Hello Fellow Investors and Followers,
I recently gave a pitch to a group of interested colleagues on the NTDS proposed implementation. I feel that it was a very meaningful exchange and want to share it with you. The following is a few highlights of that discussion.
1. Inquiry - Why do you feel that the netcentric threat detection system (NTDS) is a better solution than the current School Resource Officer effort?
Response – First I want to say that having a school resource officer is not a bad approach, but unfortunately evidence shows that it does not prevent weapons from being smuggled into schools. This was evidenced by recent school shootings. We are proposing a comprehensive solution that integrates defined processes and technologies.
Now, we need help, and we’re currently doing a crowdfunding campaign to raise funding for completing development of our NTDS capabilities. What we are proposing is technology for positively controlling access (Ingress and Egress) to the school building and other similar facilities. This will be accomplished using an architecturally aesthetic cluster arrangement of our mantrap inspection queue (MIQ) portal design. The MIQ portals clusters configurations will be positioned in the entrance to the school building. Each entry MIQ portal incorporates NTDS technology that scans every entrant and their backpack or bag for handguns, bladed weapons, and explosives or flammable chemicals. Anyone that is detected with prohibited items will be safely constrained in the MIQ until processed by a trained operator and law enforcement. The MIQs are designed with ballistic material to resist the firing of a weapon as well as minimize the impact in case of concealed explosive or IED detonation. A second configuration of the MIQ will be positioned at each school house exits to ensure one-way egress only from the facility, thus requiring all re-entry to be rescreened. The MIQ assemblies incorporate an emergency mode to accommodate designated evacuations such as fire and power outages. A simple artist illustration of this concept will be posted by mid-November on our website at https://www.totalsource.solutions.
2. Inquiry – First, don’t you feel your approach will create entry bottlenecks and what prevents someone from concealing and staging a weapon on the school ground for later retrieval. Second, wouldn’t this system be very expensive?
Response – a. Entry Bottlenecks - The amount of MIQ portals clusters will be determined based on peak traffic throughput requirements and estimate less than a minute to complete entrant processing.
b. Staged Weapon on Schoolyard - Our solution for someone entering the schoolyard to conceal and stage a weapon for later retrieval is the NTDS Overhead Gantry (OHG) configuration. The OHG is configured with 3D optics, IR camera, and LiDAR sensor arrays that are linked to the command post and provides 24/7 surveillance video capture and reporting.
c. System being Expensive – The NTDS is a complex system and incorporate leading edge technologies that have significant expense associated. Our design, detection accuracy, and tests specifications are extremely stringent, system incorporates AI and machine learning to maximize performance, and the system's comprehensive solutioning approach is a differentiator for success. Our applications fits several venues and the expected economy of scale will drive a significant unit cost decrease. Additionally, our proposed business strategy borrows from the business model used by many security and technology services. We propose providing the NTDS capability as a subscription-based service option estimating that to make the system more financially appealing and affordable.
We need your continued support to complete NTDS development and bring this technology into service. Please share with others so that they too can join us in this endeavor.
George B. Brown,
TotalSource Solutions, Inc.