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Smiths Detection explores biometric solutions for airport security checkpoints

Technology is expanding passenger screening functions and other capabilities at airport security checkpoints. For example, Smiths Detection is exploring the concept of a security checkpoint that integrates biometric identity management with screening solutions, says Richard Thompson, Global Market Director Aviation, Smiths Detection. Biometrics is the “unique identifier’” for passengers, and through integration of biometrics directly into the checkpoint, passengers can be matc...

Smiths Detection showcases biometric checkpoint solution at inter airport Europe 2019

Global threat detection and security technologies company, Smiths Detection is showcasing for the first time an integrated checkpoint solution at inter airport Europe 2019, which harnesses biometric technology to enable risk-based screening practices. With air passenger growth predicted to double by 2037, the aviation industry will be challenged to support this capacity growth whilst providing operational efficiencies and meeting shifting passenger expectations of the airport experience. To cop...

Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 - Exhibition space nears full capacity

The event will focus on fire safety, access control, intrusion detection systems, and video surveillance Global players are counting down for the inaugural edition of Saudi Arabia’s foremost security, safety, and fire protection trade show in Jeddah, as exhibition space reaches full capacity ahead of opening in May 2017. Largest commercial security and fire safety market The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will feature more than 130 exhibitors from 25 countr...

First edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 to lead upward trend of fire safety and security markets

Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 is expected to host more than 100 exhibitors, including 22 launch partners Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the upward trend for the fire safety systems market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as stringent government regulations fuel demand for the replacement of existing and outdated equipment. According to consultancy firm 6Wresearch, the GCC’s fire safety systems market was worth US $ 1.36 billion in 2015, with Saudi Arabia (US $...

Smiths Detection’s dual-view HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro qualifies for TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List

HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro’s optimised footprint, which is smaller than earlier versions, frees up floor space Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced that its advanced dual-view X-ray cargo scanner, the HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro, has become its latest system to be accepted into the qualified section of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Reliable image evaluation Based on a dual-view concept, the HI-SCAN 180180-...

Department of Homeland Security announces delivery of Smiths Detection RadSeeker featuring Symetrica's OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System

RadSeeker is the result of several years of collaboration between Symetrica and Smiths Detection to develop a next-generation RIID Symetrica announces that the first regular shipments of the Smiths Detection RadSeeker featuring Symetrica's OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System will begin this fall as the first part of a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Deliveries will run into early 2018, as the first major installment of the IDIQ (indefinite delivery /...

Smiths Detection extends IONSCAN 600 trace detector’s capability to detect narcotics

The IONSCAN 600 provides customers in aviation, ports and borders markets with a more comprehensive detection solution Smiths Detection’s IONSCAN™ 600 trace detector has been enhanced to detect and identify narcotics, in addition to its existing capabilities for explosives. Extending the library of threats to include narcotics will provide customers in the aviation, ports and borders or critical infrastructure markets with a more comprehensive solution to their det...

Symetrica to unveil VeriFinder handheld radiation detector at Security & Policing 2016

VeriFinder combines fast and accurate threat detection with calibration- and maintenance-free operation Symetrica is to launch a handheld radiation detector that combines high-accuracy, high-speed threat detection with the cost benefits of calibration- and maintenance-free operation. The lightweight and easy-to-use VeriFinder™, which will be officially unveiled at Security & Policing 2016, is already being deployed by leading European customs authorities. The next ge...

Intersec 2016: Middle East aviation security to be key point of interest

Global providers will showcase latest aviation and airport security solutions at the event With the Middle East, and in particular the GCC, emerging as major international air travel hub, aviation security will be a key point of interest at Intersec 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. Rise in airport security market investments Investment in the airport security market continues to rise; a March 2015 report titled ‘Glob...

Smiths Detection wins contract with Spanish Airport Operator to supply new IONSCAN 600 explosives trace detector

The IONSCAN 600 will add an additional layer of security to passenger screening at the airport checkpoints Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Airport Operator (Aena) to equip 24 of its airports with the new IONSCAN 600 explosives trace detector for passenger screening. Almost 300 of the recently launched systems, manufactured by Smiths Detection`s Watford, UK, facility, will be supplied through its Spanish distributor TECOSA. It is the first major avi...

Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040C compact checkpoint scanner for building security

Smiths Detection recently launched HI-SCAN 6040C, a compact checkpoint scanner designed specifically to screen hand-carried items in the entrance areas of public buildings. Easy upgradation to meet future security requirements HI-SCAN 6040C meets all requirements for the screening of bags, packages and other objects for prohibited or dangerous items in buildings such as correctional facilities, courthouses, embassies, banks and hotels. With its contemporary design and small footprint, the HI-S...

Smiths Detection announces five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The advanced scanners will cover a range of operations from screening baggages to examining cargo for contraband Smiths Detection Inc. recently announced a five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its non-intrusive inspection programme, aimed at protecting points of entry by land, air or sea. The advanced scanners will cover a range of operations, from screening passenger baggage to examining cargo for contraband, including n...