Smiths Detection

Airport X-ray Inspection and Explosives Detection Systems

Smiths Detection is one of five operating divisions of Smiths Group, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Employing over 22,000 people in more than 50 countries, Smiths Group applies leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs.

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for the military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response sectors. Our experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as weapons, dangerous goods, contraband and narcotics.

Our goal is simple – to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends.

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  • Effective, intelligent solutions from one source

    From passenger checkpoints to hold baggage and air cargo screening, Smiths Detection aviation solutions offer the highest levels of security, exceptional detection capabilities and maximum performance. They are designed to help control the flow of people, suitcases and freight through airports in an efficient and safe manner.

    The comprehensive product portfolio ranges from standard, off the shelf products to complete, systems individually tailored to meet specific business and regulatory requirements. Flexible, futureproof systems which not only deliver optimum security standards but also bring significant operational benefits – and feature the most advanced technologies including Computed Tomography (CT) and millimetre wave people scanners.

    In addition to the necessary hardware, Smiths Detection also supplies the IT infrastructure needed to transform security equipment into a single, integrated and intelligent solution. Sophisticated software platforms which can network both checkpoint and hold baggage systems and deliver the real-time data needed to support instant operational decisions; as well as the historical data and reports required for resource planning and general administration.

    As a global authority in the field, Smiths Detection provides everything needed from analysis and solution assessment to deployment, integration and outstanding after sales support for the full life of the equipment.

    All hardware, technologies, software and support from one source – put your trust in Smiths Detection for high quality equipment, reliability and a worldwide service foot print.

Company News

New Unaccompanied Baggage Inspection application reduces delays and costs

Eliminate costs while improving productivity and passenger experience: all by preventing the offloading of unaccompanied bags Introduced in the 1980s in response to serious attacks from terrorists hiding bombs in unaccompanied bags, reconciliation rules have required …

Visit Smiths Detection at Inter Airport Europe, 8 - 11 October 2019, Munich, Germany, Hall B6, Stand 410

Smiths Detection will demonstrate how it is taking aviation security to new levels by showcasing an entire, advanced checkpoint lane – for the first time featuring integrated biometrics and risk-based screening (RBS). Click below for your …


Smiths Detection Group Limited
Century House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
  • +44 1923 658000