A New Standard in Weapons Detection
Patriot One Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: PAT) (OTCQB: PNTV) is creating powerful technologies that mitigate security risks by covertly detecting concealed weapons via novel radar technology. The company intends to stem the spread of active violence through superior technology that delivers stand-off detection, even on moving targets.
Developed through a NATO-funded project at McMaster University, Patriot One's disruptive PATSCAN™ CMR technology is the first cost-effective solution to be offered for active shooter prevention. This first-of-its-kind, patent-pending solution boasts a "cognitive" ability to increasingly learn and identify new threats upon deployment, getting smarter and better at detecting hidden weapons with each scan.
Because Patriot One's technology is small, it can be inconspicuously placed in doorways, hallways and entryways to help prevent attacks in public places like schools, concert venues, stadiums, banks, airports, offices, hospitals, shopping centers and other "soft target" facilities. Concerns regarding subject compliance and privacy are eliminated with this pioneering solution, as subjects do not know they are being scanned for weapons possession and no image is generated of the individuals being scanned. Detection is real-time and entirely computer-based, which eradicates the need for human operators and the associated expenses, risks and inadequacies associated with them.
Wherever Patriot One's PATSCAN system is put into action, it instantly alerts security personnel when an active threat is detected. With an impressive 93% accuracy rate, the PATSCAN technology is designed to identify any individuals carrying guns, knives, suicide vests, etc., by analyzing metal content and relating it to a database of known weapon signatures. Patriot One believes the widespread use of this detection technology could effectively reduce terror acts and active shooting episodes throughout the world—a crucially needed service in light of increasing instances of these acts of violence across the globe.
The key to Patriot One's solutions is short-circuiting terror events through effective prevention technologies and security protocols. The company is working to become one of the foremost proponents and providers of innovative commercial weapons threat countermeasures solutions for general public safety.
- Commercially developing a covert, disruptive technology that utilizes novel radar technology to detect concealed weapons—even on moving targets
Incomparable portable system developed through NATO-funded project at McMaster University
Technology has the potential to effectively mitigate active shooter events and other acts of public violence
First cost-effective solution for active shooter prevention on the market
Product endorsed by Tom Ridge, first secretary of Homeland Security and current advisory board member
Extensive potential for enhancing military and law-enforcement abilities
Grant funding to-date: NATO SPS (Science for Peace and Security Program) and I2I (Idea to Innovation) NSERC grant
Recent world headlines paint a grim picture that clearly shows just how much devastation one individual or organization can create with a single terrorist action, effectively ending or forever changing the lives of innocent victims.
The global need for a cost-effective and reliable active shooter and threat management systems is indisputable. As Governor Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global, first Secretary of Homeland Security, and advisory board member of Patriot One, stated:
"As we have seen in the Western world, our adversaries will continue to pursue so-called 'soft targets' such as transportation hubs, sporting venues, restaurants and office buildings. Almost by definition, democracies are soft targets. Patriot One has developed powerful technologies to mitigate these ongoing challenges while at the same time being less obtrusive to event attendees. Ridge Global is proud to work with Martin and his team to bring these innovations to the marketplace."
An "active shooter" is defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security as, "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a con?ned and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims."
Many active shooter events and other terrorist actions target locations where there are few impediments standing between a terrorist and his goal—sites that have limited security measures in place to protect members of the public and that are described as "soft targets." Typically, such locations remain poorly protected due to the cost and unavailability of effective technologies to guard against such threats.
When it comes to active shooter events, there are never acceptable outcomes once the attack is underway. The key to ending these terrorist actions is to effectively prevent them. That is where Patriot One's first-of-its-kind technologies come into play.
Patriot One introduces its disruptive PATSCAN CMR, which is the first system of its kind and the next-generation version of the company's award-winning NForce CMR1000 software and radar solution. This innovative cognitive microwave radar system is designed to instantly detect concealed weapons and help prevent active shooter and other terror events from ever occurring. Patriot One's game-changing solution also has machine learning properties, which enable it to learn, adapt and improve with each scan.
Current weapons detection technologies are plagued by various inadequacies, including the fact that they require compliance on the part of a target subject. Manually screening individuals one by one is also time-consuming and hampered by human error and false-positive results. Privacy becomes an issue, as well.
Patriot One's solution, developed in partnership with researchers from McMaster University, addresses the inadequacies of currently used systems and the primary concerns associated with them. For instance, PATSCAN can be miniaturized to the size of an iPad and then discreetly placed and deployed, doing away with concerns over subject compliance, as those entering a facility have no idea they're being scanned. Privacy issues are also eliminated, as no images are generated of the individuals being scanned. PATSCAN's frequency range is also aligned with international regulations that govern the safe use of microwave bandwidths.
With PATSCAN, the sluggish, time-consuming process associated with millimeter-wave scanning systems is eradicated, as are the line-of-sight inadequacies associated with that type of technology. PATSCAN can detect weapons wherever they're concealed on a body—behind the back, under an armpit, and in the various locations that other detection systems can miss. PATSCAN's antenna beam is broad and illuminates a subject's entire body instantly, "seeing" the target from multiple viewpoints and resulting in significantly improved detection outcomes.
