Patriot One Technologies has announced that it will protect entrances to schools for the Lakewood, New Jersey school district. The company’s SmartGateway entry screening technology will be used to ensure weapons are not brought into schools throughout the district.
Patriot One’s SmartGateway uses artificial intelligence (AI)-powered sensors to scan for hidden guns, knives and other weapons on people as they walk through pillars, without requiring personal items to be removed. This can speed up entry and could offer a more accurate detection rate than traditional security measures.
“Lakewood Schools has already put efforts into protecting its students and staff and the SmartGateway will help elevate that safety to a new level,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Patriot One. “Students were already accustomed to using walk-through metal detectors – our technology will let them enter the school much faster, while providing advanced security detection.”
“After sending security experts to trade shows to evaluate options and performing an aggressive analysis of various technology solutions and rigorous onsite testing, we were impressed with the versatility and consistency of Patriot One’s solution,” said Robert DeSimone, Director of Security at the Lakewood Board of Education. “The SmartGateway can be easily moved to different areas of our facilities, depending on events we are holding and can be integrated easily with future technology systems and upgrades in Lakewood.”