Thruvision’s ultra-sensitive ‘body-heat’ cameras can detect hidden items (guns, drugs, money or stolen goods) without intrusive or time-consuming searches, and without revealing personal anatomical details. The products are gaining acceptance in a range of key markets, and the group’s financial performance is beginning to show the fruits of this labour. This note summarises the product, its advantages, and goes on to describe the markets which appear to hold most promise, and the growing evidence of success.
Thruvision has developed a range of exceptional cameras which rely on minute differences in body heat to betray the presence of something other than clothing on the individual. The technology is capable of detecting relatively small objects hidden deep under clothing and the company is starting to expand its product range.
The devices are able to detect both metallic and non-metallic items, without the need for the removal of clothing, and showing no personal body features to the camera operator. The subject can be moving, and does not need to be positioned in a “scanning zone” – the camera can simply monitor a stream of people as they walk past. These features combine to allow flexible and low-impact deployment and high throughput of search subjects.
Thruvision is working in a number of markets – in addition to the relatively obvious roles in Mass Transit, Aviation and Event/Location Entrance protection, the group is seeing significant success in Customs screening and Loss Prevention (checking staff members working in proximity to high value items). We describe some key attributes of these very different use cases and customer groups, and detail some of the evidence of recent success.
Thruvision is now, after many years of product development and sales channel maturation, seeing a significant level of demand arising in a number of geographies and markets. The product continues to evolve, reference sites are becoming more widespread, and the need for the solution is sadly as pervasive as ever. We await further developments in due course and expect to introduce financial estimates following Interim results towards the end of the calendar year.