Security Technology Makers Now Looking to Speed the Process

July 22, 2013

As demand for security technology — from metal detectors to imaging scanners — has grown, the companies that produce and operate it have seen a boom in business.

But the surge may be ebbing in the United States, and these companies, including two with offices in the Washington area, say they’re increasingly looking abroad to sell their technology as well seeking ways to improve existing systems to deal with travelers’ most common request: Make the screening process faster.

Take Rapiscan Systems, which is based in Torrance, Calif., and has an office in Crystal City. The company produces a range of security technology, including the baggage scanners used by the Transportation Security Administration. Rapiscan has provided security at many of the recent Olympic Games, including at Salt Lake City and Beijing, said Peter Kant, the company’s executive vice president.

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