Smiths Detection teams with Michael Stapleton Associates for immediate expert advice on threats to U.S. critical infrastructure
Smiths Detection Integrates SmartTech® with HI-SCAN X-Ray Screening Systems to Offer 24/7 Access to Detection Experts for Suspicious Package Resolution
Pine Brook, NJ, 19 July 2005 - Smiths Detection, the world’s leading provider of trace detection and x-ray security screening equipment, has entered into a relationship with Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA), the industry’s premier explosive detection security company. MSA is the manufacturer of SmartTech®, which utilizes high-speed, two-way video and audio system for remote bomb-detection verification. Smiths Detection’s SmartTech®-enabled HI-SCAN X-ray machines support security screeners with immediate threat analysis and consultation.
“In an effort to support our customers, Smiths Detection has teamed with MSA to provide another innovative and important layer in x-ray security screening,” said Bret Bader, Vice President and General Manager Civil Business, Smiths Detection, North America. “SmartTech® brings expert evaluation to security professionals screening packages in lobbies, court rooms, jails and points of critical infrastructure throughout North America.”
Screeners using Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN X-ray systems equipped with SmartTech® can instantly transmit suspect images of possible threats to the MSA Command Center in New York City. MSA bomb technicians, who are on alert 24/7, analyze the images and provide immediate interpretation and verification in real-time.
MSA bomb technicians include experts from elite law enforcement agencies such as the NYPD Bomb Squad. MSA bomb technicians have specific training in x-ray interpretation to identify improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and are graduates of the FBI Hazardous Device School (HDS).
“We are pleased to offer our Certified Security Services in tandem with Smiths Detection,” said Keith Mulcahy, Director of Sales and Marketing for Michael Stapleton Associates. “The Smiths Detection management team is constantly looking for innovative technology to compliment their solution-oriented approach to explosive detection security.”
SmartTech and Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 7555i are both DHS certified under the Anti-Terror Technology provision of the Safety Act. MSA is the only explosive detection security company in the United States that provides clients liability coverage in the event of a terrorist attack.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection, with North American operations based in Pine Brook, NJ, is one of four operating divisions of Smiths Group plc. Smiths Detection offers technologically advanced security solutions to detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. Employing trace detection technology together with Smiths Heimann X-ray imaging, Smiths Detection provides screening solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide.
About Michael Stapleton Associates:
Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA), founded in 1987, provides high-level security for corporations, landmarks, government agencies, and major non-governmental institutions. Michael Stapleton Associates was one of the first companies in the United States to receive Safety Act Certification by the Department of Homeland Security. MSA focuses on providing high-level perimeter security that emphasizes protection against explosive devices, biological agents, and potential high-risk intruders. MSA personnel possess extensive experience and training in Explosives, HazMat, First Responder Protocols, and Special Event VIP Protection. More information about the company can be found at www.mikestapleton.com.
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