Body Scanning Systems Improve Security Through Better Detection of Contraband.
Visiontec Systems, a Canadian supplier of critical infrastructure security and CBRNE solutions, has been contracted to provide Ontario Correctional Facilities with body scanners for 26 prisons. The company will be installing the new scanning systems over the next two years, with 11 systems scheduled to be installed by March 2017.
“The introduction of new, innovative security technology is part of Visiontec’s legacy in Canada”, commented Colleen Rodi, President & CEO of Visiontec Systems, “and we are exceedingly proud to have been selected to provide these advanced imaging systems to the Province.”
Developed by OD Security, the new body scanning systems safely scan individuals for external and internal contraband or weapons not detected by existing security measures. Operators using the new systems can easily distinguish differences between human tissues and other materials.
This project follows a successful six-month pilot project at the Toronto South Detention Centre that resulted in a reduction in contraband, reduced incidents involving weapons and improved institutional security. Body scanners have also been recommended in several Coroner’s Inquests, and are highly supported by correctional officers, provincial health and safety committees, and other correctional staff.
Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to install full body scanners in all adult correctional facilities. It is anticipated the systems will markedly improve staff and inmate safety, reduce contraband, and build safer communities for everyone.
About Visiontec Systems
Visiontec Systems is a Canadian integration and solutions company providing front-line security and CBRNE technologies, products and services to agencies across the country. Representing only select international manufacturers with world-class security products, Visiontec takes the time to carefully understand customer needs and recommend the right solution – ranging from a single product to an entire turnkey security system. For more information, visit www.visiontecsystems.com
About OD Security
OD Security is a world leading developer and producer of full body security scanners, with systems installed in over 32 countries. The Soter RS body scanner features advanced imaging technology with emphasis on detection capability, image quality, ease of use and radiation safety.