Smiths Detection Inc.

Smiths Detection Inc.

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as weapons, contraband and narcotics. Our goal is simple- to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends. Smiths Detection’s global presence, combined with strong relationships with distributors and representatives, provides customers with sales and service support around the world.

Company details

2202 Lakeside Boulevard , Edgewood , MD 21040 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
Over 1000

We have manufacturing facilities established in France, Germany, Malaysia, the UK and USA, with some of these also serving as R&D centres of excellence. Sales and Service centres in 17 countries to provide global coverage.

Our mission

Our mission is to be the world-leading provider of advanced technologies that identify constantly evolving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threats. By equipping customers with high- integrity solutions, we’re helping to safeguard society, protect life and support the free flow of trade.

Making the world a safer place

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, transportation, homeland security and resilience applications. We apply multiple technologies to identify, quickly, a range of threats that include biological and chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals, explosives, narcotics, weapons and illegal items.

We also use our technologies for special applications such as contraband detection and meteorological measuring. Plus, we provide fully integrated systems for bio-detection and identification, collective protective shelters and chem-bio applications.

We currently have Research & Development facilities in six countries, and systems deployed around the world, from Alaska to New Zealand.

Solutions for the real world

Smiths Detection takes science from the laboratory and puts it in the hands of security professionals. We design our products and systems for the real world, based on our deep understanding of the challenges facing military and security personnel. We continue to develop a range of increasingly integrated products to create complete security solutions tailored to individual requirements.

A collaborative approach

Our customers include the military, first responders, transportation authorities, customs officials and those responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure of many nations. We work closely with governments, academia and leading institutions to respond to changing security threats, and together we develop cutting-edge threat detection and security solutions.