Security camera detects concealed weapons, bombs with ‘100% accuracy,’ inventor claims

“There will be increased take-up of the technology in Europe over the next two years,” Zak Doffman, head of Digital Barriers

A man is screened with a backscatter x-ray machine as travellers go through a TSA security checkpoint in terminal 4 at LAX in Los Angeles

ThruVision was originally developed to map the Earth’s ozone layer, but will now be used to detect hidden weapons and explosives as well as smuggled contraband.
The sensor, made by Oxford-based Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), is said

to detect dangerous, concealed items through many layers of clothing.

Manufacturers claim the scanner scores a 100 percent success rate at detecting threats.

RAL sold the technology to another firm Digital Barriers for less than a million pounds in 2012, and it is now thought to be used by a number of security agencies.

“The phones have rung hot in the past week,” he added.

Digital Barrier’s do not name their clients, but Doffman claimed, “ThruVision will become a mainstream technology in multiple places over the next three years.”

It is claimed that a number of arms firms, including BAE Systems, Qinitieq and Rolls Royce have seen their share prices bounce since the November 13 Paris attacks.

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