solutions, collaborated with Patriot One, developer of a “revolutionary” weapons detection system, on an integration that offers video-enabled covert weapon detection notifications to aid visual verification of potential threats and reconstruct incidents by providing clear video and data evidence to support investigations. It is said to be more accurate and faster than current technology.
By combining real-time covert weapon detection alerts with high-definition (HD) video, the integrated March Networks and Patriot One solution allows security professionals in corporate buildings, schools, airports, stadiums, transit hubs and other commercial and government facilities to respond more knowledgably, and quickly, to potential threats. It also enables facilities managers (FMs) and security organizations to cost-effectively track how often concealed weapons are present in the facilities they oversee, so they can determine whether further security measures are required.
Using unique cognitive microwave radar technology embedded in a wall or stand-alone unit at a controlled access point, Patriot One’s PATSCAN CMR weapon detection radar and software system detects concealed handguns, and other types of weapons, and sends real-time alerts to an organization or its security partner. The system is “trained” to the location during installation and continues to learn after full deployment, getting better and smarter at detecting hidden weapons with each screening.
With the integrated solution, organizations can receive the alerts via the PATSCAN CMR Software as a Service (SaaS) user interface along with clear video images captured by a March Networks video recording solution, so they can immediately see who the suspect is and where they are located. Security staff can then access real-time video from multiple surveillance cameras simultaneously using the March Networks system to track a suspect’s movements through a building or space, as required.
In addition, the integrated solution also captures all the PATSCAN CMR alerts and associated video in powerful March Networks Searchlight software, allowing organizations to conduct searches post-event and gather critical video and data evidence for further review or to share with law enforcement.
March Networks Searchlight is a business intelligence software application that integrates HD video with transaction, radio frequency identification (RFID), analytics and other system data to deliver valuable operational insights and awareness to customers. It is currently used by leading organizations to proactively identify theft and fraud, improve customer service, optimize workforce management, audit operations and track inventory more effectively.
March Networks showcased the video-enabled covert weapon detection solution at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas. For more information, visit the March Networks or Patriot One Web sites.