Toronto Pearson International to test AI tech to detect weapons

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Toronto Pearson International Airport has teamed up with Liberty Defense Holdings, a concealed weapons detection solutions company, to test new technology to detect weapons within the airport. 

The solution, called Hexwave, uses 3D radar imaging and AI to detect and identify weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies. It enables security teams to detect these threats at the perimeter of a property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. Toronto Pearson will be the first airport to partner with Liberty to test the solution.

Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty Defense, said, “It is not our intention to replace the existing security measures in airports, but to extend the security perimeter of aviation facilities by providing security between the curb and airport gate, which is a great example of how a layered defense approach can be implemented. Furthermore, Hexwave’s ability to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments further enables the security parameter to be expanded, in combination with its modular and scalable design, which will help make transportation infrastructure, such as airports, safer.”

Dwayne Macintosh, director of corporate safety and security for the Greater Toronto Airports Association, added, “Hexwave caught my attention with its capability to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects and the flexibility for its deployment across the airport. We work with our partners to evaluate their products and evaluate how they can complement our operational reality.”

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