Body scanners “are now a key element of the security equation at airports and other safety-critical locations” writes Timothy Compston for the International Security Journal.
- The global airport full body scanner market is projected to grow to USD 118.2 million by 2021, meaning the global airport full body scanner market is projected to grow to USD 118.2 million by 2021
- An increase in international airports is resulting in increased passenger traffic
- More stringent security measures are needed to combat terrorist activities
- Today’s body scanners can detect all kinds of objects, not just metal
- Technology ranges from millimetre-wave (or terahertz) body scanners (e.g. Thruvision), backscatter X-ray machines and through-body X-ray machines
- Reports predict that the millimetre-wave systems market will grow at the highest rate of all body scanner technology to 2021
- Thruvision’s Terahertz imaging technology is starting to make inroads into the market, with active millimetre-wave body scanners continuing to replace backscatter X-Ray machines which are deemed unsafe
- Thruvision’s technology can safely detect weapons including guns, knives and explosive devices concealed under clothing at distances of up to 30 feet.
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