Kenton Brothers Systems for Security Helps Keep Westport Safe by Keeping Weapons Out

Westport protects patrons with metal detection technology from iconic, local security solutions provider.

Kenton Brothers Systems for Security created a metal detection technology package in response to the Westport Regional Business League (WRBL) request for a solution that enhances patron safety without sacrificing the entertainment district’s sense of inclusion. The effort to help keep Westport safe for all by keeping weapons out required out-of-the-box thinking from the WRBL, Kansas City’s city council members and Kenton Brothers.

Westport has been a flourishing commerce area known for dining, drinking and entertainment since the days when the California, the Santa Fe, and the Oregon Pioneer Trails passed through Westport on Westport Road in the mid-1830s. Recent incidents of violence called for a creative solution to keep Westport’s patrons safe, especially on weekend evenings.

Like Westport, Kenton Brothers has been a fixture in Kansas City since the 1800s, securing people, property and possessions. With all Westport’s merchants’ support, the WBRL trusted Kenton Brothers to create a metal detection package that was easy to use, move and store, makes visitors feel safe, and isn’t perceived as a barrier to entrance.

“Anywhere crowds gather, using metal detection is an appropriate way to protect patrons. This is part of the world we live in today. There are and will continue to be entertainment districts that add metal detection. It’s the prudent thing to do,” says Kim Kimbrough, executive director, WRBL.

Kenton Brothers delivered a self-contained, packaged system for Westport’s four main entrances along its corridor. The system includes:

  • Garrett metal detectors, which set the industry standard for metal detection technology and are used around the world in sports and entertainment venues and commercial buildings
  • Casters for easily moving the units
  • Battery packs for powering the units
  • A handheld wand metal detector

The detectors go into service on Fridays and Saturdays between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., according to the WRBL site: https://westportkcmo.com/safety/

 

More Businesses Being Proactive with Metal Detectors to Prevent Loss

Garrett Super Scanner VWalk-through and hand-held metal detectors have become commonplace at schools, universities, event venues, government buildings and businesses in Kansas City and across the country. Their increase in popularity is due to the technology advances that make them an excellent component of any security system, as well as their ability to help proactively prevent losses versus react to them.

More and more businesses are turning to walk-through and hand-held metal detectors to secure their facilities and protect their assets. Such is the case for Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment. Not only did Kenton Brothers install Garrett metal detectors to safeguard their facility and assets (both people and expensive components), but also their customers’ components housed inside Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment’s facility located in Kansas City.

Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment is located underground, which makes the facility secure in ordinary circumstances. However, when this packaging and fulfillment company started working with a customer to provide services that involved expensive electronic components used in their packaging displays, a Garrett walk-through metal detector was installed in order to prevent them from leaving the Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment’s facility.

ALF Case StudyWhy a walk-through metal detector? Kenton Brothers’ associates listened to Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment’s goals and assessed the existing set up. We chose Garrett’s PD6500iä walk-through metal detector as the best solution to keep Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment’s customer’s electronic components secure.

The PD6500i:

  • Meets the world’s highest test certifications
  • Has transmitters in each panel, making it the equivalent of two detectors in one
  • Can target 33 zones on target locations, going head to toe on the left and right sides or center of the body
  • Can be configured with a battery module and caster set for set up in minutes and quickly moved to other locations
  • Has settings for airports, courthouses, prisons, schools, event venues, transit, loss prevention for businesses and more
  • Can be set for forward, reverse, subtract in reverse and bi-directional directions
  • Has networking ability

Preventing loss of the electronic components was a priority, but efficiency couldn’t be sacrificed. With Garrett’s PD6500i, Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment’s employees can still quickly get to their work areas without being held up by the metal detector at the entrance because the PD6500i’s accuracy results in fewer false alarms. Read the full case study.

Even with all the benefits and efficiencies associated with metal detectors like the Garrett PD6500i, a commercial security system that includes metal detectors is only as good as the metal detector solution used and the company that stands behind that product. That’s why Kenton Brothers recommends, installs and services Garrett metal detectors, the gold standard in hand-held and walk-through metal detectors.

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