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ODSecurity to exhibit their total contraband detection capability at ICPA, Antwerp

ODSecurity will be showing their total contraband detection capability including Sotor RS full body scanner, THEIA automatic threat recognition software and Central Database, at International Corrections and Prisons Association, in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 22-27 October 2023


The Sotor RS full-body scanner can detect anything within just 10 seconds, even non-metallic objects hidden under clothes, in natural cavities or within the human body.



ANTWERP, Belgium — The Sotor RS full-body scanner, combines ultra-low radiation with maximum visibility, making it extraordinarily safe and efficient. The Sotor can literally find anything that is either concealed inside or concealed on a person. It can detect anything within just 10 seconds, even non-metallic objects hidden under clothes, in natural cavities or within the human body. Previously these non-detectable items such as narcotics, explosives, precious stones, plastic weapons, or other contraband, could only be detected by using highly intrusive total body searches.

THEIA uses complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software, to automatically highlight and identify anomalies in scan images. THEIA is driven by machine learning algorithms. It has been trained on large collections of “negative” body scan images, i.e., images that are free of any contraband. These scans have taught THEIA what a negative scan should look like, and it has learned therefore to recognize anything that should not be part of a full body scan and highlight the anomaly to the operator. The symbiotic relationship between the operators and THEIA reduces operator error and improves overall safety within our prisons and custodial estates.

After the Soter and THEIA have made a scan, the Central Database captures all the person’s data, (be that an inmate, visitor, lawyer, or staff themselves), it will synchronize with previous data from previous scans, including those from other linked units, or establishments. This information is then accessible from all facilities that have a Soter RS Body Scanner in operation, in different locations, allowing data records to be shared from facility to facility. It allows staff in different locations to see the images taken in one establishment and compare it to another taken in a different location in a different time period.

Joost Deutekom said “The OD team are looking forward to demonstrating the total capability of the full OD system at ICPA. We believe that our package ensures that the duty of care to any person in a custodial setting is secured by making sure that their environment is safe from any smuggled contraband. The Soter RS Full Body Scanner, THEIA and Central Database fulfill that role by sharing knowledge.”

If you are visiting ICPA come and watch a demonstration. If you cannot, contact us, and we will arrange for a demonstration online, or put you in touch with one of our global agents.