DeSoto Parish Schools to implement OPENGate Metal Detection Systems at athletic events

NOV 07, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DeSoto Parish Schools today announced that it will be implementing OPENGate Metal Detection Systems at sporting events starting with the November 9, 2023, basketball jamboree at Logansport High School. The OPENGate system is a state-of-the-art weapons detection system designed to be fast, efficient, and accurate.

“The safety of our fans, players, and staff is our top priority,” said DeSoto Parish Schools’ Superintendent Clay Corley. “In light of recent events across the state and country, The OPENGate system will help us to ensure that everyone who enters our stadium can enjoy the game in a safe environment.”

The OPENGate system is the same system used at professional sporting events, museums, and other venues. It uses a combination of advanced sensors and software to detect weapons, including firearms, knives, and explosives. The system’s design minimizes false positives so that fans can move through the security checkpoint quickly and easily.

“We are confident that the OPENGate system will be a valuable asset to our overall security and look forward to implementing the system throughout the district to provide a safe environment for all,” said Clay Corley.

About the OPENGate Metal Detection System:

The OPENGate metal detection system is developed and manufactured by CEIA, a leading provider of security and inspection technology. The OPENGate system is the first and only fully open, active walk-through detection system. It is composed of two freestanding pillars that do not require any mechanical or electrical connection between them.

The OPENGate system is portable and easy to use, making it ideal for use at large events like football games. It is also weatherproof for outdoor use.

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