Global security threats are at an all time high, but how can governments know who to trust in creating digital threat detection technologies?
At this year’s Super Bowl, inside and outside the Hard Rock Stadium, US Customers and Border Protection used X-Ray technology to scan every vehicle coming in and going out. Other major parks are using covert threat technology, too.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, for example, is testing technology that uses radar imaging and artificial intelligence to detect concealed weapons among attendees. “We believe this emerging threat detection technology could be the future of keeping fans safe at events by detecting weapons in real-time without disrupting pedestrian flow,” said Vernon J Conaway Jr, the Maryland Stadium Authority’s vice president for public safety and security.
Similar technology is under demand for mass transit, as well. In New York, for example, Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for the TSA to roll out technology to thwart potential terror attacks at transit hubs. According to Security Info Watch, the technology includes “futuristic machines use millimetre wave technology instead of radiation to scan for metallic objects on a person’s body and can identify the presence of explosives and suicide vests.” As security becomes essential in today’s world, some of the top companies to watch include Patriot One Technologies Inc, Axon Enterprise Inc, Raytheon Company, and Leidos Holdings Inc.
A new start for Canada’s digital security industry
Patriot One Technologies’ Xtract.ai division just announced it has secured a $975,000CAD Contract with Canada’s Department of National Defense through the Public Works and Government Services Canada Division.
The contract is for a project related to improving situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces (“CAF”) and security personnel using video analytics, Artificial Intelligence and augmented reality. This project will continue previous work completed by Xtract.ai for the CAF to develop technology solutions to augment the situational awareness of their soldiers and address the following challenges: detect, recognise, and identify persons or objects of interest in a physical environment, and track identified persons and objects of interest using seamless information sharing across a decision network.