Screening visitors & employees: Multilayered for minimum contact
With inmates entering in a controlled and isolated environment, smugglers and those seeking to do harm are increasing their focus on coercing non inmates – including employees and visitors – into illegal activities.
Screening these groups and their belongings, in addition to parcels, food, and materials deliveries, requires a multilayered approach to achieve the maximum performance, throughput, and return on investment (ROI)
Body Scanner: Body scanners used on inmates typically emit a minuscule amount of radiation. Regulations prevent these systems from being used on employees and visitors. As a result, technologies including advanced Millimeter Wave that accurately detect metallic and non-metallic weapons, IEDs, liquids and narcotics concealed under clothing without emitting any ionizing-radiation are growing in popularity and footprint.
X-ray: Personal property of visitors and employees, deliveries, parcels, and medical supplies – just to name a few – are major reasons why facilities are reevaluating their security programs to integrate robust X-ray screening. Pro tip – make sure the suppliers you speak to has multiple size, service, and power offerings that can grow with your facility and ensure minimum downtime.
Trace Detection (ETD): By detecting microscopic trace amounts of explosives and narcotics on numerous surfaces including skin, clothing, currency, and packaging, advanced ETD technology – both desktop and handheld – is playing a growing role in comprehensive security programs. With smugglers always innovating, trace detection uses a single swab to accurately detect and identify if the person or package has been in contact with explosives and/or narcotics.
There is no silver bullet to secure the “font of the house” as we often say in the industry. Through a multilayered approach that integrates different detection technologies, it can be accomplished. Don’t know where to start? Ask someone who has walked in your shoes and can prove it.