Just one month after Patriot One Technologies revealed details of its new SmartGateway for stadiums, which scans the audience for weapons, it went operational last night (April 20).
The venue was the new $388m Moody Center in Austin, Texas, with its first concert by Grammy-Award winning John Mayer. He plays again tonight and then Bon Jovi will play the new venue on Sunday (April 23).
Gateway solution sensors are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) that scan for concealed weapons on patrons as they enter the venue. Its easy-to-use system requires fewer security guards to operate, meaning additional guards can be redeployed to other high-value tasks around the stadium.
The SmartGateway system installed at the Moody Center is an upgraded version of Patriot One’s popular Gateway solution, specifically designed for high-throughput venues and large, ticketed events. The upgrade was announced by Patriot One only last month at ISC West in Las Vegas, who didn’t publicly reveal the Moody Center installation plan.
The Moody Center seats more than 15,000 people and all were scanned for concealed guns, knives and other prohibited items when they arrived last night, without the need to remove personal items from their pockets.
The Moody Center is also the new home of The University of Texas basketball teams and aims to be one of the nation’s premier concert venues, according to Jeff Nickler, senior vice president and general manager.
He said: “Despite being The Live Musical Capital of the World, Austin was lacking a state-of-the-art venue to host the best and biggest names in the music industry. Moody Center is a place built for Austin. Not only will it be the best place to experience live entertainment, but it will also be a place to watch more Longhorn victories. (story continues below picture)
“The arena was built with the best technological advances in the world, which include unparalleled patron security and safety. We chose Patriot One because of its ability to help us maximize patron entry, as well as cost savings. Versus traditional walk-through metal detectors, the Gateway screening solution is allowing our patrons to experience up to six times faster entry, while reducing operational costs more than 50%.”
“Our Gateway solution is very customizable and flexible, allowing us to architect it to be a perfect fit for venues like the Moody Center, so they can have the best of both worlds in terms of fast security lines and cost savings,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Patriot One. “We are pleased that Oak View Group chose us to protect entrances at their venues. We look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”
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About Patriot One TechnologiesPatriot One Technologies makes unobtrusive, artificial intelligence AI-driven weapons and threat detection systems that enable arenas, casinos, schools, theaters and other businesses to provide unprecedented safety while also improving the patron experience. The Company’s Multi-Sensor Gateway enables companies to covertly screen for weapons at points of entry without disrupting the flow of traffic, and its AI-based Video Recognition System enables venue and building operators to identify weapons and other threats inside and outside of facilities, while also providing valuable intelligence for optimizing operations via their AI-powered platform.
About Moody CenterMoody Center opened last night and provides the nation’s 11th largest city with a premier venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for concerts, the new arena replaces the 45-year-old Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center at The University of Texas and will be home to The University of Texas Women’s and Men’s basketball games, family shows, and other sporting and community events. Moody Center is the first of its kind in the industry with an unrivaled partnership between Oak View Group, Live Nation/C3 Presents, The University of Texas at Austin and Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey.
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