Seeing is believing.
A top apparel retailer knew it had a problem with distribution center theft of apparel. After all, apparel is easily concealed under clothing and traditional handheld metal detector wands can’t detect these items.
Then the retailer deployed Thruvision’s stand-off, safe-distance loss prevention technology at its distribution centers.
Based on patented technology, Thruvision’s solution allows customers to screen for metallic and non-metallic items concealed under a person’s clothing at distances up to 10 feet. By eliminating the need for physical pat-downs of employees, the Thruvision system reduces health and safety risks due to COVID-19 by providing screening at a safe distance for the operator and employee that exceeds the CDC guidelines.
The Thruvision system emits no radiation; instead, it detects when a concealed object is blocking a person’s natural heat energy. It accurately shows the size, shape and location of a concealed object, regardless of the material, without revealing any information about the person’s gender or anatomy.
But Thruvision’s customer was focused on one question: would the technology really work?
Soon after they deployed Thruvision at one of their distribution centers they had their answer:
The video is actual CCTV footage of a distribution center worker being screened with Thruvision’s passive terahertz technology at the end of a work shift. Using the Thruvision system, the retailer’s security personnel detect concealed items under the employee’s clothing. Notably, the entire screening process is done at a distance of approximately 10 feet, thereby maintaining health and safety all of staff. In addition, the video demonstrates that the Thruvision system can detect non-metallics items, in this case apparel, that would never have been detected by a metal detector.
A growing number of firms and organizations have deployed Thruvision for employee screening and loss prevention applications, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) SONY, CEVA Logistics and Fanatics.