Smiths Detection

What we do

Smiths Detection safeguards people, business and infrastructure with the latest innovations in screening technology. We are a leader in the detection and identification of security threats and contraband. With over 40 years’ experience in airport security and advancing digital capabilities for monitoring ports and borders, continued investment in technology to help combat a rising urban security threat, and over 50 years working with the military at the frontline, Smiths Detection is helping make the world a safer place.

A global presence

We sell our products in over 200 countries. We have five Research & Development centres that design and develop the latest innovations in detection technology. We’re a trusted partner to many of the world’s governments that require the security, scalability and operational efficiency of our solutions to keep populations safe.

  • £687m
    2017 revenue
  • £103m
    2017 headline operating profit
  • 2,450
  • 200

“Airports, airlines and authorities around the world rely on our expertise in delivering integrated to keep their passengers, customers and infrastructure safe from threats”

Our markets

We support customers in four main market sectors; aviation, ports and borders, urban security and the military. Each relies on our experience, knowledge and performance to help ensure the safety and security of people and assets.

Our solutions

Solutions include chemical and radiation detection, heavy cargo and vehicle inspection, people screening, explosive and narcotic detection and x-ray screening. We also specialise in integrated solutions for checkpoints, hold baggage and air cargo.

We have an extensive global aftermarket service that ensures operations continue to meet all regulatory standards and future proof customer investments with upgrade options and preventative maintenance programmes.

Our customers include over 100 governments and their agencies.


Get in touch with the experts at Smiths Detection:
Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection
1 Sheldon Square
United Kingdom
W2 6TT
T: +44 (0) 1923 658 000 Email Web