Xtract One Technologies, a threat detection and security solution provider, has revealed that its SmartGateway patron screening solution was selected by Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, a 58,000-capacity stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, to secure entrances for its live events.
“As we began preparations for the start of the USFL season, we wanted to optimize our security screening technology,” said Thomas Carrier, General Manager of Oak View Group, which manages the stadium.
“At the stadium and across Oak View Group, we prioritize fan safety, while simultaneously leveraging innovation to enhance the fan experience. The kickoff of the new USFL season was a logical starting point to introduce Xtract One’s SmartGateway screening solutions. It is one of many prevention strategies coming to the venue for the safety and security of fans, teams, talent and staff, which we will continue using throughout the year.”
The SmartGateway system was designed for large, ticketed venues to enable high throughput, but with customizability based on the customer’s individual needs and security requirements. According to Xtract One, SmartGateway can deliver fast, reliable and accurate patron screening, replacing intimidating metal detectors. This solution unobtrusively scans patrons for guns, knives and other prohibited items as they enter the facility, using AI-powered sensors to detect threats without invading patrons’ sense of privacy and comfort.
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium will deploy SmartGateways in two phases. Phase one, beginning 15 April, will leverage SmartGateways for games of the Memphis Showboats (USFL).
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Oak View Group and the City of Memphis to implement our SmartGateway technology for the safety and security of their patrons. This partnership showcases our commitment to revolutionizing the security landscape, enhancing fan experiences and streamlining entry processes for large-scale venues,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Xtract One.
“We look forward to continuing our work with Oak View Group and providing advanced, unobtrusive security solutions for their growing portfolio of world-class venues.”