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Coronavirus Update

The Chinese media reported today that the death toll from Coronavirus has risen to 106 with infections currently at approximately 4,500, there is also World wide media reports that it has now spread to 16 other countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee have met on a number of occasions last week to discuss the increasing spread of the Coronavirus and are on standby to meet again in 10 days if deemed necessary.

The following elements were considered by the WHO Emergency Committee as critical:

  • Human-to-human transmission is occurring and a preliminary R0 estimate of 1.4-2.5 was presented.
  • Amplification has occurred in one health care facility.
  • Of confirmed cases, 25% are reported to be severe.
  • The source is still unknown (most likely an animal reservoir) and the extent of human-to-human transmission is still not clear.

The WHO Emergency Committee expected that further international exportation of cases may appear in any country.

All countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of 2019-nCoV infection, and to share full data with WHO.

The Coronavirus produces a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, that can lead to pneumonia. The virus can be spread through direct contact with an infected person.

Westminster has previously supplied their WG520 Fever, Coronavirus Flu, Ebola Fever Screening Detection Systems to Airports, Ports and Government facilities throughout the World when there has been outbreaks of Ebola, Common influenza, SARS and other flu variants such as Avian flu, Bird and Swine flu etc.

Thermal imaging as a fever screening tool is used as a first level mass screening test that is sensitive and accurate at identifying all individuals that are above normal temperature and have a systemic fever.  The initial screening provides little or no inconvenience or interruption of movement for the majority of people being screened.

How does the Westminster WG520 detect the possible presence of these viruses?

The normal human body temperature ranges between 36.1°C to 37.2°C (97°F to 99°F).

The Westminster WG520 consists of a portable rapid deployable specialised high sensitivity Infra-Red Camera together a laptop and software. The system is usually deployed at passenger entry points and is focused on the face of the target person. It will automatically pick up an increased temperature.

The WG 520 system can be deployed between 1.8 metres (6’) to 10.6 metres (35’) from the target persons and has been designed for screening the rapid movement of multiple people though large areas.

The benefits of covering passenger entry points with the WG 520 system are: –

  • Containment;
  • Deterrent to individuals considering travelling with un-diagnosed symptoms of fever;
  • Flexibility in escalation of screening protocols due to level of risk;
  • Reassurance for other travellers that could be exposed.

For further information on the Westminster range of Fever Scanning systems please visit this link.

New Contract Award – Portugal

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Standard Test Piece Kits that will be used for the daily performance testing and calibration of X-Ray Baggage Scanners at a secure facility in Portugal.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means Government and companies around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see a range of STP Test Kits.

Coronavirus Outbreak

It has been reported in the media this week that nine people in China have died from contracting Coronavirus and more than 400 other persons have been infected with this dangerous virus.

The Coronavirus produces a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, that can lead to pneumonia. The virus can be spread through direct contact with an infected person.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is meeting today in Geneva to debate whether a global emergency needs to be declared over the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Westminster has previously supplied their WG520 Fever, Coronavirus Flu, Ebola Fever Screening Detection Systems to Airports, Ports and Government facilities throughout the World when there has been outbreaks of Ebola, Common influenza, SARS and other flu variants such as Avian flu, Bird and Swine flu etc.

Thermal imaging as a fever screening tool is used as a first level mass screening test that is sensitive and accurate at identifying all individuals that are above normal temperature and have a systemic fever.  The initial screening provides little or no inconvenience or interruption of movement for the majority of people being screened.

How does the Westminster WG520 detect the possible presence of these viruses?

The normal human body temperature ranges between 36.1°C to 37.2°C (97°F to 99°F).

The Westminster WG520 consists of a portable rapid deployable specialised high sensitivity Infra-Red Camera together a laptop and software. The system is usually deployed at passenger entry points and is focused on the face of the target person. It will automatically pick up an increased temperature.

