More than 500 Intercept systems now deployed in 40 U.S. states and territories
SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tek84 Inc. today announced that Suffolk County, Massachusetts has purchased two Intercept® body scanners for the discovery of illegal weapons, drugs, cell phones and other contraband in its correctional facilities. Tek84 Intercept is a patented full body x-ray scanning system that helps create safer environments for residents and staff in hundreds of correctional institutions throughout the U.S.
Unlike metal detectors, Intercept can detect threats hidden under clothing as well as within body cavities. Intercept uses ultra-low amounts of radiation, less than 1% of the dose used in medical x-ray exams, to identify contraband in less than four seconds. “Intercept helps keep people safe,” said Steven Smith, Ph.D., Tek84 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. “This advanced but easy-to-use technology is a proven solution to contraband that poses major safety risks in jails, prisons and other critical infrastructure.”