Joe Biden‘s inauguration ceremony will be covered by a security company, that Uncle Sam is paying handsomely, to keep the President-elect safe — and by the looks of everything they’re equipped to do, he’ll be in good hands.
TMZ obtained federal procurement docs that show the Secret Service has hired a company called Showcall Security Services to help out with the inauguration in January. The company scored a $7.5 million contract for the job … and it sounds like they’ll be worth every dime of taxpayer money.
Turns out, a division of Showcall, named Checkmate, is what’ll be deployed here — and a glance at their specialties shows why they cost a pretty penny. Checkmate boasts “temporary deployable security assets” that create “hardened perimeters,” which can stop vehicle-borne threats and attempted weapons hand-offs of people who get past checkpoints
Checkmate also notes they design and provide “robust access control programs and cutting edge surveillance and threat detection systems” that use data analytics — so top-notch stuff.
But, wait … there’s more.
Other services Checkmate offers for large-scale events include (but aren’t limited to) … anti-scale fencing, a mobile command post, all types of tactical barriers, golf carts and gators, light towers, traffic control, mobile power generation, tenting and perhaps most useful of all … portable bathrooms!!!
Of course, we’ve already heard the inauguration ceremony’s gonna be scaled-down compared to years past — but it’s obvious they ain’t skimping on protecting the future POTUS.