Congresswoman Esty Visits Smiths Detection Connecticut Operations

Smiths Detection welcomed U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) today to its Danbury, Connecticut facility which designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of products to support and protect the U.S. military, first responders and homeland security operations.

Congresswoman Esty toured the facility and addressed the 130-plus employees about how continued growth in the fields of technology and innovation is critical to both the Connecticut and U.S. economies. She also took the opportunity to thank the business for its efforts in keeping military and emergency responders safe while strengthening national security.

Paul Delvisco, Danbury Site Head, Smiths Detection said: “We appreciate Congresswoman Esty visiting our facility and seeing first-hand how our employees contribute to both the security of our country and our local economy. Smiths Detection has consistently invested in facilities like Danbury to offer innovative security and safety solutions, training and service. These help protect our fellow citizens and support the continued free flow of trade so critical to economic growth.”

Smiths Detection – Danbury specializes in providing the military, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and emergency responders with handheld and portable solutions for chemical, biological, radiological and explosives detection and identification. Specifically, the Danbury location manufactures flagship products such as HazMatID Elite, a portable identifier of suspicious substances, GUARDION, a portable unknown chemical identifier and mixture analysis system, and RadSeeker, a handheld, rugged, and highly accurate isotope detector and identifier which was specifically designed to meet the U.S. DHS mission requirements for identifying varied nuclear threats.


Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing advanced security technologies, Smiths Detection has plants in eight U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states. For more information on its U.S. operations: U.S. Fact Book.