Because PATSCAN is also significantly less expensive than other weapons-scanning technologies, multiple Wi-Fi networked radar units can be deployed in one venue or facility. Because detection is real-time and computer-based, there is no need for human operators, thus eliminating the risks and inadequacies associated with human-operated scanners. Whenever an active threat is detected, security personnel are notified by the system.
CURRENT TECHNOLOGY FAILS FOR MANY REASONS
The high price of trying to prevent and/or dealing with the aftermath of terrorist actions, coupled with increasing global anxiety over these acts of violence, puts Patriot One in a prime position to become a world leader in providing state-of-the-art solutions to prevent terrorism events from ever occurring.
The frightening increase of terror actions throughout the world has brought the importance of security to the forefront for citizens and governments everywhere, making Patriot One's disruptive solutions more relevant and needed than ever before. Concurrent with the significant increase in threat activities throughout the world have been the resulting economic costs associated with preventing and recovering from these events. Conservative estimates put the economic costs at $52.9 billion in 2014, which was a 61 percent increase from the previous year.
The costs of containing this kind of violence are significant and greater than the direct costs of the acts themselves. IEP estimates the global national security expenditure to be approximately $117 billion.
Patriot One is guided by a team of experts in the areas of high-frequency electromagnetics, counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, government/corporate interface, sensor development, proactive security and business development.
Martin Cronin, CEO and Director
Martin Cronin is an expert in the areas of counter-terrorism, conflict resolution and government/corporate interface. He has extensive experience in high intensity conflict environments and recently served as CEO of a private company specializing in communications and survivability technologies. His career includes over 20 years of experience in the field of international diplomacy with the British Government, serving in multiple posts around the world.
C. Scott M. Shepherd, Board of Directors Chairman
Scott Shepherd has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Export Development Corporation, Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and Trafalgar House PLC, as well as a stint as chief financial officer with the Nexus group of Companies in Burnaby, B.C. Canada. As president and founding director of NORTHSTAR Trade Finance, Inc., Shepherd has been active with the promotion and support of small- and medium-sized exporters throughout the world.
Dinesh Kandanchatha, President and Director
As a serial entrepreneur, Dinesh Kandanchatha has built and exited three companies. Currently he is managing director of Macadamian Technologies (Toronto, Canada) where he leads business development at one of the leading product consultancies in Canada where he developed and integrated sales and marketing strategies to facilitate double-digit growth. He previously was general manager at Protus IP Solutions, TechSupport.ca, and Precise Software Technologies Inc.
Phil Lancaster, SVP Government Relations and Law Enforcement
Phil Lancaster's extensive career in law enforcement combined with a passion for excellence and an aptitude for business opportunity ultimately led to a successful career in business. As a former British police officer, he brings years of experience working internationally in VIP close protection, as well as service in British Overseas Territories. Throughout his career, Lancaster received several notable awards and has been recognized for his efforts both in the UK and overseas.
Tom Ridge, Advisor
Tom Ridge is chairman of Ridge Global. He provides clients with solutions to cyber security, international security and risk management issues. Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Ridge became the first assistant to the president for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Michael Rozin, Business Development (USA)
Michael Rozin's career has focused on the prevention of terrorism and the teaching of proactive security for over 16 years. He is the founder of Rozin Security Consulting (RSC), offering training to law enforcement and security agencies on counter-terrorism and tactical response techniques. He previously worked with Mall of America (MoA) as Special Operations Security Captain, where in 2008 his security program was presented to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Homeland Security as a model for private sector security.
John Gillies, Director
John Gillies brings over 33 years of federal government experience, principally within the national and international security and intelligence environment. Gillies served as an assistant director with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and as a member of the CSIS Senior Executive Committee. Past duties within CSIS include extensive experience in both counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism sectors in a variety of roles including as Director general, counter terrorism division and director general, BC Region during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Jeff Tindale, Director
Jeff Tindale has been managing partner of a private consulting group offering merchant banking and corporate advisory services to a number of high-growth companies across various sectors since 2006. Tindale has a strong background in corporate governance, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. A lifelong entrepreneur, he has founded and led several successful companies and assisted in all aspects of the company's corporate development, from seed capital through to exit strategy. Tindale currently sits on the board of directors for several publicly listed and private companies.
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Patriot One is advancing five years of academic research and successful testing into a commercial first-of-its-kind Cognitive Microwave Radar concealed weapons detection system. The Company’s NForce CMR1000 aims to Deter, Detect and Defend against active shooter threats before they occur. NForce CMR1000 can be cost-effectively installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of active threats before entry. Soon, facility operators will have an ability to prominently post anti-weapons policies with compliance assured. Patriot One believes widespread use of its technology could act as an effective deterrent, thereby diminishing the epidemic phenomena of active shooters across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit: