UPDATE: Patriot One partners with Westgate Las Vegas on high-tech weapons detection

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Even before the latest terrorist attack in London, casinos on and off the Las Vegas Strip have stepped up security.

At the Westgate hotel-casino, technology can actually identify weapons on anyone, even if the person is moving.

The device is hidden in door frames and walls. As soon as someone walks by with a weapon, it will immediately alert police and security personnel of a potential active threat.

The radar will also take a picture of whoever just passed by with a weapon and send it to security and law enforcement.

The Westgate says it's similar to metal detectors found in airport security but won't inconvenience guests as it works.

"I think there's an opportunity to augment that technology and push the perimeter out, so that you're able to understand the kinds of threats that are coming in to your facility, in the parking lot, in the stairwells, etc.," said Dinesh Kandanchatha, president of Patriot One.

Many locations around Las Vegas are potential soft targets for terrorists, which is why the Westgate teamed up with Patriot One to install the system.

Security has also been enhanced at Steve Wynn's casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

"There's a division in the Marine Corps of special people that are specially trained to guard the embassies," Wynn told 13 Action News in September. "That's a whole division with separate base, separate training. There are almost 40 of them at every opening of my building, plain clothes, armed, on the look-out, changing shift and being relieved every two hours so they don't get bored."

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