Thanks for your Support

Scan-X Security would like to thank all our guests and visitors at the recent Passenger Terminal Conference in Amsterdam. This annual event is the premier event for aviation security professionals. Our prescence was timely as while we there we were announced as the sole supplier of Nuctech products to the United Kingdom.

This means the same Scan-X team that work with Nuctech on such prestigious clients as HM Prison service and the Home Office can expand on our existing range of products to offer body scanners, CT machines, cargo screening baggage x-ray machines and explosive and narcotics trace detection equipment. Our existing prescence at UK airports continues to grow and we look forward to seeing and protecting more people airside in the future.

Contact us on the details below to find out more and we’ll be glad to help.

We’re Hiring!

Due to continued expansion and security operations within the aviation sector, Scan-X Security are now looking to recruit a field service engineer based in the south of the UK with easy access to London and the surrounding regions.
The ideal candidate would have experience in the industry but it’s not essential.
The successful candidate will receive an excellent salary and a fully financed vehicle.
Please contact us via or call on 01922 455 222.

Aviation Protection

Physical security leaders Scan-X Security have recently been selected to provide and support security screening equipment at one of the UK’s newest fixed based operators. With a business that provides support services to private fliers – many of whom are household names – security screening from a trusted vendor is paramount.

Scan-X were selected to provide dual view security x-ray machines to screen baggage. Required by recent legislation dual view x-ray imaging allows operators to see inside baggage from 2 angles. Enabling greater clarity and therefore security. Trace detection technology was also provided to screen for explosives and narcotics, and is capable of finding minute quantities of either.

Scan-X also installed archways from leading archway metal detection provider Ceia. Noted for their high quality and sensitivity, these are the brand of archways you would see in 90% of UK airports and Scan-X are working closely with Ceia.

A further reason for Scan-X’s selection in addition to the quality of the equipment was the quality of the support and speed of response offered by the Scan-X team. With more than 80% of Scan-X business consisting of repeat orders, particularly in the form of service contracts, our client can be confident that we will be here for them for the long term.

The Dual View Experts

Scan-X continue to supply dual view x-ray machines to key sites in the country. Recent client wins include sites at key air hubs – Stanstead, London City and Heathrow. The nature of these sites means that the maximum uptime is required from security screening equipment. 2 factors are therefore key. Firstly the quality of the machines themselves is of course vital. Secondly the ability of the Scan-X team to support the equipment supplied with both pre-emptive and reactive maintenance. In both of these criteria Scan-X checked all of the boxes with flying colours leading to our selection.

In addition to x-ray machines Scan-X provided a number of TR2000 DB-A trace detectors, providing screening for a wide range of explosives and narcotics simultaneously in a highly convenient desktop form factor.

If you would like to see a demonstration of the above equipment – or know more about us in general – please call or email us any time.

The Sports Supporters

Scan-X Security have been confirmed once again as the physical security screening supplier to two of the UK’s largest sporting tournaments. The high quality of the images provided by the x-ray machines and airport standard archways played a key role in our repeat selection for this year following successful delivery in 2016. A further factor in our selection being the experience and professionalism of the Scan-X engineering team which was an important consideration for these household name events.

In 2017 Scan-X will supply 52 x-ray machines and 25 archway metal detectors from our large inventory to these 2 high profile events.

Scan-X helps to secure Radio 1Xtra live!

Customer safety is the first thing on any organisers list when organising a big event. As  well as manned security, metal detection archways and handheld wands are also high priority.

On the 8th of October 2016 the Echo Arena Liverpool held Radio 1Xtra’s huge live event including performing acts such as Craig David, Professor Green and Sean Paul. A high profile event which saw more than 10,000 people attend.Scan-X were able to draw on their extensive track record in event security, and advise the client on how best to balance security with the need for a high throughput of guests. The event required 14 metal detection archways and 50 handheld wands.

Scan-X pride themselves on speedy install and speedy take-down,  their engineers use their experience from previous events such as major sporting events to ensure safety.

If our services can be of any help to you please contact us!


We will be exhibiting!

Visit Stand F35 to meet with Scan-X Security & Ensco as they launch the new Microsearch G4.0 System to the UK market.

