US TSA deploys Digital Barriers' ThruVis camera technology

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed Digital Barriers' ThruVis public safety solution to protect high profile events from terrorist attacks.

The ThruVis is a camera technology that has been designed to detect objects such as weapons and explosives concealed under clothing.

This technology is claimed to operate without compromising passenger throughput, safety or privacy.

Using varying levels of natural Terahertz energy emitted by people, objects and their surrounding environment, ThruVis highlights any concealed objects.

Digital Barriers CEO Zak Doffman said: "The fact that ThruVis has now been deployed successfully in the US to help protect high profile events, as part of the preparation for wider deployments, is a real game changer for this unique solution. In total, more than $100m of public and private money has now been invested in developing ThruVis.

“For the first time, it's possible to successfully detect body-worn concealed weapons and explosives being carried into public spaces, hardening soft targets against terrorist attacks."

Digital Barriers was awarded a $1.65m contract by the TSA in September last year to install ThruVis to protect mass transit systems and other public spaces across the US from terror attacks.

The remotely-operated technology was used during the Christmas 2016 travel surge period and as part of security measures at specific locations during National Security Special Events (NSSE) earlier this year.