Security camera detects concealed weapons, bombs with ‘100% accuracy,’ inventor claims

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ThruVision was originally developed to map the Earth’s ozone layer, but will now be used to detect hidden weapons and explosives as well as smuggled contraband.

The sensor, made by Oxford-based Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), is said to detect dangerous, concealed items through many layers of clothing.

Manufacturers claim the scanner scores a 100 percent success rate at detecting threats.

RAL sold the technology to another firm Digital Barriers for less than a million pounds in 2012, and it is now thought to be used by a number of security agencies.

There will be increased take-up of the technology in Europe over the next two years whereas prior to that the focus had been on Asia,” Zak Doffman, head of Digital barriers told the Telegraph newspaper.

The phones have rung hot in the past week,” he added.

Digital Barrier’s do not name their clients, but Doffman claimed “ThruVision will become a mainstream technology in multiple places over the next three years.

It is claimed that a number of arms firms, including BAE Systems, Qinitieq and Rolls Royce have seen their share prices bounce since the November 13 Paris attacks.