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Gun violence and terrorist attacks are on the rise. Syght is working to provide safety and protection for people.  Our world-class team of engineers and business leaders are launching an innovative new threat detection technology. This technology is designed to make public spaces safer and stop weapon carriers before they attack.

Sadly, statistics show that 2019 is on track to average more than one mass shooting a day. Around the world, people are dying because dangerous threats are not being detected early enough and turn into full blown attacks. Most of these attacks are occurring in high-traffic areas where concealed weapon detection is not yet deployed. Some of the reasons that detection is still not available for these vulnerable public areas are:



  1. Cost is prohibitive of existing systems
  2. Field of view range is narrow
  3. Flexible deployment of current systems does not exist
  4. Current systems are slow and tedious
  5. Can’t  screen more than one person at a time.

Whether it be venues without any advanced security screening. or vulnerable areas outside of existing security checkpoints, many threats are going undetected until it’s too late.

Syght is ushering in the future of weapon screening technology design for the fast paced modern world using cutting edge, next-generation. passive millimeter wave technology. By forming strategic partnerships with leading automatic threat recognition software and AI firms, our detection sensors will identify concealed weapons and explosives on moving subjects from a distance. Our advanced imaging technology detects concealed metallic and nonmetallic threats. It can detect threats regardless of obscurants such as luggage, clothing, darkness, fog, dust, smoke and rain. Our wide field of view can screen multiple people at once with video-rate speed and industry-leading optical ranges. The sensors are ideal for high-throughput public venues as well as perimeter stand-off detection. Our compact and lightweight design enables flexible covert or overt installations in outdoor and indoor locations.

Syght technology is designed to integrate with existing surveillance platforms. Our sensors fully integrate with complementary perimeter security technologies. These technologies can include video management, lidar, gunshot detection, and other defense systems used to engage response protocols, such as locking doors and alerting law enforcement. Syght sensors are also safe and private. We use passive millimeter wave technology that is non-active and does not transmit electromagnetic radiation of any kind onto people. No invasive images are displayed since concealed threats are overlaid to a secondary visible light video which guarantees privacy protection.

Syght is headquartered in Colorado.  Our talented team is committed to providing innovative technologies that can protect lives. We have received substantial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF)  and also have a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

We will be sharing our technology and vision for a safer world at ISC East on Wednesday, Nov. 20. I’ll be joining moderator James Marcella of Axis Communications, panelist Adam Stockwell of the Milwaukee Bucks, and panelist Dr. Lou Marciani of NCS4 for a panel called “Securing Public Venues: Looking Beyond the Walls for a More Holistic Approach to Safety.”

I hope to see you there!

Kevin Magenis