Smiths Detection Introduces People Screeners For Prison Security Checkpoints

Smiths Detection recently introduced its B-SCAN X-ray people scanning series for U.S. prison and other security checkpoint screening applications. The scanners provide advanced security to locate threats and contraband concealed in body cavities, artificial limbs or on a person.

“Adding this layer of screening technology will help reduce the smuggling of narcotics, guns, knives, cell phones and other contraband into prisons,” said Jim Viscardi, vice president of global sales for Smiths Detection “Our new B-SCAN series offers several configurations for both prison and general security screening to meet varying customer requirements.”

In a non-intrusive single pass, using a smaller dose than backscatter X-ray, the B-SCAN provides a high-resolution, head-to-toes image of the person in less than seven seconds. Imaging enhancement tools then provide the operator with information to quickly and accurately evaluate the image for concealed objects, including inside body cavities.

“We currently have more than 100 B-SCAN systems deployed around the world in a variety of applications such as prisons, airports and customs checkpoints,” Viscardi said. “They are also being used in mines and refineries to stop employee theft of diamonds, gems and precious metals.”

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