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28 December 1998 Implementation of a national testbed concealed weapons detection system
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Proceedings Volume 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies; (1998)
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1998, Boston, MA, United States
A comprehensive security system designed and fabricated by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) was installed into the Bannock County Courthouse located in Pocatello, Idaho. The centerpiece of this security system is a portal style weapons detection system that used passive magnetic sensor technology as the basis for detection. The complete security system includes video and audio surveillance operated from a central location. The INEEL concealed weapons detector (CWD) system was installed at three entrances into the courthouse and serves as a testbed for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored system. To accept the proposed security system, minor modification to the courthouse entrances and service facilities were required. Construction activity began at the courthouse in September of 19997, and the security system was installed into the courthouse between November 1997 and January of 1998. The system has been full functional since February 1, 1998 and as of April 3, 1998, is responsible for detecting hundreds of illegal knives and two handguns.
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Lyle G. Roybal, Philip M. Rice, and Ernest Glenn Shell "Implementation of a national testbed concealed weapons detection system", Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998);


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