Kennywood discusses new security system after filming

SECURITY SYSTEM WITH OUR KEYS OUR HANDBAGS OUR PHONES ALL OF THIS. >> EARLIER THIS WEEK, PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 HEARD FROM PITTSBURGHERS WHO WERE IN KENNYWOOD TONIGHT AND ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY. TONIGHT THE PARK SAYS MEASURES HAVE BEEN IN PLACE AND THEY ARE MAKING MORE MODIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO THE PARK. >> PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 REPORTER CHANDI CHAPMAN CONTINUES COVERAGE OF OUR TEAM. EXPLAIN WHAT YOU WILL SEE THE NEXT TIME YOU GO. CHANDI: KENNYWOOD SAYS PEOPLE CAN ONLY BRING SMALLER BAGS INTO THE PARK. THE NEW SECURITY SYSTEM IS SAID TO BE A HIGH-TECH DETECTION SYSTEM SO PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO PHYSICALLY CHECK BAGS. >> IS A FAST FLOWING SYSTEM, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT’S GOING ON. CHANDI: KENNYWOOD SAYS NEW SECURITY SYSTEM, FROM EVOLVE, KEEPS PARK LOVERS ON THE MOVE, WHILE THEY ARE CHECKED. >> THEY HAVE AN EXACT MONITOR SITTING THERE AND THEY CAN TELL WHAT’S IN YOUR FRONT POCKET RIGHT? SO THEY RESUME THAT. SO ANYONE WHO GOES THROUGH THIS WILL BE OK WE JUST LET GO, WE’RE LIKE GO, GO ON, GO ON, THEY WON’T EVEN SLOW DOWN. CHANDI: THIS IS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF KENNYWOOD, MARK PAULS. HE SAYS THE DETECTOR WORKED ON SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN SHOTS ARE WITHDRAWN AND INJURED THREE PEOPLE. HE SAYS PEOPLE CAN CROSS WITH METALLIC ITEMS LIKE PHONES AND KEYS AND THE SYSTEM WILL ALERT OPERATORS OF ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS SUCH AS WEAPONS. KENNYWOOD ALSO HAS A NEW BAGS POLICY WHICH STATES ONLY BAGS IN THE SIZE 8 BY 5 BY 1 AS WELL AS MEDICAL AND DIAPER BAGS ARE ALLOWED. TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE IT IS THE SIZE OF A SMALL PURSE. PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 ASKED ABOUT THE PARK’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN. PAULS SAYS IN AN EMERGENCY, THE PARK CAN OPEN SEVERAL DOORS, INSTEAD OF USING THE TUNNEL TO EXIT. >> IT APPLIES TO ALL TYPES OF SITUATIONS, WHICH CAN OPEN THESE DOORS. >> CHANDI: SATURDAY NIGHT AND WILL WORK WITH EMPLOYEES TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SO PARK LOVERS UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET OUT. >> WHILE KENNYWOOD SAYS THE CHAPERONE POLICY WAS IN PLACE, THEY ARE MAKING SOME ADDITIONAL CHANGES. THEY NOW SAY GUESTS 17 AND UNDER MUST BE

Kennywood discusses new security system after filming

Updates to bag and attendant policies are part of the park’s response to Saturday’s shooting.

Kennywood officials spoke about updated security measures following a shooting at the park on Saturday night. Kennywood said the new security system is a high-tech detection system from Evolve. They say he scans the bags without anyone physically checking them. Mark Pauls said, “It’s a fast-flowing system. You don’t even know it’s happening.” Kennywood said the new security system allows visitors to move around while being checked. say what’s in your right front pocket. So they address that. So everybody that passes, it’s okay, we let them go, we’re like go, go on, go on, they wouldn’t even slow down, Pauls said. He said the detector was working Saturday night when shots rang out and injured three people. He said people could walk through with metal objects, such as phones and keys, and the system alerted operators to anything suspicious, such as weapons. dimensions 8″ x 5″ x 1″ plus medical and diaper bags are allowed. To give an example, this is the size of a small clutch purse. When the shooting happened, the Crowds frantically tried to get out of the park. So Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 asked about the park’s emergency response plan. Pauls said that in the event of an emergency, the park can open multiple gates, at the instead of using the tunnel to get out.” That applies to all kinds of situations to be able to open those doors. We can’t say go to door B, because they don’t even know where door B is, people in that area open that door and let people out,” Pauls said. On Saturday evening Kennywood said security believed there was a disturbance in the tunnel and redirected people from using it until it was safe They said they will work with employees to improve communication so park goers understand how to get out of the park. The park says the security detection system will be in place Friday when the park reopens.

Kennywood officials spoke about updated security measures following a shooting at the park on Saturday night.

Kennywood said the new security system is a high-tech detection system from Evolve.

They say he scans the bags without anyone physically checking them.

Kennywood general manager Mark Pauls said: “It’s a fast system. You don’t even know it’s happening.”

Kennywood said the new security system allows visitors to move around while being checked.

“They have an exact monitor sitting there and they can tell what’s in your right front pocket. So they address that. So everybody that passes, it’s okay, we let them go, we’re like go, go on, go on, they wouldn’t even slow down,” Pauls said.

He said the detector was working on Saturday evening when shots rang out and injured three people. He said people can walk through with metal objects, such as phones and keys, and the system will alert operators to anything suspicious, such as weapons.

Kennywood also has a new bag policy which states that only bags in the dimensions 8″ x 5″ x 1″ as well as medical and diaper bags are permitted. To give an example, this is the size of a small pouch.

When the shooting happened, the crowd desperately tried to get out of the park. So Action News 4 from Pittsburgh asked about the park’s emergency response plan. Pauls said that in an emergency, the park can open multiple gates, instead of using the tunnel to exit.

“It applies to all kinds of situations to be able to open these doors. We can’t say to go to door B, because they don’t even know where door B is, people in this area open this door and let people go outside,” Pauls said.

On Saturday night, Kennywood said security believed there was a disturbance in the tunnel and had advised people against using it until it was safe.

They said they would work with employees to improve communication so park visitors understand how to get out of the park.

The park says the security detection system will be in place Friday when the park reopens.

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