Sydney Showground tightens security with weapon screening

The technology has the ability to screen more than 3000 people per hour.

Sydney Showground will introduce a new weapon detection system across all events this year to increase its security measures.

The venue has been trialling Metrasens’ Proscreen 900 Plus detection system over the past few months, in a bid to improve safety without restricting crowd flow.

The portable system has the ability to 50-60 people per minute in a flow of traffic, which equates to up to 3600 people per hour.

It will now be introduced across all Sydney Showground major events, including the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup cricket and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Sydney Showground chief operating officer Darryl Jeffrey said the team welcomes the new security technology.

“Due to the dynamic nature of the events held at Sydney Showground, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our efficiency and safety,” he said.

“During large events, such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show, we can have over 900,000 people entering the site over a two week period.

“This advancement will allow us to not only increase the safety of our patrons but will permit us to do so without compromising the customer experience.”

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