One of the core elements of any safety and security platform is the effectiveness and operational efficiency of its equipment. Current explosives detection methods include X-Ray machines, K-9s, and devices that utilize 30+ year old IMS technology.
In short, x-ray machines do not themselves detect for explosives. Rather, they allow trained operators to look at objects contained within bags and other containers to help determine if there are any signs of the existence of explosives (i.e., wires, a timer, etc.). In contrast, K-9s and IMS technology essentially detect the presence of explosives molecules found in the air (K-9s) and on clothing, bags, etc. for machines using IMS technology. While K-9s can be effective, we all know that they lose focus over time, and can therefore have limited periods of effectiveness in a given day. They also require a handler and regular training, among other things, all of which make the use of K-9s expensive and, hence, not a widely used option
Devices using IMS technology are usually stationary, take time to detect explosives, and most importantly, they must come into direct contact with explosives molecules. Thus, for example, they cannot detect explosives that are hidden in a bag, a package, or on a person unless air or physical explosives molecules are actually collected and then analyzed.
Raymond Lopez, FBI Agent and Supervisor of the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit (Ret.), tested Biosecumax’s explosives detection device over the course of three days under actual in-field conditions, and stated thatcompared to traditional explosives detection methods which require considerable time and effort to detect and confirm for explosives, this new device, with an innovative sensor, is clearly the next generation of explosives detection.
Biosecumax, Inc.’s ChemiFluorescence (CF) sensor technology analyzes air molecules near a subject target (luggage, package, automobile, etc.) to detect the presence of explosives, all without ever having to come into contact with dangerous explosives materials nor opening suspect baggage, packages, etc. Thus, it is capable, and in fact, has been proven effective in recent official testing under live field conditions, to detect explosives that are hidden in bags, packages, warehouse buildings, and automobiles in parked lots. The CF sensor detects all nitro-based molecules – which represents approximately 95% of all known explosives compounds, including TNT, PETN, HMX, etc.
Biosecumax currently has two models of their explosives detection devices utilizing their proprietary CF sensor technology. Both are hand-held devices that allow for use in multiple theaters, ranging from indoor facilities, to outdoor parking garages, storage building, etc. The CF sensor technology can also be retrofitted to existing security platforms, including x-ray and metal detectors, and full-body scanners.
Biosecumax will publicly unveil its CF technology at an Investor and Public Relations event on July 26, 2018. It will be hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority at their offices in Tysons Corner, VA.
Biosecumax is the new leader in the security and safety industry with its core biometrics technology and innovative explosives detection sensor technology. Its core values come from researching and developing innovative, all-new security and safety technologies that contribute to a safer world.