Smiths Detection To Help Safeguard Teams, Staff And Visitors At Super Bowl™ XLVIII

Smiths Detection was awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to help provide security at Super Bowl™ XLVIII in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, 2 February.

Smiths Detection technologies will be featured as part of a layered security framework to help protect teams, staff, and visitors at the Super Bowl from a broad range of potential threats. The systems include handheld Multi-Mode Treat Detectors (MMTD) and SABRE 5000 units, both used to detect trace amounts of hazardous materials in the air, including explosives and toxic industrial chemicals.

Lance Roncalli, Managing Director, Americas, for Smiths Detection, said: “The Super Bowl is one of the most high-profile events in the world and our advanced threat detection technologies will play a critical role in helping security personnel keep everyone safe. Our systems are already used to secure many similar U.S. venues, and being chosen for this iconic game is a particular source of pride for us.”

MMTD is a rugged, handheld device used in harsh environments for the rapid detection and identification of explosives, narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. For Multi- Mode Threat Detector technical specifications, please click here.

SABRE 5000 is a small, light handheld system used to screen for trace amounts of explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals or narcotics. For SABRE 5000 technical specifications, please click here.


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 layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three 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.