Feb 22, 2023
Wilmington’s Liberty Defense To Sell Security Product To Airport
Toronto’s Pearson International will be the first airport to purchase Hexwave, Liberty’s walkthrough security detection portal.
The Hexwave technology allows people to walk through a security portal without having to remove items like phones, keys and wallets from their pockets or bag.
WILMINGTON, MA — Liberty Defense Holdings, which is based in Wilmington, has announced that it has received a Letter of Intent from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to purchase Liberty Defense’s Hexwave security system.
Hexwwave is a walkthrough security detection portal used to screen for potential threats.
The GTAA is expected to use Hexwave at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is located in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga and is Canada’s largest airport. Pearson would become the first airport to purchase Hexwave.
Liberty Defense did not say how many units of Hexwave GTAA planned to buy or give a dollar value for the purchase.
The Wilmington-based company recently began producing Hexwave after an extensive beta testing process that included trials at airports, including Pearson International, stadiums, places of worship and universities.
“As the first airport in the world to test Hexwave, we see the potential benefits of utilizing this innovative solution as part of our broader airport security program following further testing and evaluation,” said Dwayne MacIntosh, director of corporate safety and security for GTAA. “We were impressed with the Hexwave’s seamless screening during beta testing and look forward to working with Liberty Defense on the enhanced detection the Hexwave would bring to the airport.”
According to Liberty Defense, Hexwave technology allows people to walk through a security portal without having to remove items like phones, keys and wallets from their pockets or bag. This helps make the security process more efficient for a venue or airport and improves the experience for the person being screened.
“As airports continue to look at innovative ways to enhance security, technology like Hexwave provides a flexible solution that can be quickly deployed and moved to areas inside and outside the airport,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “We are thrilled that the GTAA will be continuing to work with Liberty Defense to bring the Hexwave to the Toronto Pearson Airport.”