Digital Barriers provides unique security systems
for international airports around the world

Site & perimeter
security solutions

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Aviation Security

Aviation Security



Site and perimeter security solutions

​​Airports can have perimeters where the installation of fixed CCTV is simply not viable.

But Digital Barriers’ highly adaptable visually intelligent surveillance technology offers a cost-effective solution to guarding against trespassing, vandalism and theft.

We can provide a targeted mobile security system that will alert airport staff and allow them to see live video of any intrusion.   

SmartVis, our world-class video analytics technology, will detect when a person is present but ignore nuisance alarms caused by adverse weather, animals, camera movement, shadows or variable lighting.

It is certified by the UK Government’s i-LIDS® scheme as an approved primary detection system for perimeter security.

SmartVis-linked cameras can be moved around easily to target any gaps in existing security or monitor known trouble spots.

The system can also be hosted in the cloud, avoiding the need for costly investment in servers and maintenance.

EdgeVis Shield, our integrated surveillance platform solution, can combine all this technology with existing infrastructure and covert ground sensors. These sensors can be moved around in targeted areas to provide fast and reliable alerts.

Control rooms and tactical response units receive an immediate view of alarm events – including access to real-time video from fixed cameras as well as staff's EdgeVis Body Worn cameras.

Our EdgeVis Live technology was specifically developed to overcome the problems of streaming video over low bandwidth wireless networks. It will reliably deliver real-time video and audio even over GPRS/2G/Satellite connections at bandwidths as low as 9kbps.

There are significant savings in data too because our unique technology uses around 60% less bandwidth than other standards-based systems.

Even over constrained networks, our innovative technology offers the option to zoom in and retrieve high-resolution images.

Digital Barriers' technology can target specific areas, providing a more accurate interpretation of suspicious activity as well as offering remote live viewing and camera control for visual confirmation of intrusions and an intelligent response.

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Mass transit screening
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Aviation Screening

Aviation Screening


Mass transit screening for airline passengers​

​The heightened threat of terrorist attacks all around the world has focused attention on the safety and protection of airline passengers.

Screening people at airports presents many problems, though, as there are practical and cultural constraints to be considered, especially where large numbers are involved.  

Airport authorities want to avoid hindering internal staff from doing their job or adding to lengthening passenger queues

ThruVis, our revolutionary passive people-screening camera, can provide a secondary check for concealed weapons and suicide bombs without disrupting the movement of passengers or staff with access to restricted areas.

Units can be fixed or portable, require no infrastructure and can be set up in minutes where people would not expect.

They can be deployed covertly at airport entrances, allowing checks to be made before anyone reaches baggage queues and security chokepoints.

Ours is the only technology of its kind capable of detecting objects of virtually any material, even under multiple layers of clothing.

It will spot hidden explosives and liquids, and in tests at a range of up to 15 metres was 100-per-cent successful in identifying anyone wearing a bomb vest or carrying a hidden weapon.

TeraHertz cameras gather instant images with no harmful effects to the human body and avoid any invasion of privacy because no anatomical details of the person being scanned are revealed.

Images can be streamed in real-time to staff with mobile devices or command and control centres.

Units can work on a stand-alone basis or be integrated into existing security management systems.

ThruVis’s potential to save lives by providing an early warning of a threat has led to an increase in its use around the world in the last year.

It is now a major deterrent in the fight against crime and terrorism in 10 countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the Middle East and Asia.

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Kerb to gate security

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Recent events have shown that terrorist attacks are no longer confined to an airport's secure areas or in-flight.

The whole airport is now vulnerable and keeping suicide bombers and terrorists with automatic weapons away from crowded areas has become of paramount importance.

ThruVis, Digital Barriers’ award-winning body-screening technology, is pushing the threat out to kerbside, using passive camera technology.

It can be deployed covertly at airport entrances to check individuals for hidden firearms and bomb vests before they reach baggage queues and security checkpoints.

Units can be deployed to screen an individual’s front and back simultaneously as they pass through entrance ways.

This can be done in a respectful, non-invasive and efficient manner without significantly disrupting people’s movement.

ThruVis also provides a speedy virtual pat-down of passengers in security lanes, highlighting non-metals that won’t show up on metal detectors, such as plastics, ceramics, liquids, gels and powders.

Early screening for potential threats can be enhanced with SmartVis Face, our powerful facial-recognition software, which will identify targets on a watchlist in real time.

SmartVis Face detects, identifies and verifies individuals quickly and accurately from CCTV footage and images captured on mobile phones.

Unlike other technologies, which rely on the subject looking directly at the camera in steady lighting, Digital Barriers’ solution can analyse faces in a non-controlled environment from a variety of angles and distances. 

Cameras at natural pinch-points such as escalators, entrance ways, ticket machines, check-in desks, baggage drops, cafes and duty-free areas can check travellers against databases of known high-risk individuals.

With matches identified in real time, potential threats can be discreetly diverted by security staff for further investigation before the person of interest gets to crowded security checkpoint areas.

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Internal staff screening

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Solving the insider threat

When it comes to smuggling a bomb on board a plane, the possibility of a ground worker or member of the air crew placing something into a bag is a very real threat.

How, though, can airport authorities bring in more detailed checks without hindering staff from doing their job?

ThruVis, Digital Barriers' passive, people-screening camera, provides a potentially life-saving extra layer of security as well as reducing the risk of theft.

Our fixed and mobile camera units offer high-throughput, non-invasive screening to verify that the trust placed in staff is justified.

ThruVis is the only technology of its kind capable of detecting hidden, person-borne objects of virtually any material.

Our TeraHertz-imaging cameras will highlight a concealed weapon, explosives, liquids and contraband, even under multiple layers of clothing.

ThruVis has been proven in detecting theft from warehousing and factories and can be utilised to screen anyone entering or leaving staff-only zones at airports, like baggage handling, airside cargo and maintenance areas.

The camera unit can be hidden from view, which does not affect its operation or sensitivity, but prevents staff from determining how the screening is working.

This avoids interfering with their movement, while still acting as a huge deterrent.

Our SmartVis SafeZone video analytics can be deployed for existing cameras (analogue or IP types) as well as new ones to detect intrusion close to baggage-handling conveyors and machinery.

As SafeZone can operate on infrared and thermal camera images, a mixed deployment of camera technologies can be realised to ensure detection of people under all lighting scenarios.

Additional technology is available from Digital Barriers that enables video to be streamed in real time to staff with mobile devices and integrated into existing security management systems for command and control centres.

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Customs and border screening

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Customs Screening


Customs AND BORDER screening

Customs authorities face significant operational challenges all around the world identifying concealed contraband, narcotics and prohibited goods.

Conventional screening tools, though, are typically restricted to the detection of metallic objects.

ThruVis, our innovative people-screening camera, is the only technology of its kind capable of detecting plastics, ceramics and liquids hidden under clothing.

Compact units can be set up within minutes to screen people at checkpoints.

Safe, simple to deploy and highly effective, ThruVis's TeraHertz cameras gather instant images with no harmful effects to the human body and avoid any invasion of privacy because no anatomical details of the person screened are revealed.

Our unique technology enables quick, respectful and non-confrontational screening of people as well as capturing images to support successful convictions.

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ThruVis technology can see through some materials, making discreet screening an option. The diagram below shows how walk-through screening could potentially be implemented discreetly.

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Differences in contrast between object and subject are highlighted, enabling operators to intervene and carry out further assessment without compromising the high throughput of cross-border traffic.

ThruVis has successfully passed rigorous government evaluation and is a proven, cost-effective approach to screening people at border entry points, delivering a swift return on investment and also acting as a long-term deterrent.

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