X-ray Security Baggage Scanners
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Security X-Ray Machines and Baggage Scanners
PTI offers the lowest prices, guaranteed, for all your X-Ray machine needs. In addition to low prices, PTI offers superior levels of service and care for all of the products we sell. We offer solutions for a broad range of applications — beyond the school, airport, and courthouse applications. We tailor our large selection of products to your unique needs, and work hard to ensure their proper use.
We accomplish these goals in our Utah based manufacturing and development center, and our Montana based customer service center. Our tight integration between development and customer service ensure you will get the highest quality product, and the most relevant service.
We look forward to discussing your security needs, and exceeding your expectations. In a dangerous world you want a security provider on your side, understanding your needs, and one that works hard to achieve them. Choose PTI and you will experience all that, and more.
X-ray Security Baggage Scanner: How Do They Work?
Before we dive into how X-Ray machines work we need to take a step back and discuss the concept of vision in general. When you look at your spouse, child, or parent, you don’t see them per say, rather you see a series of lightwaves that the human eye can process, which take the form of your acquaintance. These lightwaves make up one part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In addition to visible light waves, the spectrum contains invisible waves such as, radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, and importantly X-Rays.
X-Rays have peculiar properties such, when generated, then they can penetrate human tissue (unlike say, visual rays — if three people stand in a row, the back person cannot see the front person). However, X-Rays cannot penetrate human bones, and other matters. Therefore, when a human gets exposed to an X-Ray, the X-Ray (wave) will pass through his flesh, but not his bone, leaving a negative impression on the film.
Bringing this home, an X-ray Security Baggage Scanner doesn’t only penetrate human skin leaving a negative of the bone matter, but it can also penetrate other items — bags, computers, jackets etc leaving a negative of the items located inside those cases.
In an age of increased domestic and foreign terrorism, one of the most effective defenses remains the X-Ray machine, and its ability to check the inside of bags. An X-Ray machine offers a simple solution for security personnel to scan the interior of bags and other items.
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, threats against the United States have increased dramatically. These threats extend beyond the traditional targets — airports, political events, etc — and now threaten soft targets as well. These soft targets include areas that historically don’t have the same type of security presence as the locations mentioned. Schools and courthouses fit nicely into this category. A terrorist would love nothing more than to attack two institutions that make our country great — our judicial system and educational system — and to inflict both physical and psychological terror on our country as a whole.
Additionally, recent years have seen a marked rise in attacks at schools. The perpetrators of these crimes didn’t have an ideological motivation, but rather suffered from extreme psychological disorders. Everyone agrees education remains a top priority for our nation, and therefore we must make every effort to protect our students. If students feel at risk when they come to school, they cannot perform to their highest level, and the country will suffer as a result.
Like our school system, our court system faces risk beyond the risk of a terror attack. People who come to court have a lot at stake — their own or a family member’s freedom, their own or a family members property. A court can remove your liberty or your property. In such instances tensions run high, and someone could react violently, endangering everyone in the courtroom building. You must neutralize this threat. A metal detector provides a necessary, but not sufficient, means of protection, and a serious security operation needs X-Ray capability.
Having these machines at a school, courthouse, or airport accomplishes two very important goals. Firstly, as mentioned, all will feel safe and secure knowing that no dangerous people or items made their way into your facility. Secondly, you, as the one responsible for the school, courthouse, airport, etc. can totally focus on providing services for those using your facilities.
Lastly, sports events have become more and more high profile. These events afford an attacker with not only the ability to inflict harm on many people, but also to have it broadcast to a large audience. Today even smaller sporting events stream their events online, and we know that beyond inflicting pain, mentally disturbed people also wish to broadcast their views to as wide of an audience as possible. All organizers of sporting events must take this important element into consideration when planning a sporting event, and make the necessary security precautions.