Canadian Border Security will soon use Smiths Detection portable radiation detectors

Smiths Detection was recently awarded an order from the Canada Border Services Agency for its RadSeeker portable radiation detector.

RadSeeker will be used along the Canadian borders to enhance security and ramp up screening measures, especially at key entry points like Vancouver, Halifax and Montreal. It is used by governments around the world and helps to resolve nuclear threats and screen cargo.

RadSeeker is a hand-held, portable radiation detector and identifier able to distinguish radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other radiological materials. It was originally developed with help by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, a jointly staffed agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

"RadSeeker is best-in-class technology to help Canada protect its citizens from nuclear and radiological threats while maintaining a free flow of trade," Lance Roncalli, Smiths Detection's vice president of sales, said. "Its technological advantages, exceptional reliability and Smiths Detection's globally-recognized service and training, make it a cost-efficient way to detect radiation threats at Canada's borders."

Smiths Detection develops advanced security solutions for civil and military markets worldwide. Their products help to detect and identify chemical and biological agents, explosives radiological and nuclear threats, contraband, weapons and narcotics. Smiths employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.