Smiths Detection Offers Reliable, Accurate Weapon Detection

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    iCMORE object recognition delivers new levels of security and

    WIESBADEN, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smiths Detection has added weapon detection to the innovative iCMORE
    family of smart and adaptable object recognition algorithms. iCMORE
    offers automatic detection of an ever expanding list of dangerous,
    prohibited and contraband goods. It provides invaluable support for
    security operators, customs officers and other controlling authorities.

    iCMORE is designed to identify threats and help combat the movement of
    unsafe, undeclared or illegal goods. “In doing so, it reduces the burden
    on image analysts and increases efficiency and detection accuracy,”
    commented Matt Clark, VP Technology, Smiths Detection. “The number of
    detectable items will continue to grow along with the range of systems
    offering the various algorithms. Following the introduction of lithium
    battery detection in 2018, weapon detection is the latest option to go
    live. We plan to expand the iCMORE family to include other contraband or
    dangerous goods.”

    Offering automatic detection of handguns (pistols, revolvers), gun
    parts, flick and fixed-blade knives (min. length ~6cm), the weapons
    module was developed for use in a range of applications such as aviation
    passenger checkpoints, critical infrastructure protection, prisons and
    customs. It is available for the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX and HI-SCAN 6040-2is
    scanners. A weapons algorithm for the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has also been
    developed and is now ready for customers to trial.

    The weapons kit is offered as an option on new systems or as an upgrade.
    Potential threats are framed and shown on the main system screen in
    tandem with the images from the explosives detection scan. The
    supplementary function does not affect any regulatory certifications or

    Deep learning is fundamental to artificial intelligence (AI) and Smiths
    Detection took this approach in developing the weapons algorithm –
    collaborating with customers to build a huge library of images from
    which the algorithm could ‘learn’. However, conventional methodology may
    also be employed in future to create iCMORE modules for the detection of
    substances, which do not present in consistent forms or shapes – such as
    drugs or currency.

    Aimed mainly at the cargo sector, lithium battery detection is also
    available for the HI-SCAN 100100V-2is and 100100T-2is. Other scanners
    will follow in due course for both the lithium battery and weapons


    Smiths Detection

    Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat
    detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders,
    urban security and the military. Our experience and history across more
    than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to deliver the solutions
    needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of
    explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and

    Our goal is simple – to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of
    movement upon which the world depends.

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    Karen Kulinski
    Global Marketing
    Director, Aviation
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