Copenhagen Airport installs Smiths units for security screening

The eqo body scanner from Smiths Detection | Courtesy of Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection announced Thursday that the Copenhagen Airport has installed 18 of the company's eqo millimeter-wave units to meet European Union regulatory standards.

According to the announcement, the scanners are able to complete a passenger's evaluation within seconds and are able to relay any positive results to appropriate checkpoint and security officers while noting where on the person the suspicious material was located. The company states that the scanners are also able to detect threat materials underneath clothing.

“Copenhagen Airport is satisfied with enhancing the security performance of our checkpoints with the introduction of the eqo security scanner," Johnnie Müller, head of Copenhagen Airport Security, said. "The technology raises the detection capability to comply with new E.U. regulations while at the same time improving the experience of our passengers. Integrating seamlessly into our existing checkpoints, the eqo security scanner is a welcome addition to the security infrastructure of the airport.”

These scanners are used in corrections, military, customs and airport facilities on a global scale. The scanners offer privacy to passengers as a generic graphic representation is used to alert personnel to any material the system finds.

Smiths Detection specializes in security and detection solutions for military and civil markets, and works in the development and manufacture of government-regulated technology and products that are able to detect weapons, narcotics and other forms of contraband. 

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