Overture Center to Test New Pre-Show Security Measures
Non-invasive detection system will increase safety and securty for staff, guests and show personnel
On Friday May 31, 2019 Overture Center Security will be testing a walk-through metal detection system. The detection system is one step Overture is taking to increase the safety and security for staff, show personnel, guests, patrons and visitors. The detection system is being utilized to assist in the prevention of prohibited items being admitted into the facility. Although the recent addition of bag searching has had a positive effect on prohibited items, the addition of other protective measures is on-going.
The detection system being tested is a passive detector with no emissions of any kind. It is safe for all individuals, including those who are pregnant or have surgical implants, to pass through.
The detection system being utilized is a ferromagnetic (body or substance with a high susceptibility to magnetization) detection system designed to focus on screening for large, mass casualty threats in perimeter locations. The system being used screens individuals entering Overture from head to toe. The detection system has high throughput efficiency, approximately 50-60 per minute and doesn’t require patrons to remove items from pockets, purses, bags, etc. The detection system is set up with a single file walkthrough lane allowing patrons to simply walk through without removing items.
Security officers will be present to assist with the process, directing and providing instruction to individuals. If the detection system is activated (it uses both an audible and visual alert system), a security officer with a hand-held metal detection wand will ask the individual to step aside for a secondary check for prohibited items.
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