Weapons detection
tech company partners with G4S


G4S will use ThruVis to provide enhanced security at public and private events to uncover potential threats concealed under clothing without disrupting the flow of people. ThruVis is a special camera that is mobile, discreet and rapidly deployable. It has been used effectively by government agencies around the world and is now being made available in the broader event space for the first time.

Eric Alexander, Managing Director, G4S Events commented:

“G4S is embracing cutting edge-technology and working with industry partners such as Digital Barriers to provide solutions that protect the public from sophisticated and covert threats. G4S is supporting this technology as a unique way to secure event venues, significantly enhancing traditional security measures such as metal detectors and baggage checks.

“ThruVis provides a higher level of protection and deterrence whilst reducing queue times, improving the visitor experience, and because it’s a passive camera it does so without any issues of safety or privacy. Given recent events we see this as an inevitable additional security measure that will rapidly become commonplace.”

G4S secures millions of people annually at events including the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Open championship at St Andrew’s and British Summer Time Hyde Park, as well as securing events at many large venues such as ExCeL and the O2.

ThruVis provides a higher level of protection and deterrence whilst reducing queue times, improving the visitor experience, and because it’s a passive camera it does so without any issues of safety or privacy.

Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Barriers commented:

"Our partnership with G4S will help to secure public spaces and event venues globally, providing an additional layer of security that is not in place today. ThruVis has already been used around the world by government agencies to protect the public from acts of terrorism, now we hope to extend this to help protect the public from attacks on so-called soft target locations."

About Digital Barriers

Digital Barriers provides visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, delivering zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks, including cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud, utilizing significantly less bandwidth than standard technologies. The Group’s rapidly-installed fixed and mobile solutions for covert, remote and wide-area deployments, as well as vehicle and body-worn applications, have been sold into more than fifty countries, and have been proven in some of the world's most demanding operational environments. The Group also provides advanced video content analysis and body scanning to identify safety concerns and threats in real-time.

For more information on Digital Barriers, visit www.digitalbarriers.com

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