Gatwick Airport Vehicle Security Systems Completed by Chemring Technology Solutions

POOLE, England – As part of Gatwick's major upgrade investment in its road-to-airside security gates, Chemring Technology Solutions has completed a multi-lane, underside vehicle search system based on its VehicleScan surveillance technology.

Chemring Technology Solutions has helped Gatwick Airport to develop its new vehicle screening infrastructure, deploying VehicleScan in a new four lane vehicle screening facility to monitor the high volume of airport traffic, including staff, maintenance and catering vehicles.

Replacing the mirror on a stick approach, VehicleScan will improve detection rates of prohibited articles and explosives, allowing vehicles to access airside more effectively and efficiently.

VehicleScan is the world's most advanced under vehicle surveillance solution, using high-resolution line-scan technology to deliver full colour images of the underside of a vehicle with millimetre-scale detail. Using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), VehicleScan will cross check each vehicle against the airport database to ensure all vehicles are approved to access the airfield. ANPR will also enable Gatwick Airport to report on vehicle queue times, which can then be used to improve the efficiency of staffing rotas, as well as better understand who is on and off site.

VehicleScan is part of the wider Site Security Solutions available from Chemring Technology Solutions, which also includes CCTV, standalone ANPR, and site access control equipment.

About Chemring Technology Solutions

Chemring Technology Solutions is an advanced science and technology company trusted by governments, national security and commercial customers to provide military and commercial advantage. From their two sites in the UK, the company's world-class scientists and engineers work to rapidly solve complex customer problems, and create innovative technology solutions which help to protect and enhance lives.

About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is the UK's second largest airport and the busiest single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 180 destinations in 90 countries for around 34.2 million passengers a year on short- and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.

Chemring Technology Solutions will be attending the Airport Security Conference in Rome, 30 September - 1 October 2014.

Chemring Technology Solutions

Contact: Contact: James Horne, Chemring Technology Solutions, +44(0)1794-833000,

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