BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Liberty Defense Signs Canada’s Largest Airport To Test AI Security Detection System

Below is a press release from Wilmington-based Liberty Defense Holdings:

WILMINGTON, MA — Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd., a leading technology provider of threat detection solutions for concealed weapons, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with The Greater Toronto Airports Authority to trial HEXWAVE™ at Toronto Pearson International Airport during the third quarter of 2022.

Toronto Pearson is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It is Canada’s largest airport, the sixth-most-connected airport in the world and the second-most-connected airport in North America.

Toronto Pearson will be the first airport in the world to trial the HEXWAVE walkthrough security detection portal. Several key members of the Liberty Defense team, including CEO Bill Frain, have previously been involved in the development and mass deployment of key screening technologies that are commonly found today at airports around the world.

“The HEXWAVE is planned to act as an additional layer of security at airports, extending the perimeter of the screened area to include the entrance to the airport itself,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “As airports continue to look at innovative ways to improve security, technology like HEXWAVE provides the ultimate solution.”

This strategy is known as a layered defense strategy, and it makes it possible for security teams to detect threats at the perimeter of a property without obstructing the movement of large groups of people. HEXWAVE can operate in both indoor and outdoor environments, providing additional flexibility for deployment of the system.

HEXWAVE uses 3D radar imaging and artificial intelligence, primarily to detect and identify concealed weapons, as well as other threats and anomalies, whether they are metallic or nonmetallic. The experience of passing through a HEXWAVE device is completely seamless. There is no need to stop and remove keys, cell phones, or other items from pockets. Moreover, HEXWAVE does not retain the 3D radar image and only displays a standardized person outline as shown in the figure included here.

“The GTAA places passenger and staff safety as our highest priority, and this means taking a proactive, innovative approach to staying ahead of emerging threats and minimizing them,” said Dwayne Macintosh, Director of Corporate Safety and Security for the GTAA. “We look forward to trialing HEXWAVE, and its potential to enhance safety at Toronto Pearson.”

As previously announced, Liberty is also working with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for demonstration and evaluation of the HEXWAVE and its expanded capabilities for screening aviation workers at a TSA designated airport location to enhance detection and throughput performance.

About Liberty Defense

Liberty Defense provides multi-technology security solutions for concealed weapons detection in high volume foot traffic areas and locations requiring enhanced security such as airports, stadiums, schools, and more. Liberty’s HEXWAVE product, for which the company has secured an exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a technology transfer agreement for patents related to active 3D radar imaging technology, provides discrete, modular, and scalable protection to provide layered, stand-off detection capability of metallic and nonmetallic weapons. Liberty has also licensed the millimeter wave-based, High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) body scanner and shoe scanner technologies as part of its aviation security technology portfolio. Liberty is committed to protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions. Learn more at LibertyDefense.com.

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