Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds new technology to increase guest, staff safety

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is upgrading its guest experience while working to keep you safer.

They’ve installed a new security system that uses artificial intelligence to detect threats.

This is the first time the casino has had this kind of technology.

The experience is similar to going through a metal detector - you just walk through and it alerts the guards to possible weapons.

It's called Evolv, and the company's CEO said the devices can be upgraded to detect multiple threats. 

“If there’s a threat, we take a picture of you and connect the threat to the person, but we’re not looking at people, we’re looking at threats," Evolv Technology CEO Peter George said.

George said these devices have 50 sensors and six cameras on them.

They – along with the security guards – are at all three public entrances and the staff entrance.

Potawatomi’s CEO/General Manager Rodney Ferguson said safety was key – but they also wanted a system that was seamless and not too intrusive.

“We’ve always had signage in the facility saying no weapons allowed. So the goal is for the guests to still feel they can come and go as they have in the past," said Ferguson.

If the system detects a threat, a guard will usher you to the side to check your belongings.

If you have a weapon, you’ll be asked to return to your car.

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