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Westminster helps with the detection of Coronavirus around the world

With confirmed cases of Coronavirus rising every day and having spread now to a number of countries around the world it is vital that governments and organisations take adequate precautionary measures to protect citizens and help prevent the speed of this epidemic.

One of the essential measures that needs to be put in place is adequate monitoring and detection systems particularly where large numbers of people are present – airports, ports, borders, sports events, concerts, shopping malls, prisons etc.

Westminster are a leading provider of detection and surveillance systems and are assisting clients around the world, particularly in Asia, by providing suitable fever detection equipment and systems.

Details of some of Westminster Fever Detection systems and equipment may be found here.

Coronavirus Outbreak

It has been reported in the media this week that nine people in China have died from contracting Coronavirus and more than 400 other persons have been infected with this dangerous virus.

The Coronavirus produces a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, that can lead to pneumonia. The virus can be spread through direct contact with an infected person.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is meeting today in Geneva to debate whether a global emergency needs to be declared over the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Westminster has previously supplied their WG520 Fever, Coronavirus Flu, Ebola Fever Screening Detection Systems to Airports, Ports and Government facilities throughout the World when there has been outbreaks of Ebola, Common influenza, SARS and other flu variants such as Avian flu, Bird and Swine flu etc.

Thermal imaging as a fever screening tool is used as a first level mass screening test that is sensitive and accurate at identifying all individuals that are above normal temperature and have a systemic fever.  The initial screening provides little or no inconvenience or interruption of movement for the majority of people being screened.

How does the Westminster WG520 detect the possible presence of these viruses?

The normal human body temperature ranges between 36.1°C to 37.2°C (97°F to 99°F).

The Westminster WG520 consists of a portable rapid deployable specialised high sensitivity Infra-Red Camera together a laptop and software. The system is usually deployed at passenger entry points and is focused on the face of the target person. It will automatically pick up an increased temperature.

The WG 520 system can be deployed between 1.8 metres (6’) to 10.6 metres (35’) from the target persons and has been designed for screening the rapid movement of multiple people though large areas.

The benefits of covering passenger entry points with the WG 520 system are: –

  • Containment;
  • Deterrent to individuals considering travelling with un-diagnosed symptoms of fever;
  • Flexibility in escalation of screening protocols due to level of risk;
  • Reassurance for other travellers that could be exposed.

For further information on the Westminster range of Fever Scanning systems please visit this link.

 

Bahrain police and Customs officials to receive annual airport security training

Westminster Group Plc would like to congratulate their Strategic partners Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) for the signing of a new agreement with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to provide civil aviation security training to hundreds of airport-stationed Ministry of Interior (MOI) personnel each year. The officials, who will serve in airport police and customs roles, will be needed to accommodate the expanded security requirements the airport’s New Passenger Terminal.

The agreement was signed by Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO, Mohamed Yousif Albinfalah; Ministry of Interior Director of Airport Customs, Lt. Colonel Rashid Yahya Al Baker; Acting Head of Operations Division Captain Khalifa Abdulaziz Zaman and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) CEO, Capt. Dhaffer Al Abbasi. The signing took place in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and BAC Chairman Eng. Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed at BIA’s premises in Muharraq.

Westminster look forward to working with GAA in the delivery of these courses in the near future.

New Contract Award – South America’s

Westminster sister company announces that it has secured a contract for the supply and installation of several X-Ray Baggage Scanners, together with operator training for a customer located in the South America’s.

The scanners are equipped with a high-powered generator for improved image screening and increased penetration. They have 6 Colour Imaging which enables operators to view screened objects in 6 colours, with each colour correlating to a specific range of Atomic Z-Numbers. 6 Colour Imaging enables operators to achieve optimal material identification and improve throughput with more effective screening technology.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to our range of X-Ray Baggage Scanners.

 

Exhibiting at International Security Expo

Westminster announces that it will be exhibiting at the International Security Expo on 3rd – 4th December 2019 at Olympia London.

International Security Expo is the premier global security showcase that attracts an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services CNI and the Private Sectors from all over the world.