The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) is testing weapon detection security technology at the Camden Yards Sports Complex in the City of Baltimore.
The MSA is a unit of the state government that owns and manages the sporting venues at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, which is home to the Baltimore Orioles MLB team and the Baltimore Ravens NFL team.
Testing will take place in the complex’s employee screening and VIP screening areas before the Baltimore Orioles MLB events occurring during this trial period. Currently, hundreds of Orioles employees are screened using magnetometers as they enter Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
MSA has selected Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd.’s HEXWAVE, a walkthrough screening portal that can help to detect hidden weapons and other potential threats, including both metal and non-metal items such as 3D-printed ghost guns and improvised liquid, powder, or plastic explosives. The solution leverages technologies such as millimeter waves, video-rate 3D imaging, and artificial intelligence (AI) to help security operators detect potential threats.
“We look forward to testing this exciting new technology at the Camden Yards Sports Complex,” said Vernon J. Conaway, Jr., Vice President, Safety and Security, Maryland Stadium Authority. “The safety of our staff and guests is paramount, as well as ensuring they have a great experience.” Conaway adds that while MSA is confident in its current security tools, testing next-generation security detection technology allows the organization to stay ahead of emerging threats.