Tulsa Public Schools Adopts Metrasens Advanced Detection Technology
- By Matt Jones
- October 26, 2023
Tulsa Public Schools in Tulsa, Okla., recently announced that it has adopted Metrasens’ advanced detection technology across its district, according to a news release. The installation is part of the district’s 2023–24 academic year safety initiative to update and enhance safety and security measures on its campuses.
The district’s 77 learning communities each have the flexibility to create their own safety plans and protocols based on individual circumstances. Several schools have already adopted the Metrasens detection systems, and more middle- and high-school campuses are aiming to do so in 2024, the news release reports.
“Ensuring a secure environment across all Tulsa Public Schools district facilities, including school halls, campuses, and interscholastic athletic events, is our top priority,” said Tulsa Public Schools Chief of Police Dr. Matthias Wicks. “To accomplish this goal, we have deployed Metrasens Ultra technologies and steadfast safety protocols to protect the well-being of everyone in attendance.”
Metrasens Ultra uses advanced sensor technology to identify potential threats like concealed weapons or firearms. The product is portable and can be used indoors or outdoors, or even between different facilities. The device is a passive technology that does not emit harmful radiation and is safe for exposure by people with medical implants or expecting mothers, according to the news release.
“We are honored to collaborate with Tulsa Public Schools, offering the advantages of the Metrasens Ultra detection system to bolster security and instill confidence,” said Metrasens’ Vice President of Market and Business Development Chris Arbeitman. “The Tulsa Public Schools district is at the forefront of advancing safety protocols in K–12 schools, and we remain committed to supporting their security initiatives.”