Airport Security

Access Control

Explosives Threat Detection

The use of explosives is recognised as the terrorist's first choice for a weapon of mass destruction and this is one reason that airports of all sizes are equipped with explosives detection systems - to protect both the critical infrastructure of the airport itself and to ensure passenger safety.

The Bruker Solution

The new Bruker DE-tector is a bench-top implementation of a system that detects traces of both drugs (narcotics) and explosives. It plays a key role in both air passenger security screening where it is found in combination with hand baggage X-ray systems. Additionally, the DE-tector plays a key role in Access Security Control where it is used at the entrances of critical infrastructure installations to identify personnel that might have been in contact with explosives materials; even HMEs (Home Made Explosives).

Access Security

Access Security extends further to the visitor entrances to prisons and remand centres where this technology is used to identify attempts to smuggle drugs to the inmates. Trace drug detection plays a significant role in the detection of contraband, and DE-tector is used in customs facilities to identify whether suspicious packages contain contraband drugs.

The Bruker RoadRunner

The Bruker RoadRunner - a battery-portable, hand-held, version of this technology that affords a greater degree of transportability; literally a "go anywhere" device. Just like the bench-top DE-tector, this technology will detect traces of both drugs and explosives. The hand-portable System helps users in major facilities to improve their productivity as the device can be carried round with them and suspicious packages tested at will. This lightweight system weighs less than 3,5Kg and features hot-swappable batteries for extended deployments.