The WG 520 system can be deployed between 1.8 metres (6’) to 10.6 metres (35’) from the target persons and has been designed for screening the rapid movement of multiple people though large areas.

The benefits of covering passenger entry points with the WG 520 system are: –

  • Containment;
  • Deterrent to individuals considering travelling with un-diagnosed symptoms of fever;
  • Flexibility in escalation of screening protocols due to level of risk;
  • Reassurance for other travellers that could be exposed.

For further information on the Westminster range of Fever Scanning systems please visit this link.

New Contract Award – South America’s

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply and installation of several X-Ray Baggage Scanners, together with operator training for a customer located in the South America’s.

The scanners are equipped with a high-powered generator for improved image screening and increased penetration. They have 6 Colour Imaging which enables operators to view screened objects in 6 colours, with each colour correlating to a specific range of Atomic Z-Numbers. 6 Colour Imaging enables operators to achieve optimal material identification and improve throughput with more effective screening technology.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to our range of X-Ray Baggage Scanners.

New Contract Award – Middle East Country

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply and installation of several X-Ray Baggage Scanners, together with operator training for a government facility in a Middle East country.

The scanners are equipped with a high-powered generators for improved image screening and increased penetration. They have 6 Colour Imaging which enables operators to view screened objects in 6 colours, with each colour correlating to a specific range of Atomic Z-Numbers. 6 Colour Imaging enables operators to achieve optimal material identification and improve throughput with more effective screening technology.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to our range of X-Ray Baggage Scanners.

New Contract Award – EOD Bomb Disposal Suits

Westminster announces that it has secured a new contract for the supply of EOD Bomb Disposal Suits to an undisclosed European country.

EOD Disposal Technicians will wear these suits when carrying out reconnaissance of suspected explosive devices and when rendering safe confirmed explosive devices.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see Westminster’s range of EOD Bomb Disposal Suits

New Contract Award – Bulgaria

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply of Handheld Explosives Detectors for the detection of explosives to a security organisation in Bulgaria.

The dual mode, portable hand held explosives detector is capable of both vapour and particulate sampling, with a capability of detecting most military and commercially available explosives  C4, TNT, Dynamite, PETN, Semtex, EGDN, DMNB, RDX, ANFO, Black powder, Ammonium Nitrate, Urea Nitrate, Nitro-glycerine and TATP.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means Government and companies around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see our range of Handheld Explosives Detectors.

New Contract Award – Iconic London Building

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract for the supply and installation of an X-Ray Baggage Scanner, together with operator training to an Iconic London Building.

The scanner is equipped with a high-powered generator for improved image screening and increased penetration. It has 6 Colour Imaging which enables operators to view screened objects in 6 colours, with each colour correlating to a specific range of Atomic Z-Numbers. 6 Colour Imaging enables operators to achieve optimal material identification and improve throughput with more effective screening technology.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to our range of X-Ray Baggage Scanners.

New Contract Award – South America

Westminster announces that it has secured a contract worth several hundred thousand pounds for the supply of a number of Body Scanners and associated equipment to a Custodial authority in South America.

The Body Security Scanner is used in custodial facilities suites to provide a non-intrusive method of detecting contraband items such as blades, narcotics, shanks, mobile phones concealed on the body, in body cavities and within the body.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Governments and Custodial authorities around the world, can procure security equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see our range of Body Scanners

Shipping – Caribbean Island

Westminster is pleased to announce that it is shipping this week a Vehicle Based X-Ray Baggage Screening Solution to a Caribbean Island.

The system is a totally self-contained X-Ray screening solution that can be rapidly deployed by the customs department to locations of interest where the on-board advanced technology X-Ray Baggage Scanner will be used to detect organic and non organic items such as weapons, explosives and narcotics in baggage and packages.

The system operator is located in a climate-controlled cabin within the vehicle.

The solution can be powered from local power or using its own generator.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Governments and judiciary authorities around the world, can procure security equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see the Mobile Screening Solution

 

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