Central Bank Center has selected a security screening solution to secure entrances at the Rupp Arena and Lexington Opera House, which are part of the Central Bank Center located in Lexington, Kentucky. 

The venues will deploy Patriot One’s SmartGateway solution, and will be implemented in a phased approach, starting with entrances at the Lexington Opera House and the VIP entrances at Rupp Arena, eventually covering both facilities in their entirety. Rupp Arena is home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats and boasts seating for over 20,000 patrons, while the Lexington Opera House hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts and more with a seating capacity of 900. Both are a part of the Central Bank Center, central Kentucky’s premier entertainment and convention destination. 

Brian Sipe, General Manager at Central Bank Center, says, “We were previously using walk-through metal detectors to secure the entrances and experienced very long lines and unhappy crowds. That’s not what we want for our valued patrons when they come to an event at the Central Bank Center.” Sipe explains they wanted to elevate that patron experience with their next-generation security solutions and weapons detection capabilities.

Using artificial intelligence (AI)-powered sensors, the solution scans for guns, knives and other prohibited items without patrons having to divest personal items. The solution is ideal for stadiums and other ticketed environments with high throughput, that need to get thousands of patrons inside a venue efficiently and safely in alignment with security standards requirements.