Smiths Detection has added weapon detection to
its iCMORE family of smart and adaptable object recognition
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
Matt Clark, Vice President Technology, Smiths Detection,
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.”
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 approvals.
Aimed mainly at the cargo sector, lithium
battery detection is also available for the HI-SCAN 100100V-2is
Other scanners will follow in due course for both
the lithium battery and weapons module.