Jul 17, 2019
Liberty Defense Signs Agreement with the Virginia Division of Capitol Police to Test HEXWAVE
Vancouver, BC and Richmond, VA – July 17, 2019 – Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (“Liberty”) (TSXV: SCAN; FRANKFURT: LD2), a leader in security and threat detection solutions, is announcing that it has signed a collaboration agreement (“CoA”) with the Virginia Division of Capitol Police (“VDCP”) to beta test Liberty’s HEXWAVE system in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The VDCP is the oldest police force in the U.S. and is responsible for the security of Virginia’s seat of government. The VDCP employs various security strategies to protect the Virginia Capitol complex, including screening, each year, about a half-million visitors entering state buildings.
Liberty plans to use this beta test to assess HEXWAVE’s integration and communication capabilities with existing sophisticated security systems in a live environment.
HEXWAVE uses low-power, radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies. It enables security teams to detect these threats at the perimeter of the property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. By extending the detection space and widening the perimeter, HEXWAVE enables a layered defense strategy, which provides security teams with a longer time horizon to manage threats.
“We are delighted to have the ability to work with a well established and respected institution such as the VDCP,” said Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty Defense. “As we continue our market outreach and brand awareness programs the depth and breadth of interest and the need for a solution with the ability to secure facilities and protect their patrons only seems to be increasing.” said Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty Defense. “In a recent survey, it was noted that ‘83% of Americans are concerned about a criminal attack causing physical harm at large-scale events’. HEXWAVE is uniquely positioned in the market in several ways, including its ability to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage, which sets it apart from other solutions on the market.”
Beta testing involves testing HEXWAVE in a live environment with the initial alpha testing at Liberty’s Center of Excellence laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia.
“We are pleased to work with Liberty Defense to evaluate its next generation system that may become the means by which we secure important facilities in the future. We will test the HEXWAVE system in a live environment and in tandem with our existing security procedures,” said Virginia Capitol Police Chief Anthony S. Pike.
This beta testing phase is a key part of HEXWAVE’s development process. Testing the system in operational and diverse facilities can help to ensure that it is aligned to market requirements. Beta testing is expected to begin later in 2019 and progress into 2020. Liberty will also beta test HEXWAVE at FC Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena in Germany, Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the state of Utah, and in Sleiman shopping centers.
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About Liberty Defense
Liberty provides security solutions for concealed weapon detection in high volume foot traffic areas and has secured an exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement, for patents related to active 3D radar imaging technology that are packaged into the HEXWAVE product. The system is designed to provide discrete, modular and scalable protection to provide layered, stand-off detection capability. This is intended to provide a means to proactively counter evolving urban threats. The sensors with active 3D radar imaging and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enhanced automatic detection are designed to detect metallic and non-metallic firearms, knives, explosives and other threats. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more: libertydefense.com
About The Virginia Division of Capitol Police
The Virginia Division of Capitol Police is the nation’s oldest police force and is responsible for the security of Virginia’s seat of government, including the historic Virginia Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson (1785-1788), and Virginia’s Executive Mansion (1813), the oldest executive residence in the United States.
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