NEW YORK, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Security ("MSA"), a global leader in high consequence threat protection, announces that it has been granted a US Patent for its innovative explosive screening process, Advanced Alarm Resolution.
Designed specifically for the air cargo sector, Advanced Alarm Resolution delivers best-in-class protection against the growing prevalence of explosive threats. The innovative sequence of three proven MSA explosive detection screening solutions blends state-of-the-art technology with uniquely-qualified subject matter expertise. The process begins with an MSA Windsor Team—an explosive detection canine team—conducting staggered explosive detection screening of unit loading devices, pallets or other cargo containers. Upon canine indication of a potential threat, the identified package is extracted and examined by an on-site screener via X-ray technology while the canine continues to screen additional cargo or freight. The on-site screener may then utilize MSA's proprietary SmartTech® technology to securely transmit the X-ray images in real time to MSA's Emergency Operations Center for analysis and resolution within minutes by MSA's FBI-certified bomb technicians.
"Globally, the package shipping industry has seen exponential growth, with vendors and consumers expecting quick delivery time," said Mike O'Neil, CEO, MSA Security. "MSA's Advanced Alarm Resolution protocol serves our clients who rely on a seamless and expeditious security protocol as part of their commitment to their clients."
In addition to facilitating 100 percent screening of all cargo, MSA's Advanced Alarm Resolution yields invaluable cost and operational efficiencies. By eliminating the misinterpretation of suspicious items, MSA's patented and comprehensive explosive screening solution mitigates the risks and associated liability in connection with potential service delays, business disruption, and unnecessary evacuations—or in the worst situation, the mishandling of a true IED threat.
"A top target for terrorists, the air cargo sector transports billions of pounds of cargo nationwide each day. The importance of screening for and detecting potential explosive threats is an escalating critical obligation," explains MSA Security's Director of Air Cargo and Aviation, Marc Murphy. "Advanced Alarm Resolution successfully meets the challenge of balancing safety concerns and screening requirements against an operational need to minimize business disruption and financial loss associated with unnecessary evacuations."
The Advanced Alarm Resolution process, while designed for the air cargo industry, will serve multiple applications for the package delivery space, including protecting package sorting facilities, delivery hubs and other enterprise locations where packages are sorted and distributed.
MSA was issued U.S. Patent No. 9,922,386 on March 20, 2018.
About MSA Security Founded in 1987, MSA Security is the premier provider of explosive detection services and high consequence threat protection with security solutions that include explosive detection, protective services, intelligence, investigations and consulting. With offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, California and Hong Kong, MSA has more than 1,000 employees from elite and specialized backgrounds such as Emergency Services, Bomb Squad, Counterterrorism, Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies and Military working daily and deployed globally. For more information, visit www.msasecurity.net.