Weapon and explosives detection systems market: challenges and opportunities.
The world would be a better place if there were no market weapon and explosives detection systems at all. Security professionals around the world would agree that, in a perfect world, public spaces and the people who use them would remain safe and secure. The truth is that we don’t live in that place, and the work that we do to advance technology to deliver a safer world is important.
With acts of violence causing 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year and terror on the rise, there are unique challenges that make up the core of the weapon and explosives detection systems market, presenting some unique opportunities. In the past, the most prevalent challenge has been the balance of convenience and security, typified by the type of experience shared by travelers in airports. With airports and flights established as desirable targets, individual scans at security checkpoints have become routine and expected. While ensuring that passengers remain safe, these scans slow the flow of traffic through security, exchanging convenience for security.
In public spaces such as concert venues, shopping malls, and schools, the balance often shifts in the other direction, exchanging tight security for convenient, free and direct access. With 65 school shootings in the continental United States so far in 2018, something needs to change. Both of these scenarios present clear challenges that security professionals are forced to address. In many cases shooters carried more than one weapon making the issue of detection all the more important, and while shootings in schools and houses of worship tend to occupy our focus, attacks in offices, retail establishments, and restaurants are more prevalent; detection is needed in all of these spaces.
In addition, new technologies such as 3D printing have allowed those who would commit acts of violence to purchase or create weapons that could defy traditional scans such as metal detectors, making them even more difficult to stop.
The opportunity, then, comes in the form of concealed weapons active imaging detection (CWAID) technology. By eliminating the need for individual checkpoints while monitoring individuals passing through in real time, CWAID technology does not exchange security for convenience, delivering both. The active imaging technology works in real-time to identify threats through machine learning algorithms, helping to identify not only existing weapons, but also learning as new types of weapons become available.
Bill Riker, President of Liberty Defense, had this to offer: “Concealed weapons active imaging detection technology presents a unique opportunity in the market to deliver both safety and convenience without compromising security efforts. This revolutionary technology will save lives.”
Public spaces and the people who use them are at risk. With HEXWAVE from Liberty Defense, we have a unique opportunity to secure these spaces using Concealed Weapon Active Imaging Detection.