Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd (FRANKFURT: LD2A), a technology provider of concealed weapons and threat detection solutions, announced the beginning of their on-campus beta testing of HEXWAVE with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.
Beta testing will take place this week with HEXWAVE being used as the primary security checkpoint for a major sporting event on the University’s main campus.
HEXWAVE is a walkthrough screening portal that automatically detects concealed weapons and other potential threats, including both metallic and non-metallic items such as 3D-printed ghost guns, as well as improvised liquids, powders or plastic explosives. It uses millimeter waves, 3D video-rate imaging and artificial intelligence technologies to detect potential threats, providing security operators with real-time, automatic go/no-go decision-making. Guests do not have to surrender cell phones, keys, wallets or jackets when passing through the system, providing a faster and more seamless security experience.
“University campuses welcome thousands of students, staff and visitors each day and regularly host a wide range of educational, social, athletic and other events,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “HEXWAVE has the potential to fill an important gap for campus security teams by providing an increased level of security and an enhanced student or guest experience. It offers a flexible and portable deployment with the ability to automatically detect both metallic and non-metallic threats and other items of concern.”
UW-Madison was founded in 1848 and is considered one of the nation’s top universities. The university’s academic and athletic success draws tens of thousands to campus each year, with 49,886 students enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year.
“We’re looking forward to testing HEXWAVE to see how it can enhance our robust security operations, especially at large-scale events,” said Kristen Roman, associate vice chancellor and chief of police at UW-Madison. “As the first university to test the HEXWAVE system, we are proud to have the opportunity to experience this security technology to see how it could improve both the experience and security at our facilities.”
As previously announced , the company has conducted effective beta testing to date with major international airports, a major U.S. airline, Major League Baseball, and one of the largest iconic venues in North America at test sites such as Toronto Pearson International Airport and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
Find out more about Liberty Defense at libertydefense.com.
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