Copenhagen Airport adds Smiths Detection’s eqo Advanced People Screening System to Checkpoints

Copenhagen Airport has installed 18 of Smiths Detection’s advanced eqo millimetre-wave scanners to meet new EU regulatory requirements for enhanced passenger screening. It is the largest single deployment of eqo in Europe.

The eqo portal which can detect threat items of any material hidden beneath clothing, will be used for additional checks at central and transit checkpoints when alarms or suspicions are raised during primary screening.

Passengers are scanned in seconds, providing an immediate result to the checkpoint officer who can see where eqo has identified any suspicious area on the body. A localised search greatly simplifies the process compared to the full body pat-down needed when traditional metal detector alarms go off.

Johnnie Müller, Head of Security at the airport said “Copenhagen Airports is satisfied with enhancing the security performance of our checkpoints with the introduction of the eqo security scanner. The technology raises the detection capability to comply with new EU regulations while at the same time improving the experience of our passengers. Integrating seamlessly into our existing checkpoints, the eqo security scanner is a welcome addition to the security infrastructure of the airport.”

eqo is installed in airports around the world and is also used in prison, military, customs and other critical infrastructure applications.


Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries