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Smiths Detection launches new homeland security device at Intersec 2016


Smiths Detection unveiled the HS6040C at Intersec 2016, which can screen hand-carried items at the entrance of critical infrastructure assets

The new detection system can be used in government buildings, exhibition centres and sporting facilites, said the company.

Smiths Detection Middle East regional managing director Paul Baker said, “Security incidents in public spaces around the world demonstrate how vulnerable our society can be. Our new HI-SCAN 6040C X-ray inspection system is tailored to the security needs of areas where large numbers of people come and go every day. The upgraded electronics and software ensure that it is prepared for both current and future security requirements for critical infrastructure assets in the UAE and wider Middle East.”

HI-SCAN 6040C is suited to screen bags, packages and other objects considered prohibited or dangerous in government offices, embassies, palaces, banks, hotels, office buildings, as well as customs checkpoints, power plants and other utilities. Thanks to its design and small footprint, HI-SCAN 6040C can easily fit into any entrance area. In addition, the device’s electronics and software can be upgraded as per future security requirements.

High quality X-ray images makes detection of potential threats simple and minimises errors as well. Intelligent image display functions support the operator by distinguishing between organic and inorganic materials on the screen. This is particularly important for the rapid detection of explosives, weapons, drugs, food or money, explained the company.

The device can also be added to other detection technologies from Smiths Detection, such as people-screening systems or trace detectors for explosives or narcotics.

Regular system updates and information make it an easy-to-operate device. Specifically, the diagnostic systems provide specific information to technicians for troubleshooting.