Liberty Defense, a leading technology provider for concealed weapons and threat detection solutions recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) to beta test the company’s flagship product HEXWAVE™ at the Camden Yards Sports Complex in the City of Baltimore.
The MSA is a unit of the state government that owns and manages the sporting venues at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, which is home to the Baltimore Orioles MLB team and the Baltimore Ravens NFL team, with a seating capacity for approximately 45,000 and 72,000, respectively.
HEXWAVE, which is planned to begin testing at MSA in Q1, 2022 at Camden Yards, uses low-power radar imaging and artificial intelligence to detect all types of concealed weapons for walk-through, high throughput people screening that responds to evolving threats and the need for socially distanced contactless security that keeps lines flowing.
(Liberty Defense’s HEXWAVE offers walk-through contactless security detection – screening for metallic and non-metallic weapons and other concealed threats at indoor/outdoor events venues, schools, places of worship, and more. Courtesy of Liberty Defense and YouTube.)
HEXWAVE can be used indoor and outdoor as part of a layered defense so that threats can be detected early, at the perimeter of the property or at checkpoints, without compromising the enjoyment of fans.
“One of our key market verticals is sports and entertainment venues, and we are delighted to add Baltimore, home to two premier sports teams at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, to our beta testing program,” says Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense.
“Testing the system in operational facilities helps to ensure that the system is aligned to market needs, and we look forward to generating customer feedback at beta development sites.”
Beta testing involves testing HEXWAVE in a live environment such as the Camden Yards Sports Complex following the initial Alpha testing that is taking place at Liberty’s Center of Excellence for Engineering in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the new Company headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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“The safety of our guests is paramount, as well as ensuring they have a great experience” said Vernon J. Conaway, Jr., Vice President, Safety and Security, Maryland Stadium Authority.
“We believe this type of threat detection technology is the future of keeping fans safe at events. We are extremely confident in our current threat detection systems, and our participation in this collaboration agreement with HEXWAVE is about testing an emerging threat technology to enhance our existing systems.”
“We look forward to testing this exciting new technology at the Camden Yards Sports Complex.”
Evolv Takes Platinum in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ for Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Evolv Technology (First of Two)
Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution
Traditional security screening was not designed for today’s dynamic threats, so unlike metal detectors, manual bag checks, wanding, and other traditional solutions, Evolv Express® offers an innovative approach to physical security screening.
This helps reduce the security risk of crowded security lines. It also drastically reduces false alarm rates and human errors by security guards.Evolv Express accelerates physical security screening while maintaining the highest degree of weapons detection accuracy.
It eliminates the friction that visitors, fans, patrons, employees, and students typically experience moving through security by screening them in a touchless manner.
(Spot weapons while ignoring harmless personal items. Evolv Express™ is the world’s first touchless security screening solution that meets all of the post-pandemic security screening requirements. Express is up to 10X faster and far more accurate than metal detectors because it uses new sensor technology and artificial intelligence, so visitors walk right through at a natural pace while carrying their phones, bags, and other personal items. Courtesy of Evolv Technology and YouTube.)
Evolv Technology (Second of Two)
Best Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution
At Evolv, they provide a secure and seamless screening experience, making it possible for venues of all kinds to keep visitors safe from concealed weapons, public health threats, and intruders.
Evolve is a mission-driven company headquartered and manufactured in the United States with a proven track record in screening people for threats without sacrificing the visitor experience.
People screening that’s intelligent, low-profile, and highly accurate — that’s what they do.
(Evolv Express™ is the first no-stop weapons-screening system built to automatically screen groups of people as they walk through without slowing or stopping. Express screens visitors individually or together, while automatically differentiating weapons from personal items. It is the fastest weapons-screening system on the market, consistently screening 60 people every minute for firearms and other threats. That’s 3,600 people per hour – 10X faster than a traditional checkpoint system. Courtesy of Evolv Technology and YouTube.)
*Evolv Technology was also recognized in the 2020, 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
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