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18th September 2019 Issue no. 475
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British security company to supply body scanners to US metro
The Los Angeles metro will roll out body scanners in its subway stations, according to the Associated Press. It will use scanners from the British security company ThruVision, capable of scanning upwards of 2,000 people per hour.
Los Angeles is the first city in the US to employ body scanning security.
The scanners will monitor visitors for concealed weapons, both metal and non-metal, capable of causing mass casualties. They're not necessarily looking for smaller weapons. Instead, they are trying to identify things like suicide vests or assault weapons.
The ThruVision scanners are not like individual airport scanners, which require forming a line and going through one by one. Instead, they survey a moving crowd as a whole. In other words, they shouldn't cause a backup similar to the nightmare that is the airport experience.
The Los Angeles metro serves around 360,000 customers on an average weekday.
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