US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed Thruvision people screening technology at select ports of entry to enable detection of items concealed under clothing, thereby eliminating the need for physical searches or pat downs, as authorities can see items in question and request that they are removed.
Thruvision is a specialist type of body heat camera, detecting items concealed under clothing that block body heat, thereby revealing their size, shape and location.
“Thruvision’s breakthrough technology has broad application because it solves the throughput and privacy challenges historically associated with airport body scanners.
Our technology can screen up to 2,000 people per hour for items that can include anything from packets of drugs and bundles of cash to 3D printed guns, ceramic knives, or homemade explosives and suicide vests.”Kevin Gramer, Vice President, Thruvision Americas
Thruvision’s passive terahertz technology screens all individuals safely and respectfully. It emits no radiation, captures no anatomical detail and does not identify age, gender or ethnicity of those being screened.
A recent trial run by the British Transport Police saw Thruvision cameras used to help authorities crack down on knife crime in London.
Thruvision’s technology has been vetted and approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and recently received an award from the US Department of State to provide its technology to the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Download the official US Customs and Border Protection press release here.
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