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A Method and System for Dynamically Optimizing the Security of Persons Gathered in Bounded Spaces


Invention Summary:

This technology provides for a modified security system that optimizes security for people gathered in a bounded or enclosed spaces. By implementing a sophisticated algorithm, the technology ensures that large numbers of persons entering a venue have been screened to an acceptable standard, while minimizing inconvenience to those persons.  Furthermore, the technology achieves these goals in a way that makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for an adversary to exploit variations in the screening process.

The technology integrates input from multiple security systems to reduce crowds at screening entrances of unscreened people, who may be vulnerable to attack. Thus, the technology provides an overall reduction of soft targets while preventing adversaries from being able to determine which access points are less highly protected than others.

Market Applications:

This technology can be used to achieve an enhanced level of safety and security for venues where people congregate such as stadiums, transit hubs, concert halls, malls, and other enclosed or enclosable places.  It allows such venues to implement a cost-effective solution where a security team can to optimize for cost, throughput, and threat sensitivity on the fly.


Can be used in any bounded space to improve throughput, security level, and safety.  Through a smart optimizer component the technology is able to minimize congestion and reduce traffic.  In a security system implementing the technology, multiple classes of devices work together to match sets of security thresholds to venue goals for threat sensitivity and visitor throughput.  The system maintains a safe and steady flow of traffic through a congested area, while providing effective screening of patrons to be admitted to a venue for some public or private event.


Intellectual Property & Development Status:

A patent application is available for licensing. Opportunities for research collaboration also exist.

Patent Information:
Andrea Dick
Associate Director, Licensing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey