The COVID-19 pandemic has created health and management challenges in nearly every industry, especially those that involve frequent person-to-person contact.
Finding new ways to reduce personal contact while carrying out necessary tasks is a priority today as the country and world attempts to reduce the spread of this and other viruses.
Although masking, vaccinations, and social distancing can help considerably, the challenge is best dealt with in settings requiring security checks with full body scanning.
With touchless body scanning, security checks can be safer in many ways, including reducing the spread of viruses like COVID-19.
Helpful Improvements to Contraband Detection Technology
As contraband detection technology continues to improve, it is making its way into more correctional facilities and other places where quick and safe security checks are necessary.
Today’s more advanced full body scanning units make finding even the hardest to detect items like illegal substances easier, all without any physical contact.
Pat downs and other physical checks have been greatly reduced using high-definition body scanning, and with lower radiation loads delivered, scanners are safer than ever before.
Effect of COVID-19 on Need for Advanced Body Scanning Machines
Now, when adding the need to avoid physical contact to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19, these advanced body scanning machines have taken yet another step toward maintaining the safety of both the security personnel running the scanners and the inmates or others passing through them.
This important step has become one more necessary measure that facilities can take to ensure the safety of all people.
With Coronavirus and its new emerging variants continuing to be an issue that facilities of all types must continuously deal with, the market for newer and more advanced full body scanning units is growing exponentially.
In the past year alone, sales have increased substantially and market predictions expect sales in the U.S. alone to nearly double in the next 5 years, from $3.9 B in sales today to nearly $6B in 2026.
This is a very good indication that investing in this type of contraband detection technology today is not only recommended, but it seems to be the way the industry is moving to do its part in the fight against COVID-19.
A Look Back
Fortunately, with so much need and interest in more powerful, yet safe and efficient body scanning, the technology will continue to improve and become more economical.
For those facilities considering updating their full body scanning equipment to today’s safer, and more sensitive scanning machines there is now one more important reason to make that change now.