Smiths Detection Supplies radiation detectors to be used by Canadian Border Security

RadSeeker to be deployed at major points of entry to combat radiological, nuclear threats

March 20, 2013
by PurchasingB2B Staff

TORONTO—Smiths Detection has won an order for RadSeeker, its next-generation, portable radiation detector and identifier, from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The hand-held devices will be used to enhance security and screening measures throughout Canada, including key entry points at Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax.

Smith Detection said the RadSeeker provides capability to distinguish radiological and nuclear threats from naturally occurring radiation or other legitimate radiological materials by utilizing its advanced software.

“RadSeeker is best- in-class technology to help Canada protect its citizens from nuclear and radiological threats while maintaining a free flow of trade,” said Lance Roncalli, Smiths Detection’s vice-president of sales, Americas. “Its technological advantages, exceptional reliability and Smiths Detection’s globally-recognized service and training, make it a cost-efficient way to detect radiation threats at Canada’s borders.”

RadSeeker is deployed by governments around the world, helping resolve nuclear threat alarms during screening of cargo containers at borders and points of entry. It was originally developed with support, in part, from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), a jointly staffed agency within the US Department of Homeland Security.