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Self-service security gate could prevent terror threats at large venues

Travel & Tourism

Qylatron is a device that scans visitors and their possessions as they automatically check themselves in and out of buildings such as stadiums and train stations.

Most airports nowadays do not take security lightly, employing smarter technology and larger workforces to ensure potential threats are prevented from ever occurring. However, there are other venues such as sports stadiums, train stations and popular public locations that simply can’t afford the same level of safety. The Qylatron is a device that scans visitors and their possessions as they automatically check themselves in and out of any venue.

Prompted by the 2004 Madrid train bombings, Lisa Dolev — founder and CEO of Qylur Security Systems — decided to create a way to stop potential terrorists from entering public buildings without the manpower involved in manual security checks. The Qylatron is a honeycomb structure that includes five compartments, into which ticket-holders place their bags and scan their pass. They then walk under the gate, which sets off an alarm if it senses any indication of a weapon. Meanwhile, their bags are being scanned and the items inside matched with a large database to ensure they’re all clear. Although the systems can’t run completely without human help, the company believes one machine could replace five lines of standard TSA security gates and staff. Revenue could also be raised by showing ads on the compartment displays.

The first Qylatrons are expected to be in service at some point in 2014 at locations that currently can’t afford rigorous security technology, such as amusement parks and stadiums. Do you think self-service is the way to go for something as important as security?

Spotted by Lily Dixon, written by Springwise

Website: www.qylur.com

Contact: www.qylur.com/public/contact

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