Maximal Security, Without The Weakness of Long Lines

Maximal Security, Without The Weakness of Long Lines


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A new security solution for public safety in crowded spaces and airports presents a rapid screening rate. Digital Barriers, a company specializing in provision of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety sectors announced recently that its ThruVis public safety solution has successfully achieved a screening rate of up to 1,000 people per hour at peak times, a number estimated to be more than five times than traditional security lanes.

The development aims to deliver performance, flexibility and high quality. According to the company’s press release, the system is unique since unlike existing technology, it detects all types of items concealed in clothing, including non-metallics like explosives and ceramic knives, at stand-off distances of up to 10m. it is operationally ready for use, as confirmed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who have already conducted successful deployments in preparation for a wider rollout.

The unsurpassed screening rate of up to 1,000 people per hour comes at the same time as ThruVis has again achieved a 100% detection rate in blind trials with government agencies in Asia Pacific, who continue to plan wide scale deployments of the capability over the coming years.

In aviation, ThruVis delivers the potential to materially enhance the screening of passengers in expedited security lanes and of staff using employee security channels. In the public safety market it provides an additional layer of security for mass transit terminals and crowded public spaces that have been the subject of recent attacks.

ThruVis can also now be deployed alongside the company’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 it 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: “ThruVis is a game-changing technology that meets a pressing security need without disrupting people flow or detracting from the visitor 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 more than £100m of investment that has resulted in this unique technology.”