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Digital Barriers plc
10 October 2016



10 October 2016


Digital Barriers plc


("Digital Barriers" or the "Group")



Digital Barriers and G4S announce technology partnership to enhance public safety


Digital Barriers plc (AIM: DGB, the "Group"), the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with G4S, the world's leading global, integrated security company specialising in the delivery of security and related services.


The partnership will see G4S offer the unique ThruVis capability from Digital Barriers to provide a level of security for crowded public spaces including transportation hubs and sporting, leisure and other special events that has not been available until now. ThruVis is a special camera that can detect threats concealed under clothing, such as weapons or explosives, without disrupting the throughput of people across transportation networks and into large event centres, stadiums or other crowded public spaces. ThruVis is mobile, discreet and rapidly deployed. It has been used effectively by government agencies around the world and is now being made available across the broader public safety market for the first time.


G4S recognises the need to provide greater protection of crowded public spaces in light of recent terrorist atrocities, but that by doing this it risks degrading the passenger or visitor experience due to lengthy queues on entry. ThruVis is an ideal solution to this challenge.


Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Barriers commented:


"Our partnership with G4S will help to secure public spaces and event venues globally, providing an additional layer of security that is not in place today. ThruVis has already been used around the world by government agencies to protect the public from acts of terrorism, now we hope to extend this to help protect the public from attacks on so-called soft target locations."


Eric Alexander, Managing Director, G4S Events commented:


"G4S is embracing cutting edge-technology and working with industry partners such as Digital Barriers to provide solutions that protect the public from sophisticated and covert threats. G4S is supporting this technology as a unique way to secure event venues, significantly enhancing traditional security measures such as metal detectors and baggage checks.


"ThruVis provides a higher level of protection and deterrence whilst reducing queue times, improving the visitor experience, and because it's a passive camera it does so without any issues of safety or privacy. Given recent events we see this as an inevitable additional security measure that will rapidly become commonplace."



For further information please contact:

Digital Barriers plc

+44 (0)20 3553 5888

Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Cooper, Chief Financial Officer

Investec Investment Banking

+44 (0)20 7597 5970

Andrew Pinder / Patrick Robb

FTI Consulting LLP

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

Edward Bridges / Matt Dixon



About Digital Barriers:

Digital Barriers provides visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets. We deliver zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks, including cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud, utilising significantly less bandwidth than standard technologies.


Our rapidly-installed fixed and mobile solutions for covert, remote and wide-area deployments, as well as vehicle and body-worn applications, have been sold into more than fifty countries, and have been proven in some of the world's most demanding operational environments. We also provide advanced video content analysis and body scanning to identify safety concerns and threats in real-time.


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