March Networks and Patriot One announce integrated video and covert weapon detection solution
March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, and Patriot One Technologies Inc., a developer of a weapons detection system, have announced 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.
The integrated solution combines real-time covert weapon detection alerts with high-definition (HD) video to allow security professionals in corporate buildings, schools, airports, transit hubs and other commercial and government facilities to respond more knowledgeably and quickly to threats, the companies say.
This also allows security organizations to track how often concealed weapons are present in their facilities, and then determine if further security measures are required.
“The integrated solution enables organizations to proactively address potential threats and improve operational awareness significantly using correlated video and data evidence,” said Jeff Corral, head of strategic partnerships, March Networks.
The solution utilizes Patriot One’s PATSCAN CMR weapon detection radar and software system, which uses unique cognitive microwave radar technology embedded in a wall or stand-alone unit at a controlled access point, to detect concealed handguns and other types of weapons, and send real-time alerts to an organization or its security partner.
According to Patriot One, the system is “trained” to the location during installation and continues to learn after full deployment, improving its ability to detect hidden weapons with each screening.
The companies say this solution allows organizations to receive alerts via the PATSCAN CMR Software as a Service (SaaS) user interface, along with video images captured by a March Networks video recording solution.
In turn, organizations 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 throughout a building or space.
Additionally, the solution captures all the PATSCAN CMR alerts and associated video in March Networks Searchlight software, a business intelligence software application that integrates HD video with transaction, radio frequency identification (RFID), analytics and other system data to deliver operational insights and awareness. Organizations can then use the software to conduct searches post-event and gather video and data evidence for further review, or to share with law enforcement.
March Networks will showcase the video-enabled covert weapons detection solution in Booth 4522 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, September 26-28, in Dallas, Texas.