Smiths Detection offers advanced integrated
security solutions based on trace detection equipment, X-ray
screening systems and other proven and developing technologies.
Our systems safeguard those in the front line and the public at
large; protecting buildings and transport systems; screening
everything from a ticket to a truck.
Our detection equipment is used by military forces and public
service workers who need to be equipped for chemical agent
detection and biological warfare agent identification; by staff
responsible for airport security, transportation security and
critical infrastructure security; by customs officers responsible
for contraband detection and cargo security (based on x-ray
screening), and by the emergency services.
Smiths Detection is a world leader in
transportation security, notably airport x-ray systems used in the
search for illegal and dangerous items or for explosives detection
in checked baggage, hand-baggage or on passengers themselves. Our
specialist software supply business allows the management of large
sensor and video surveillance networks.
Separate business units focus on related products for the life
sciences and food manufacturing industries:
Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, the
global technology business
TRANSPORT AND AVIATION
Protecting transit systems from acts of terror presents unique
security challenges, on buses and ferries, aircraft and light
rail, under bridges or tunnels. Good detection can act as a
Smiths Detection has long been committed to eliminating threats at
airports and on-board aircraft, and is increasingly providing
security solutions for mass-transit systems and passenger
terminals across the world.
The combination of our two principal technologies, trace detection
and x-ray screening, and the addition of new technologies such as
millimetre wave, results in systems to detect explosives, weapons
and illegal items in baggage or on passengers themselves.
We aim to support the security professionals by giving them the
best tools for the job. Not only at the security checkpoint but
throughout all areas of the airport or transport terminal, plus
intelligent video and networked systems for maximum efficiency.
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information on Smiths Detection Transport and Aviation Solutions:
An essential element of homeland security in every country is
protection of the critical infrastructure. That's the industries
and institutions, buildings and distribution networks that are
essential to everyday life. Their roles range from a nation’s
defence and public utilities, to the functioning of government and
the welfare of its citizens. Any disruption to continuity of
operation can be paralysing or catastrophic.
A screening checkpoint at the front entrance of a building has
been standard practice for many facilities. Securing other
critical access points has been a challenge. Until now. At Smiths
Detection, we have used our experience to develop the most
comprehensive security solution available today.
From the enhancement of existing access control checkpoints,
through mail screening, to the 24/7 monitoring of HVAC systems, we
have engineered a portfolio of products and systems to secure
access points against accidents and potential threats.
Our customised solutions protect buildings, reduce the level of
vulnerability and safeguard the national or local infrastructure.
PORTS AND BORDERS
Customs and border protection requirements are constantly
evolving. Traditional fiscal roles continue, such as the
collection of excise duties, but there is now additional emphasis
on the identification of threats to local and national security –
a first line of defence against possible insurgent attacks.
The priorities have moved from monitoring cross-border cargo and
reducing international shipments of contraband, to screening for
explosives, arms, dirty bombs and weapons of mass destruction.
Smiths Detection screening systems provide support for all these
border control requirements.
Identifying such threats is increasingly more difficult, hidden
inside a vehicle or concealed in the middle of the shipment. The
challenge is rapid detection without disrupting the daily flow of
Smiths Detection HCV X-ray systems have set the industry standard
in cargo inspection for more than 15 years. They are available in
various forms, from mobile units ready for use on all terrains in
less than 30 minutes, up to fixed high-volume installations. More
than 250 cargo screening systems and over 200 mobile cargo systems
have now supplied worldwide, in over 50 different countries.
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Smiths Detection Ports and Borders Solutions:
Smiths Detection recognises that our emergency response teams face
real threats every day. When called to deal with a potentially
toxic incident, they have to know exactly what is confronting
them. So we equip them with the most advanced technology, to face
potential threats with confidence.
Equipment from Smiths Detection is trusted by emergency
responders, HAZMAT teams, law enforcement, and federal & local
government agencies around the world. We put laboratory power that
requires minimal training into the hands of emergency responders.
Supporting the users is a partnership programme that offers the
highest service levels. This includes 24/7 reachback - access to
Smiths Detection scientists and technicians to help with difficult
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Smiths Detection Emergency Resonders Solutions:
Over a period of more than 50 years, Smiths
Detection has developed a partnership with the Military that has
provided a clear insight into the requirements of armed forces and
the application of smart science on the battlefield. The principal
threat comes from potentially lethal chemical and biological
The development of advanced integrated sensing technologies has
encouraged significant miniaturisation, resulting in highly
sensitive personal protection devices. Development of proprietary
chip technology will take miniaturisation onto new levels.
In a life-and-death situation, the ease of use and minimal
incidence of false detection alarms is almost as important as the
detection capabilities of a device. Smiths Detection products have
achieved the highest level of confidence in battlefield and
security situations. More than 120,000 chemical agent detectors
have been supplied to military forces worldwide.
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