Tallinn, Estonia and Istanbul, Turkey, May 4, 2017 – today Apstec Systems™ (Apstec™) and AKBA Technology & Defense Industry Inc. (AKBA) announce that AKBA has become an official channel partner for Apstec. The partnership enables the companies to deliver Apstec’s game changing scanning and detection solution Human Security Radar® (HSR®) to customers in the Turkish market. This will dramatically improve security in crowded places, contribute to the fight against terrorism and help make the world a safer place by protecting vulnerable crowded places from today’s threats.
The security of crowded places is fast becoming an issue of great concern throughout the world with the regularity and proximity of terrorist incidents a constant reminder of the threat posed by extremism. For many years Turkey has suffered frequent terrorist incidents and remains a central target for many terrorist organizations that have recently accelerated their attacks using suicide bombers in the region. Accordingly, Turkey has recognized the need to put in place innovative solutions to fight against terrorism to address the gaps and weaknesses in traditional security measures.
Apstec is a leading innovator specializing in the development of technology for the detection of weapons and person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs). Apstec’s HSR delivers cutting-edge technology with the capability to dramatically improve the security of vulnerable crowded places. The fully automatic walkthrough system is the groundbreaking innovation that extends secure perimeters without causing delay to intensive people flow. The maturity of the technology – in development since 2003 – and the completion of numerous successful trials that have demonstrated an exceptionally high accuracy rate and unparalleled throughput with the capacity to screen up to 10,000 people per hour make HSR a unique and compelling solution to one of the most significant security challenges of the modern era – improving security of vulnerable crowded places for terrorist attacks.
“We are delighted to be working with AKBA to bring our solutions to the Turkish market. AKBA provides security and defense solutions to government, public institutions and private corporations in Turkey and has the know-how, experience and capabilities to provide the local service and support which customers require for a total solution”, says David Kellermann, Chairman of Apstec’s Board. “We are confident that the combination of Apstec’s HSR product and AKBA’s local sales, delivery and service capabilities will give organizations in Turkey working solutions to dramatically improve security in crowded places”.
“When we met Apstec at the UK Security Expo in November 2016, we were searching for the ultimate solution to help our government fight against suicide bomb attacks”, says Sirzat Balin, co-founder of AKBA. “We were so impressed by the live demo of the Human Security Radar that we initiated discussions over a partnership model in Turkey. Apstec’s unique solution to suicide bomb detection is the only comprehensive solution in the world, and one that we believe Turkey needs. Our motivation is to provide, jointly with our newly established partnership with Apstec, an absolute solution to a national security threat faced by our country”.
Founded in 2003, Apstec has established itself as an innovator in the field of real-time mass people screening and threat detection technology. Backed by meticulous research and development by its leading experts specializing in the application of radio physics, electronics and software engineering to the development of technology for the detection of weapons and person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs), Apstec can boast the most mature and rigorously tested system available to the market today, the Human Security Radar® (HSR®). With patents allowed in 59 countries worldwide and the completion of numerous successful trials with leading organizations, Apstec is poised to make good on its mission to make the world a safer place. For more information about the company please visit: www.apstecsystems.com
AKBA was founded in 2016 to provide security and defense solutions to government, public institutions and private sector corporations. The company’s solution-focused approach to delivering niche technologies, customized to specific security requirements, is supplemented by over 24 years of in-house experience and expertise with a network comprising of prominent security advisors and service partners. For more information about the company please visit: www.akbatechnology.com
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