National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill presented the 13th annual ADS Security Innovation Award to Agilent Technologies on the opening day of Security & Policing 2018 in Farnborough.
The company won the award for Resolve, its handheld chemical identification system, which rapidly detects explosives, narcotics and hazardous materials through sealed, opaque containers. This capability allows information to be gathered quickly, without opening suspicious containers, and enables better critical decision making.
Smith Myers Communications was awarded the runners-up position in the competition for its Artemis product, which accurately locates and communicates with missing persons in remote areas through their mobile phone.
Two further companies were highly commended in the ADS Security Innovation Awards:
CameraForensics – for exploitation of photographic metadata in countering theft, fraud, and child exploitation.
OpenWorks Engineering – for their revolutionary counter-drone net capture systems: SkyWall.
About the Award
The annual ADS Security Innovation Award, recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies. The award is specifically designed to identify those capabilities that have caused a step change in the effectiveness of the UK’s ability to prevent, respond to, reduce the impact of or investigate risks.