Digital Barriers wins screen technology contract from G4S
Security software provider Digital Barriers has won a framework contract from G4S, a FTSE listed 250 security company, for its ThruVis people screening technology.
G4S will sell and support ThruVis in their operations in 19 European countries, with potential to include other technologies from Digital Barriers.
ThruVis detects items concealed under clothing, including non-metallics like explosives and ceramic knives, at stand-off distances of up to ten metres. It is mobile and is operationally ready for use, as confirmed by the US Transportation Security Administration, which has already conducted deployments of the platform in preparation for a wider rollout.
The AIM-listed company said that at the recent Government Security & Policing event in Farnborough, ThruVis was part of an official high throughput screening demonstration operated by G4S, where the technology achieved a screening rate of up to 1,000 people per hour at peak times - estimated to be more than five times faster than traditional security lanes.
ThruVis can also be used alongside the teh company's SmartVis Face solution, which raises alarms when concealed threats or people who may present a security risk enter protected locations.
Chief executive Zak Doffman said: "The addressable market for this solution is now being measured in many thousands of units over the coming years, which will deliver a very significant payback on the 10 years of development and investment that has resulted in this unique technology."
Shares in Digital Barriers were up 3.79% to 28.15p at 0849 BST.