Patrons, analysts see few changes in movie theater security
posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 am
Many new security measures were discussed in the aftermath of the tragedy in Aurora last summer but it looks like most of the changes will be purely cosmetic. More sophisticated alarm systems are being rolled out and Regal will be forbidding patrons from wearing masks or carrying fake weapons. Hiring armed guards or installing metal detectors just proved to be too expensive.
Read more in the Denver Post.
More security cameras would help, especially outside the exit doors to see who might be coming in.
But cameras don’t matter if nobody is watching them. All cameras would provide in a situation like Aurora is the ability to go back and have footage for the news of the gunman walking out, in, out, and being apprehended. It wouldn’t have stopped anything.