CEVA Logistics is a global leader in supply chain solutions. And now, through a new contract with UK security technology company Thruvision, CEVA Logistics UKI is now deploying an innovative “safe distance”, contactless employee screening solution for loss prevention at European Distribution Centers.
The deployment will allow CEVA Logistics UKI to conduct random security screening of employees as they exit distribution centres at a distance of up to 3 meters or 9 feet. By eliminating the need for the use of metal detectors and physical pat-downs of employees, the Thruvision system will reduce health and safety risks due to COVID-19, while detecting metallic and non-metallic concealed items that can be missed by metal detectors.
“As demand increases for secure e-commerce services and solutions; it is vital that there’s transparent management of distribution centres, including security and loss prevention,” commented Ann-Marie Martin, Head of Security, UK and Ireland at CEVA Logistics. Thruvision’s unique screening technology is safe, fast and effective, making it ideal for our distribution centres.”
CEVA Logistics provides and operates transportation and supply-chain solutions for large, medium-size national and multinational companies. CEVA Logistics UKI offers a broad range of services in both Contract Logistics and Freight Management thanks to over 4,000 employees, operating over 100+ facilities. CEVA Logistics’ experienced specialists focus on seamlessly designing end-to-end customized solutions to meet the complex and rapidly evolving supply chain needs whatever the business sector.
“This contract is a validation of Thruvision’s technology for loss prevention in distribution center environments, and we look forward to supporting CEVA Logistics as they improve their security screening processes,” commented Colin Evans, CEO of Thruvsion. “As businesses transition to a post COVID-19 environment, warehousing or logistics firms don’t want to go backwards by using ineffective metal detector wands or intrusive pat downs.”
Thruvision uses patented passive terahertz technology to measure the thermal energy emitted by an employee’s body. An item concealed in clothing blocks that body energy reaching the sensor, meaning a security guard can see it and ask the employee to remove it themself. Metallic and non-metallic items are reliably detected, and it is impossible to tell an employee’s age, gender or ethnicity from the Thruvision image, often termed the “green ghost”. A growing number of firms and organizations have deployed Thruvision for loss prevention applications, including SONY DADC, NEXT and Morrisons.