Smiths Detection awarded contract to upgrade New Zealand’s airport checkpoint security

Smiths Detection awarded contract to upgrade New Zealand’s airport checkpoint security

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security inspection technologies, has been awarded a contract to supply New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (AvSec) with advanced checkpoint security technology for its five major international airports: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wellington.

Smiths Detection will supply 35 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-ray machines. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, which meets international regulatory requirements in both the US and EU, ensures the highest level of security while improving the experience for both passengers and operators. The carry-on baggage scanner can speed up security screening by allowing passengers to leave laptops and liquids in their cabin baggage, as well as deliver cost savings to airports as it is the most energy-efficient checkpoint CT X-ray on the market. In addition, Smiths Detection will also supply:

  • The iLane.evo smart automatic tray return system, which delivers a steady flow of trays, removing bottlenecks and providing a seamless checkpoint journey.
  • The iCMORE Weapons algorithm supports security operators by identifying knives, guns, gun parts or ammunition concealed in bags.

Each piece of equipment is part of Smiths Detection’s integrated checkpoint and uses leading-edge technology designed to help increase security, improve passenger experience and enhance operational efficiency.

Ben Smith, Group Manager Strategic Development in the Aviation Security Service, said: “The new technology supplied by Smiths Detection will help AvSec continue to evolve and improve the New Zealand security screening system while also helping to enhance passenger facilitation and experience.”

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