UK-based security company Smiths Detection has partnered with Dutch firm GRASP Innovations to incorporate GRASP’s sensor technology into Smiths Detection’s security checkpoints.

Based in Breukelen, GRASP uses technology-driven data to provide insights for optimising the use of resources and infrastructure in security situations.

The company’s sensors are designed to provide data on passenger flows to allow resources to be allocated better.

They are claimed to enhance operational efficiency when integrated with Smiths Detection’s security screening equipment.

GRASP CEO Robert Schuur said: “We are thrilled to announce this collaboration.

“Smiths Detection is one of the greats in our industry, in terms of technology, install base, and with experienced leadership.

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“As we’re focused on successfully scaling our business, this initiative comes at the right time for us, to provide Smiths Detection with a unique and powerful solution.”

The companies have also agreed to take up new opportunities within the industry and interact with current clients to ‘prove the potential added value’ of this partnership.

They will exhibit their shared solution at the Passenger Terminal Expo convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which will take place on 14-16 March.

Smiths Detection’s working with GRASP is part of its Ada Initiative, which aims to combine the software, hardware and algorithms of various vendors via open architecture.

Smiths Detection Digital global director Cymoril Métivier said: “Smiths Detection is committed to helping our customers achieve their security and operational goals.

“Through our collaboration with GRASP, we’ll be able to provide our customers with invaluable data to improve safety and operational efficiency to the benefit of operators and passengers alike.”

Based in London, Smiths Detection develops threat detection and security screening technology that aims to protect people and infrastructure.

Last month, the company introduced iCMORE Prohibited Items, an AI-powered solution that can automatically identify potential risk items at airport security checkpoints.