Digital Barriers, a provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security, and safety markets, announced that it has secured a framework contract with G4S for its ThruVis people screening technology.
This framework contract, one of several that were in the final stages of negotiation at the time of the Group’s trading update on 24th March, 2017, will see G4S market, sell and support ThruVis throughout their operations in continental Europe, covering nineteen different countries. There is also the potential to include other technologies from the Group.
Explosive and weapon detection
ThruVis is a unique solution, and delivers a level of performance, flexibility, and capability that cannot be matched by any other technology in the world. It detects all types of items concealed under clothing, including non-metallic like explosives and ceramic knives, at stand-off distances of up to ten metres. It is mobile, rapidly deployable, and operates without compromising people throughput, safety, or privacy.
It is also operationally ready for use, as confirmed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who has already conducted successful deployments in preparation for a wider rollout. At the recent UK Government Security & Policing event in Farnborough, ThruVis was part of an official high throughput screening demonstration operated by G4S, where the technology successfully and uniquely achieved a screening rate of up to 1,000 people per hour at peak times—estimated to be more than five times faster than traditional security lanes.
SmartVis Face solution
The addressable market for this solution is now being measured in many thousands of units over the coming years
ThruVis can also now be deployed alongside the Group’s SmartVis Face solution, to raise immediate alarms when concealed threats or people who may present a security risk enter protected locations. SmartVis Face has been designed to deliver high-throughput, standoff screening against known watch lists, and was also successfully showcased at the UK Government Security & Policing event to government security and defence delegations from around the world.
Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, said: “In recent weeks we have announced that the US Transportation Security Administration and now G4S have both backed ThruVis as a game-changing technology that meets a pressing security need without disrupting people flow or detracting from public or traveller experience. The addressable market for this solution is now being measured in many thousands of units over the coming years, which will deliver a very significant payback on the ten years of development and investment that has resulted in this unique technology.”