Scan-X Security helped to secure the AGM for a household name UK bank by providing 2 x-ray bag scanners and 3 archway metal detectors. The archway metal detectors were of the type normally used in UK airports, having excellent discrimination capabilities. The x-ray machines were from Nuctech, who have gained excellent feedback on the clarity of the images generated from one of the UK’s most major sporting events. Scan-X also provided an onsite engineer to supervise the equipment which is something we offer as an option to all of our clients if they would like it.
We quite possibly have the largest rental fleet of 45 X-ray machines and 55 Archway metal detectors in the UK. We are well placed to help with any rental needs from 1 day upwards at short notice.
Scan-X Security are the sole UK partner of human prescence detection provider MicroSearch. This clever technology allows the location of clandestines, or people hiding covertly, normally in vehicles. The use of 4 sensors which compare the level of background vibration to that in a vehicle allows the location of people hiding covertly through the vibration that is caused by a human heartbeat. This makes it impossible for anyone hiding to avoid detection. Scan-X can provide this technology by both sale and leasing options. We’ve built on a long track record with MicroSearch by providing 2 systems to correctional facilities in the UK. Operators of the system can be trained to use it quickly. Once sensors are attached results are normally available in a matter of seconds.
With the increase in human trafficking and refugee flows cause by an unstable world such technology is increasingly relevant to transport and cargo companies who are legally liable for clandestines entering the UK via their vehicles. So if you’re in this sector its important to ensure compliance with all required legislation. To discuss how we can help you in this area in an initial no obligation discussion please get in touch any time.
Security and Counter Terror
With an extensive track record in protecting events from large sporting events to smaller AGMs and VIP visits its appropriate that Scan-X Security were selected to provide the x-ray machines and metal detection archways to secure the premier event for our own industry. Security and Counter Terror is the go to event for security professionals to learn about the latest developments in security screening technology. Scan-X provided security x-ray machines and metal detection archways at the main entrance to the prestigious Olympia site. If you’re thinking about going, next year Security and Counter Terror is on 6th to 7th March 2018.
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