The United Nations contracted Security Detection to supply and install x-ray machines to help secure their compounds in two of the world’s most dangerous cities: Monrovia, Liberia and Juba, southern Sudan.
The U.N. Development Program purchased full-size security checkpoint x-ray machines for each African location, and Security Detection staff traveled across the world to perform installations and training for local U.N. security staff on their use.
The transport and delivery of these x-ray machines was particularly challenging, as each location presented significant physical and logistical obstacles. Security Detection made all necessary travel, customs, and shipping arrangements in order to deliver the equipment. Upon arrival, our technicians were able to unpack and install and train the U.N. security staff.
The airport-grade baggage x-ray machines are designed to detect weapons, narcotics, explosives and other contraband. For this client, they are installed in comprehensive screening areas where they will be used alongside body scanning equipment and personal security checks by U.N. staff.
In each location, Security Detection trained 15 to 20 U.N. personnel on how to use the x-ray technology. It was gratifying to be able to show local staff – who tended to have less overall technical knowledge – how to accurately, safely and efficiently use these state-of-the-art machines.
Upon leaving Africa, Security Detection staff passed through security at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia. Our technicians noticed that the metal detectors they walked through had been supplied by Security Detection. They struck up a conversation with local security and asked if they had any questions about the machines functions. Security Detection answered their questions and learned more about the conditions they operate in, day in and day out. In the end, our team was able bring back valuable feedback from personnel who use our machines to keep air travelers safe in one of the most precarious places on Earth.