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Smiths Detection

X-Ray Screening and Explosives Detection Systems for Passengers, Baggage and Cargo

Smiths Detection has the most comprehensive range of detection technologies in the world today. It supplies x-ray and millimetre-wave security imaging systems, to screen passengers, baggage and air cargo.

1 Sheldon Square,
W2 6TT,
United Kingdom

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.

Integrated Checkpoint Solutions

The escalating challenges of new regulations, increasing passenger numbers and exacting business goals all demand more complex checkpoint security solutions.

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Ashgabat International Airport Reconstruction

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Smiths Detection Signs Agreement with Optosecurity

Smiths Detection has signed an agreement with Canada's Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced checkpoint enterprise software solution, which will improve the overall performance of security checkpoints and reduce their operational costs.

5 June 2014

HI-SCAN 6040-2is Gains Certification for Liquid Explosives Detection

Smiths Detection announces today that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU Standard Two Type C, under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS).

25 March 2014

HI-SCAN 6040aTiX Gains LEDS Certification

Smiths Detection has announced that its HI-SCAN 6040aTiX advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been certified by France's Service Technique de l'Aviation Civile (STAC) under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS). The system is approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU standard two type C and EU EDS standard two, and by the US TSA for checkpoints.

18 February 2014

Smiths Detection’s Mobile X-Ray System Uncovers 1.5t of Marijuana in Chile

Laval, Canada - Smiths Detection today announced its advanced mobile X-ray inspection solution, HCV Mobile, helped Chilean police uncover a 1.5t shipment of marijuana with a street value of some $4.6 million. In addition to the seizure of a vehicle carrying the drugs, 11 key suspects o

4 October 2009

Smiths Opens Production Plant for Advanced X-Ray Detection Systems

Wiesbaden - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has formally opened a high-tech production plant in Germany designed to meet the soaring global demand for its advanced x-ray scanning machines. The multi-million euro facility in Wiesbaden uses state-of-the

7 August 2008

US Headquarters

Smiths Detection Inc
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
United States of America

Global Head Office

1 Sheldon Square
W2 6TT
United Kingdom


6865 Century Avenue
Suite 3002
Mississauga Ontario
L5N 7K2

Newark, California

7151 Gateway Blvd
Newark, CA 94560
United States of America

Alcoa, Tennessee

3202 Regal Drive (US 80)
Alcoa, TN 37701
United States of America

Singapore (APAC Headquarters)

(APAC sales office - Except for countries listed on this page)
100 Beach Road
#20-06 Shaw Tower
Singapore 189702


Unit 5 Botany Grove Estate
14A Baker St
NSW, 2019


Room 3018 South Tower
Beijing Kerry Center
No.1, Guanghua Road Chaoyang District


Unit 412, Time Tower
MG Road
Gurgaon, 122002


Metro City Kamiyacho Bldg 3F
5-1-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku

New Zealand

1/180 Montgomerie Rd
Airport Oaks
Auckland 2022
New Zealand


Lot 8 Jalan SiLC 1
Kawasan Perindustrian SiLC 79200 Iskandar Puteri
Johor Bahru Johor


99/3 Moo 5, Kingkaew Road
Tambon Rachatheva, Amphur Bangplee
Samutprakarn Province 10540

France (covering Africa)

(covering Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta and the continent of Africa - excluding Egypt)
36 rue Charles Heller
94405 Vitry-sur-Seine


(EMEA sales office - except for countries listed on this page and Military sales)
Im Herzen 4
65205 Wiesbaden


Via Giotto 3
20835 Muggiò (MB)


Bergen 9
2993 LR Barendrecht


Oktyabrskaya Emb 104
Build 25
193079 St Petersburg


(Including Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
PO Box 48225 Dubai Airport Free Zone
Building 7W
Block A
Office 2052
United Arab Emirates

UK & Ireland

(Including Military & ER Sales in Europe & Africa) Century House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom

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