Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security.

Complete solutions for changing airport security needs

Airports, airlines and authorities worldwide choose Smiths Detection’s extensive expertise in integrated solutions that are designed for optimal security, scalability and efficiency in order to ensure the security of passengers, customers and infrastructure.

Smiths Detection offers everything from standard off-the-shelf products to complete, individually tailored solutions. We have all the proven expertise, experience and backup you need, all from one source. Put your trust in us for high-quality equipment, reliability and a global service footprint.

Integrated checkpoints for airports

Our integrated checkpoint solutions help customers achieve the highest levels of security and efficiency.

At the security checkpoint, all passengers and their hand baggage are screened using a variety of Smiths Detection products and technologies including X-ray, millimetre-wave and trace detection.
Passenger baggage is screened for explosives and other threats with the HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX X-ray system - aTiX also spots the presence of liquids, automatically highlighting potential threats.
Hold baggage is screened with HI-SCAN 10080 XCT high-speed checked baggage EDS which combines X-ray with full 3D volumetric CT imaging.
Rapid inspection of air cargo with dual view HI-SCAN 145180-2is, specifically designed to meet the needs of warehouses, carriers, forwarders and couriers.
People screening with eqo, which incorporates automated detection and is designed for ease of communication between the operator and person being screened.

Complete solutions comprise a range of services, including planning, design, commissioning, integration and lifetime service.

Scalable hold-baggage solutions for wide-ranging airport operations

We have more than 40 years of experience in aviation security. Our comprehensive hold baggage solutions (HBS) portfolio offers scalability, designed to be integrated into small airports, multi-terminal and multi-airport installations alike.

Comprehensive air cargo screening

The air cargo industry is growing in parallel with passenger travel, but it has its own unique risks. Our extensive range of detection solutions is designed to ensure operators and service providers are confident that cargo will arrive at its destination safely, detecting potential threats that may compromise operations.

Global support for airport security solutions

Smiths Detection operates globally and has strong links with distributors and representatives, allowing the company to provide complete sales and service support to airport industry clients worldwide.

Manufacturing facilities are located in Germany, France, the UK, Malaysia and the US, with some also operating as research and development (R&D) centres of excellence. Sales and service centres in 17 countries provide global coverage.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is one of five operating divisions of Smiths Group, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Employing over 23,000 people in more than 50 countries, Smiths Group is a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, delivering products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide.

With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Our goal is simple: to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends. For more information, visit our website or fill out the enquiry form on this page.