This new system detects and deters clandestines and helps to enhance security. It is faster, quicker and more precise than visual inspections. This system tracks, analyses and retrieves to prove that the industry standards are met.

It detects heartbeats in vehicles. It is attached by two sensors to either end of the vehicles that detects the heartbeats. The system allows you to see which sensor is generating more activity making it easier to detect the person inside. It allows the operator to easily determine if the system is actively working in the situation and helps to identify locations where vibrations may be present and determine if wind or other vibrations are present.

It can provide real-time feedback on wind speed and direction. It can capture and image of the vehicle under the test which may include the license plate. It then allows those images to be added to database for future reference.

Whilst at the expo, why not visit another of our suppliers Nuctech.

We look forward to seeing you on Stand F35 at UK Security Expo!


Scan-X Security – We’re about people as well as products!

Scan-X Security are known for providing the technology for protecting people through security x-ray and metal detection for household name clients such as the Royal Mail. We’re not just about providing the technology though.

We never forget that what we do is ultimately all about people. Protecting lives and reputations by preventing harm. Protecting the bottom line through the loss prevention uses that metal detection technology has. We’re well placed to offer advice and direction including the how to manage the balance between throughput and security that is an issue for larger sites especially. Our vast amount of experience has included work for dozens of clients in industries that include outsourced facilities and security companies, the public sector, events and festivals and private sector companies from a range of sectors.

Scan-X can also provide experienced onsite engineers for your business to manage the equipment. These are the same experienced team that support the Border Force on key vehicle screening systems. So if your own in house team needs support we are here for you.

As well as all this we can also provide support and service contracts on selected security screening equipment that has been provided by other manufacturers. To find out more please give us call anytime. We value the personal approach!


Field Service Engineer Required

Due to a large increase in sales and service contracts, Scan-X Security is recruiting for Field Service Engineers.


Job title:              Field Service Engineer


The successful candidate would be UK based and be supplied with a vehicle, phone and laptop computer.


Essential Responsibilities:

•Perform total system level trouble-shooting on complex multi-symptom problems.

•Assist in Account Sales visits, help train others where necessary, and identify Sales opportunities and communicate them to account team.

•Assist in the growth and direction of business in geographic area.

•Responsible for Warranty and PPM of systems



• Engineer will be responsible for servicing, installation and repair of security x-ray machines. The ideal candidate would have previous experience in this field or have experienced in a relevant sector such as electrical systems or electronics perhaps with a degree in these areas.

•Identify and report any and all customer quality or compliance concerns immediately to the Quality Organization.

•Participate in continuous improvement activities by identifying and appropriately escalating process and product quality gaps, providing solutions when possible.


Salary: To be discussed.

X-Ray Machines and Metal Detectors – not just for security

Often, we think of x-ray machines and metal detection archways being deployed in an organisation to improve security. Their common purpose is to discover concealed metallic weapons or explosives and prevent harm to staff and visitors.  These technologies have many other applications though. Perhaps some of these relate to your business?


Retail Loss Prevention is a frequent use for archway metal detectors (sometimes known by the term “AMD”).  The ability to detect small quantities of metal means that theft can be detected instantly. Common examples including the location of coins, clothing tags and jewellery. Other high value items could be SIM cards, mobile phones, USB drives and other electronic items. These items can be valuable in their own right and have a secondary value for the data they might contain. Our clients who use this technology for loss prevention report a significant reduction in shrinkage of at least 50%. This can be attributed to the practical effect of the technology and also the powerful psychological deterrent of requiring a would-be thief to pass through a metal detection archway.


Where x-ray machines are concerned, their ability to penetrate solid objects makes them a valuable safety tool for finding impurities in certain products. For example, in food products such as fish or even a less obvious product like coffee. Metal impurities which may cause serious harm can be found and removed at an early stage in the production process. Protecting lives and corporate reputations, as well as saving money.


If you are interested in deploying x-ray machines or metal detection technology – for whatever purpose – our team are here to provide the benefit of years of experience across a range of company environments. In addition to advising about technology we can provide a full brief on the legal requirements that apply.  Our large internal stocks means that if the technology is right for your business, we are likely to able to help.