Security technology a priority for Smiths

March 2004
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p18
The recent terrorist bombings in Madrid, Spain has spurred the Smiths Group PLC of Great Britain to benefit from the demand for ever more advanced security technologies in an increasingly anxious world. This engineering group has made security detection systems for airports, offices and other public areas, a priority for development. It has witnessed a strong demand for security products since September 11, 2001 and the terrorist attacks in Madrid is likely to maintain that momentum. Its anthrax detection technology for U.S. mail sorting offices will begin generating income by the end of the year, and Smiths has also developed a system for identifying other threats arriving by post at offices.


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