Screening rate of up to 1,000 people/hr achieved with ThruVis public safety solution


11 April 2017

UK-based Digital Barriers plc has confirmed that its ThruVis public safety solution has successfully achieved a screening rate of up to 1,000 people/hr at peak times – more than five times faster than traditional security lanes, according to the company. This screening rate was achieved during the recent UK Government Security & Policing event in Farnborough, where ThruVis was part of an official high-throughput screening demonstration. Unlike existing technology, ThruVis detects all types of items concealed in clothing, including non-metallic items like explosives and ceramic knives, at stand-off distances of up to 10 m. It is mobile, rapidly deployable, and operates without compromising people throughput, safety or privacy. Of equal importance, it is operationally ready for use, as confirmed by the US TSA, which has already conducted successful deployments in preparation for a wider rollout. 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. “ThruVis is a game-changing technology that meets a pressing security need without disrupting people flow or detracting from the visitor or traveller experience,” said Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers. “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 GBP 100 million of investment that has resulted in this unique technology.”

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