March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announces an integration with Patriot One Technologies, developer of weapons detection systems.
The integration 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, according to the company.
The integrated March Networks and Patriot One solution is well-suited for security professionals in corporate buildings, schools, airports, stadiums, transit hubs and other commercial and government facilities.
The solution uses 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.
March Networks says 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.
Organizations can then receive 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 to immediately see who the suspect is and where they are located.
March Networks President and CEO Peter Strom spoke to SSI about the integration at ASIS 2017, saying “We think this will play very nicely in a lot of commercial and industrial markets, as well as banking. If you look at schools today, they use metal detectors quite often. This is a better approach to metal detectors. It’s less intrusive. If you think about it from a university or high school perspective, it’s a nice breakthrough in technology.”
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 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.