One of the biggest issues within the securing of large public spaces, such as airports or sports venues, is that of concealed threats and in particular; explosives and guns.
A standoff surveillance security solution can be operated remotely to screen large crowds at stadiums and major events, transport hubs, and airports without the need to disturb them as they go about their business.
The Concealed Threat Detection system screens people quickly, up to one thousand (1,000) people per hour per unit, without them having to stop or form queues. The camera provides a "virtual pat-down" for security teams, spotting large, high-threat objects such as weapons or explosives at a distance of up to thirty (30) metres, helping to protect public spaces, events and transportation networks - anywhere crowds gather.
The systems are also deployed in custom halls or at border crossings to show concealed items such as contraband, as well as being used in retail warehouses to expose theft. The systems can detect metal or plastic weapons, explosives, liquids, drugs and currency - anything concealed underclothing.
The systems are completely passive - as harmless as a typical video camera - and non-invasive, as they do not reveal any sensitive anatomical details. The system’s potential to save lives by providing an early warning of a threat or as another layer of defence has led to an increase in their use around the world in the last few years. It presents a new potential in securing so-called soft targets such as transport hubs, shopping malls, stadiums and other public locations, as well as more traditional secure locations. Being deployed covertly makes it harder to be avoided as people are not aware that they are being screened.
Standoff surveillance systems are now a major tool in the fight against crime and terrorism in multiple countries around the world including the Middle East Asia and Africa.