Sunday, March 09, 2008

Oh Boy!

Even better surveillance technoology!
LONDON (Reuters) - A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry.

The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls "passive imaging technology" to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays -- known as Terahertz or T-rays -- that they emit.

The high-powered camera can detect hidden objects from up to 80 feet away and is effective even when people are moving. It does not reveal physical body details and the screening is harmless, the company says.

The technology, which has military and civilian applications and could be used in crowded airports, shopping malls or sporting events, will be unveiled at a scientific development exhibition sponsored by Britain's Home Office on March 12-13.

7 comments:

alcibiades mczombie said...

I think I saw that on a television program a few years ago...

tomcatshanger said...

Cool, all the more reason to carry a polymer handgun. FN might be onto something with that poly covered slide of theirs.

Anonymous said...

Finally the fight to end our right to privacy has its tool. Of course in the UK the sheeple don't have, or want, a right to privacy anyways. They want safety, so of course most every physical violent crime besides murder is much higher there. Not that there are not a myriad of ways to detect such things anyways (IR, sound,etc.) But there will always be ways for the crooks to defeat most of these systems. I know there hasn't been a single crime anywhere they have put up their big brother CCTV system.

Wallaby Jack said...

What if a Lady is wearin' a corset ?

Hecate said...

We have metal detectors in the courthouse that pick up bra underwires . . .

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