Protecting the Border to Improving Loss Prevention:
Homeland Security Technology Comes to The Distribution Center
Did you know that the same breakthrough people screening technology Thruvision customers rely on for loss prevention is also used by US homeland security agencies for mission critical counter-narcotics, border security, and transportation security applications?
Border Security and Public Safety Applications
It’s true. US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP), which is a key part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has deployed Thruvision cameras to help its agents safely and effectively detect concealed weapons, drugs, and other contraband hidden beneath people’s clothing. It’s an important part of a bigger effort to secure the US border. And following CBP’s example, several other top global border security and customs agencies now use Thruvision to stop smuggling of narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and other contraband.
Thruvision has also been deployed to improve public safety and security. For example, the Los Angeles Transit Police uses Thruvision to help secure its mass transit platforms from terror attacks, and it is also being used in the United Kingdom to deter crime.
Why have these government agencies decided to use Thruvision? While US DHS obviously has different priorities than a distribution center seeking to reduce inventory shrink, many of the challenges associated with loss prevention apply to homeland security as well – and have caused organizations like US DHS to deploy Thruvision.
Thruvision emits no potentially harmful radiation and can detect concealed objects at distances of up to 20 feet. This means that security personnel do not have to come in physical contact with a person or employee while performing screening. At a time when workplace health and safety are major concerns, this is a big advantage for Thruvision.
Compared to a physical “pat-down” or screening with a handheld metal detector, screening people with Thruvision is significantly faster. That is critically important, whether you are screening people coming into the USA or leaving a distribution center at the end of a shift.
Metal detectors cannot detect concealed narcotics that people are trying to smuggle into the United States. Thruvision can.
Metal detectors cannot detect tobacco, alcohol, cosmetics, glass bottles, apparel or other non-metallic, high value goods that often “walk out” of distribution centers on a regular basis. Thruvision can.
The US CBP evaluated and tested Thruvision’s technology in the lab and in the field before deploying it. And today Thruvsion cameras are being used by top global brands such as FedEx, Fanatics, Sony, Tesco and Ingram Micro to improve loss prevention and reduce inventory shrink at distribution centers. Each day, over 50,000 distribution center employees are screened successfully with Thruvision technology.
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