Provider of AI-based detection solutions for concealed weapons and threats, Liberty Defense, has entered into a strategic non-exclusive distribution agreement with Maryland-based K2 Security Screening Group.
According to Liberty Defense, the new agreement will enable its HEXWAVE walkthrough people screening system to be introduced into US airports.
Liberty Defense says that K2 is a leading organization in the planning, management, installation and integration of airport passenger and checked baggage security screening systems.
It has successfully completed projects at 92% of Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-regulated airports in the US.
As part of the distribution agreement, K2 will add HEXWAVE, which uses AI and machine learning to seamlessly detect weapons and other threats in real-time, to its security services portfolio.
“We are excited to partner with Liberty Defense to bring HEXWAVE to the airport employee screening market,” said Kathy Yurkunas, President of K2 Security Screening Group.
“The HEXWAVE system is a perfect complement to our best-in-class security services and we believe that they are an exceptional option for our airport customers to counter against insider threats.”
“We are thrilled to partner with K2 Security Screening Group, a recognized leader in the US aviation security industry,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense.
“We share a similar vision of deploying next-generation capability with a focus on detection while providing a better experience for security.
“We are extremely pleased that K2 chose HEXWAVE to enhance their aviation worker security offering with detection of the latest threats like non-metallic explosives and 3D printed ghost guns.
“K2 has a significant existing aviation security portfolio and we look forward to working with them to expand our reach to the market and the resulting revenue growth potential that this partnership brings.”