Xtract One Technologies, a leading technology-driven threat detection and security solution that prioritizes the patron access experience by leveraging AI, and a Multiple 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Champion, proudly announced its SmartGateway patron screening solution was selected to secure all entrances for live events at the venue, such as concerts, conferences, etc. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
The City of Bangor owns the facility, and it is managed by global sports and entertainment company Oak View Group (OVG), which announced a strategic partnership with Xtract One in October 2022.
(Learn about the Xtract One SmartGateway which was showcased at ISC West 2023, by Xtract One Chief Executive Officer and Board Member Mr. Peter Evans. Courtesy of Xtract One and YouTube.)
“As a venue that hosts a variety of events, we are committed to constantly improving our safety operations and finding new ways to ensure the security of our fans and guests,” explained Chris McGrail, General Manager at Cross Insurance Center.
“By partnering with Xtract One, we are taking a proactive approach to enhancing our security measures and providing the highest level of protection, and overall experience, to our patrons.”
“This partnership is just one example of our commitment to guest safety, and we look forward to working together to provide a better overall experience for anyone who enters our venue.”
The SmartGateway system delivers fast, reliable, and accurate screening for high throughput venues, leveraging AI-powered sensors to detect threats without invading guests’ sense of privacy and comfort.
SmartGateway unobtrusively scans patrons for weapons and other prohibited items as they enter the space, optimizing their experience by reducing time spent in security lines and enhancing safety.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cross Insurance Center, Oak View Group, and the city of Bangor to implement our SmartGateway technology to ensure the safety and security of their patrons, while enhancing the guest experience,” shared Peter Evans, CEO of Xtract One.
“We look forward to continuing our work with Oak View Group, and delivering innovative, optimal security solutions for their growing portfolio of venues.”
Xtract One Technologies enables venue-building operators to prioritize and deliver improved patron experiences while providing unprecedented safety.
Xtract One’s innovative SmartGateway enables covert screening for weapons at points of entry without disrupting traffic flow while receiving valuable intelligence for optimizing operations.
To Learn More about Xtract One’s SmartGateway patron screening solution, please visit www.xtractone.com.
Xtract One Technologies Takes Home Double Gold in 2022 Homeland Security Awards
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Eighth 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.
Xtract One Technologies (First of Two)
Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution
Xtract One Technologies (formerly Patriot One Technologies) Gateway solution is a next-generation weapons detection solution used at high-traffic and ticketed facilities such as stadiums, casinos, and other entertainment venues for a secure and seamless patron entry experience.
Replacing traditional walk-through metal detectors, the Gateway does much more than detect metal – it detects weapons to prevent mass casualty events.
When placed at the entrance to entertainment events, such as professional sports games, the Gateway allows patrons to complete security screenings by just walking through the pillars, without needing to divest of personal items, and by using AI-powered enhanced target recognition and object position image sensors, it scans patrons for guns, knives, and other prohibited items and weapons, and then alerts security guards if a weapon is detected so action can be taken.
This next-generation security tool enhances physical security at an event and elevates the patron and fan experience. Fans hate waiting in long security lines to get inside a venue, and they hate intrusive screenings even more. Fans don’t need to empty their pockets with the Gateway – they can walk in.
Therefore the vast majority of the people who aren’t carrying weapons won’t need to stop at all, increasing throughput and decreasing the number of people waiting outside in lines.
(Say goodbye to metal detectors and invasive pat-downs. Patriot One’s unobtrusive patron screening system allows large facilities and locations with high-security requirements to facilitate faster entry security screening while enhancing safety beyond the capabilities of any other existing solution. Courtesy of Patriot One Technologies and YouTube.)
Xtract One Technologies (Second of Two)
Best Pedestrian Entrance Control
In multiple third-party assessments, it was found that Xtract One’s Gateway solution performed better than traditional walk-through metal detectors: it detected more weapons than traditional detectors, showing a more secure and safer experience for fans, staff, and all who attend a large event.
Additionally, with the Great Resignation still leaving fewer security guards on job sites than before, it’s paramount to have a security solution that doesn’t require an abundance of guards to operate.
Xtract One’s Gateway requires only one to two guards needed to monitor two lanes of the Gateway. With fewer people needed to staff the technology, any extra guards can be redeployed to other high-value tasks, such as responding to security incidents around the venue. This optimizes staffing within these venues and gives guards actionable information so their jobs are elevated.
(Patriot One’s newest Multi-Sensor Gateway, SmartGateway, has been designed specifically for stadiums and other large ticketed venues, to provide a smoother, safer, and more modern system to secure employee and patron entrances. Courtesy of Patriot One and YouTube.)
Extract One’s Gateways are also very customizable because a one-size-fits-all solution is not feasible across industries. Xtract One works with each venue and safety director to tailor the solution to fit these needs, even within the same venue.
*Extract One was a new competitor to the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards.
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The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event in the heart of New York City.
The 2022 exclusive sold-out ‘ASTORS’ luncheon featured representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
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New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, came out to address Luncheon attendees and shared some of his experiences and the changes in policing he’s witnessed over his more than three decades of service.
FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
Chief Jardin spoke about the continuing health battle of many following 9/11 with cancer and respiratory disease, yet now knowing the full consequences, would not have made a different decision to respond.
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