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Smiths Detection - Threat Detection Systems for Ports and Terminals

Smiths Detection is a world leader in products and systems to detect and identify threats to our freedom, safeguarding society against terrorism and criminality and protecting our emergency responders and armed forces. Its government regulated technologies detect CBRNE material, explosives and narcotics, and include powerful X-ray screening systems to identify dangerous and illegal objects.

Smiths Detection takes science out of the laboratory and puts it in the hands of security professionals. Its technologies are built into products that safeguard buildings and transport systems; screening everything from a ticket to a truck.

The products and systems are designed for the real world and are based on a deep understanding of the operational environment faced by security and military professionals. An increasing activity for Smiths Detection is taking individual products and integrating them to form complete security solutions, including networking, customised to individual requirements.

Among the major users of Smiths Detection equipment are customs officers responsible for cargo security while also combating a rising tide of illicit narcotics and contraband; the emergency services who are confronted with unknown threats every time they attend an incident; and security staff who ensure our safety on board aircraft, in public places and in the protection of the nations’ critical infrastructure. The systems are also used extensively by and armed forces & public service workers who need to be protected against the growing threat of chemical and biological agents.

Smiths Detection is one of five operating divisions of Smiths Group, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Smiths employ more than 23,000 people in over 50 countries.

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Contact Details

Smiths Detection 459 Park Avenue
Watford Hertfordshire
WD23 2BW

Hayley Marchant

+44 (0)1923 658000



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Technical Papers

Bot Controlled Borders

The ports and borders sector looks to be growing and needs new AI technology to support it

Port and Border Security: Technology to Transform

The escalating problem of cross-border movement of contraband is driving the need for advanced technology, which not only detects a range of illicit or dangerous items, but also introduces a much higher level of automation. Add to this ever-increasing volumes of traffic at ports and land borders, a requirement for stricter controls and faster clearance times and the list of demands for border security is long and complex

Smoking Out Smugglers

This organisational feature looks at Smiths Detections' mobile cargo scanner HCVM T x-ray system for detecting smuggling threats at Luxembourg customs. Its material discrimination capability enables a high level of steel penetration so complete vehicles can be scanned, thereby increasing effectiveness.

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