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Passive Detection of Weapons and Contraband using the Latest Sensing Technology

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Passive Security Scan Weapons Detector

Passive Security Scan™ is a "next generation" walk-through passive weapons detection and personnel screening system. This patented product is an advanced passive scanning technology for detecting and identifying concealed threats, such as shrapnel in bombs, firearms, knives, and other contraband.

The system was purposely designed to meet the cost effective criteria for public and private schools, medical dispensaries, and other multi-entrance facilities in need of secure zones. The versatility of the system allows for covert installation around a doorway frame, with no visual presence. It can also be deployed using portable battery power, providing well over 180 hours of service, depending on the battery pack option purchased. Contrary to the current market, the Passive Security Scan system emits no electromagnetic energy or other harmful radiation.

Passive Security Scan utilizes the newest passive weapons sensing technology available today. Its sensors read the constantly changing local magnetic variations due to the Earth’s magnetic field properties. The system creates a virtual “invisible curtain” for secure zone entrances. Due to the dynamic nature of Earth, the system self calibrates to establish ambient baseline readings, which are then distorted when weaponry or other contraband is present during screening envelope.

The Passive Security Scan is a very portable security scanning device, which can be operated in Stand Alone, Connected, or Wireless modes, using AC or DC battery power, including solar. This system is perfect for schools, cannabis dispensaries, theaters or stadiums, and many other facilities.

Traditional detectors use emissive imaging, or active scanning -the same type of technology that can have harmful effects after prolonged exposure; the Passive Security Scan eliminates any exposure to students through passive sensing detection. When students step through the Passive Security Scan, sensors embedded within the aluminum frame provide a reading and alert security personnel to the level of threat with color-coded LED lights and an audible alarm.

Passive Scan Windows 10 Interface
Passive Scan Windows 10 Interface

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Passive Scan Detection System

Passive Security Scan also can be operated with a computer or tablet, using the Passive Security Scan application for Windows or Android, connect via USB or Bluetooth, to give an instant view of the scanned patron. This data can then be transmitted to other hand-held devices throughout the facility for threat tracking and neutralization. The Passive Security Scan can be set to specific levels of detection, giving the facility the ability to “ignore” cell phones and Mp3 players, but still detect more serious threats. The unit can scan one person in 1.2 seconds or 300 in 10 minutes.

The available software applications can provide a visual image of the offender and where the items are detected and located on the suspect, as well as an approximation of the size of the item. With cameras available at the facility, the system can instantly relay the image of the suspect, along with position of the item detected and time of the alert. The picture can be transmitted to security, management or any designated recipient and can be retained in the memory log of the computer. The unit can have the threshold level set to memory and operate without the computer link, provided that it is manned for an immediate response when breached.

Passive Scan Safety

Passive Sensing Verses Active Sensing- Knowledge is Power

Passive Scan Not Active Sensing
Passive Security Scan is not Active Sensing

The existing systems currently on the market utilize active scanning, meaning that they emit radiation using various wavelengths, such as X-rays and millimeter microwaves. In these systems, a signal is emitted from one side of the scanner to the other side of the scanner, passing directly through the patron being scanning. They then read the variation, or loss of transmission, from the “sent” to “received” sides, much in the same way as an X-ray machine emits X-rays though an object, like a broken arm, to expose the film on the other side of the arm. While these scanning technologies are commonly used, there is no evidence to support that they are safe. There are many studies that identify the long-term effects of this technology, which has been shown to have caused cancer in other applications.

It has been widely speculated that a subject who repeatedly passes through such a system can be seriously affected, as cited in the New York Times on January 2010, “The plan for broad use of X-ray body scanners to detect bombs or weapons under airline passenger’s clothes has rekindled a debate about the safety of delivering small doses of radiation to millions of people” — a process some experts say is certain to result in a few additional cancer deaths.”

These scanners are called “backscatter scanners” and some radiation experts believe the amount of radiation is minimal and creates negligible risk, other experts agree that collective exposure could incrementally increase the risk of fatal cancers in those who are frequently exposed to even small amounts of radiation. In a 2002 report on the safety of backscatter scanners, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which is influential in setting regulatory standards, said it “cannot exclude the possibility of cancer, attributable to radiation of this type, in people, repeatedly exposed to very low doses of radiation.”

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Passive Scan Advantages

Passive Sensing Advantages Over Conventional Scanners

  • detects large weapons and small electronic devices for IP security
  • discriminates between threat and non-threat detected items
  • passive sensory electronics for detection of common weapon metallurgy
  • high throughput rates for improved traffic flow during screening progression
  • digital imagery of alarm condition patrons, which is saved to hard disk and can be transferred to other security applications
  • archival and historical image and data retrieval
  • provides visual and audible alerts of alarm condition individuals
  • sensor output is displayed on user’s interface for easy location of detected item
  • multiple threshold control over alarm set points and detection sensitivity
  • password controlled user login with operational and user data logging
  • easy to use and understand graphical user’s interface
  • low-cost for multiple entrance installations or multiple layered security zones
  • designed for covert installations in doorways or other fixtures at any facility
  • low false positive alarm rate compared to metal detectors currently offered
  • hardware and software is easily modified for custom applications and installations
  • can be networked or controlled at remote locations for the safety of operators
  • software based system can easily be integrated with other biohazard and explosives detection systems for multi-threat screening detection and “Checkpoint of the Future” applications

Passive Scan Comparisons

The Passive Security Scan stand-alone system is priced at less than half the relative cost of similar units now in use in the marketplace, all of which are “active” rather than “passive” units, and none of which provide a memory log of scans. Our system allows for logging into the solid-state memory 24/7, enabling unmanned operation to record night intruders. (with optional equipment). The unit allows for installation at multiple locations at a cost that is less than just one of our competitor’s active scan units, with greater effectiveness and guaranteed long-term safety. Further, Passive Security Scan is technically advanced in design and function and is backed by a lifetime warranty on factory defects.

Passive Security Scan is manufactured under exclusive license by Passive Security Scan, Inc. Passive Security Scan Inc. was formed in 2017 to bring products to market in the areas of personnel and collateral protection. The company currently has several products in development that will change the face of their respective industries. Passive Security Scan, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Defense Technologies International Corp., who is a publicly traded company under the symbol DTII.

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Passive Scan is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a lifetime. This warranty does not cover any problems occurring as a result of improper use, modifications, exposure to water, excessive voltages, abuse, ESD damage, or accidents. All systems will be returned via UPS services or other trackable shipper if an issue is found. If no issue is found or express return is needed, the customer will pay all shipping costs.


Contact Information

We invite you to contact Passive Security Scan to discuss your security requirements and specifications. We welcome and can supply mutual non-disclosure agreements so that we can fully discuss your security needs. When contacting us, please provide as much information as possible about your project so that we can develop a good foundation for our discussions with you regarding your security and safety zone goals. It is our goal to help you in your success!

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4730 South Fort Apache Road, Ste. 300, ​Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: 1 (800) 520-9485