Guests of the Westgate Las Vegas may be in for a surprise, after it’s been learned that they have installed a new microwave device for detecting guns. The resort rolled out the security feature without telling guests that they are being subject to potentially dangerous microwaves being emitted from the walls.
This device called Patscan Cognitive is a new system that is being tested that uses microwaves to scan people and look for possible guns by radiating guest’s bodies without their permission. The device which is new has never been used before in large areas and is not approved by the FDA currently, raising questions if the technology is safe and legal.
Even if safe, there are many issues with privacy including the fact that guests are not aware of the devices being used.