GB2440937A - Arms and explosives detection and containment chamber with revolving door - Google Patents

Arms and explosives detection and containment chamber with revolving door Download PDF

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GB2440937A
GB2440937A GB0616426A GB0616426A GB2440937A GB 2440937 A GB2440937 A GB 2440937A GB 0616426 A GB0616426 A GB 0616426A GB 0616426 A GB0616426 A GB 0616426A GB 2440937 A GB2440937 A GB 2440937A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05GSAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS
    • E05G5/00Bank protection devices
    • E05G5/02Trapping or confining mechanisms, e.g. transaction security booths
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B3/00Window sashes, door leaves, or like elements for closing wall or like openings; Layout of fixed or moving closures, e.g. windows in wall or like openings; Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing frames
    • E06B3/90Revolving doors; Cages or housings therefor
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01VGEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS
    • G01V5/00Prospecting or detecting by the use of nuclear radiation, e.g. of natural or induced radioactivity
    • G01V5/0008Detecting hidden objects, e.g. weapons, explosives
    • GPHYSICS
    • G21NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
    • G21FPROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT; TREATING RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED MATERIAL; DECONTAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS THEREFOR
    • G21F7/00Shielded cells or rooms

Abstract

A circularly cylindrical chamber with a rotating door is designed to seal the chamber on detection of dangerous or illegal substances such as weapons, explosives, radioactive materials or drugs. Passengers, e.g. at an airport, would pass through the chamber and be prevented from gaining access to a populated zone if they tested positive in one of the illegal substance tests. The chamber is resistant to explosive blast from within the chamber, and is preferably also able to contain gasses, solvents or radioactive material. The chamber may be mobile or fixed, and a small scale version for luggage only is also envisaged.

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<p>ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES DETECTION AND CONTAINMENT CHAMBER</p>

<p>This invention relates to an arms and explosives detection and containment chamber.</p>

<p>The world is currently experiencing armed terrorist attacks on buildings and on forms of transport including road, rail, sea and air. Arms are often used for bank robberies. Other targets include government or military installations and public buildings such as theatres, cinemas, shops, shopping malls, sports arenas, religious sites and other places of public events or meetings.</p>

<p>These attacks often take the form of armed assaults or detonation of explosive devices.</p>

<p>It has become necessary to search passengers and visitors for concealed weapons and explosives.</p>

<p>In recent days the threat has become so serious that the airport authorities for example have banned most items of carry on baggage and personal items such as mobile phones, laptops and ipod-type devices as they fear that these items may be concealing explosives or could be used as a trigger to activate a device. There has come to the attention of the authorities a planned threat by terrorists to use concealed liquid explosives which could be camouflaged to appear to be beverages or items of personal care such as shampoos.</p>

<p>New checks have been brought into place and they are causing serious delays.</p>

<p>Current checks are carried out by means of physical personal checking, X-ray checks on luggage and passengers and checking of luggage by detectors The present invention is designed to speed up and to improve safety and security against these forms of attack.</p>

<p>According to the present invention there is provided a circular chamber through which a visitor or passenger and his luggage must pass. The chamber is fitted with an X-ray system and Particulate explosives detectors capable of detecting all known forms of explosives.</p>

<p>Visitors or passengers are allowed to enter singly or as a pair if someone is wheelchair-bound.</p>

<p>The rotating doors close and the detectors are activated. If considered necessary, X-ray checks are done or a person may be instructed to leave his luggage and personal items in the chamber and depart whilst X-ray tests are performed. If any arms or explosives are detected an alarm is triggered and the doors remain locked, preventing the escape of the detainee or a control room operator can decide to leave the chamber sealed if he suspects a risk and security guards can be called to investigate further. The chamber is built to withstand the effects of an explosion in the event that an explosive device is detonated on detection, thereby protecting any innocent bystanders. The doorway version of the chamber is also fitted with video and 2 way radio connected to a control room. A testing console is incorporated into a side wall where additional tests such as Spray bomb detection can be carried out under instruction from the control room. Additional sensors can be fitted to detect for poisonous gasses or solvents or the presence of radio-active material.</p>

<p>The chamber is pre-manufactured and can be installed very quickly and easily on site. The chamber is manufactured in two forms; the first is a doorway chamber, which is used for people with or without luggage, the second is a smaller, portable unit on wheels which is used for objects and luggage which arrive and depart by conveyor and is particularly useful where luggage is in transit and may be in the process of transfer from an airport where security is lax.</p>

<p>It is envisaged that the doorway chambers would be fitted at the entrances to stations, airports, ports and buildings and they could be used in multiples to improve speed of access. The portable units are positioned on luggage conveyors and can be used at various points within the flow circuit as required.</p>

<p>Specific embodiments of the invention will now be described by way of example with reference to the following drawings in which:-Fig. 1 shows the doorway version Fig. 2 shows the mobile luggage version Referring to the drawings, the cabinet comprises an outer protective shell I and a rotating door 2, which is activated by means of a proximity sensor 7.</p>

<p>Explosion relief panels 3, are set into the top of the chamber.</p>

<p>A central shaft 4 drives the doors.</p>

<p>There is a point of entry 5 and an exit 6.</p>

<p>A proximity switch 7 detects approaching objects.</p>

<p>The doorway version as illustrated in Fig.1 has an additional testing station 8.</p>

<p>An alarm 9 gives a visual warning of an alert.</p>

<p>Detectors 10 detect the presence of explosives.</p>

<p>Video and radio 11 connect with a control room.</p>

<p>X-ray equipment 14 detects arms or explosives by visual means.</p>

<p>The mobile luggage version in Fig.2 is fitted with a conveyor belt 12.</p>

<p>This version is mobile and fitted with wheels 13.</p>

<p>On the approach of an individual or luggage object the door 2 slides open allowing the entry through the entry pointS of one or more pieces of luggage and or one or more persons.</p>

<p>The door then rotates, closing off the entry point 5 and exit point 6.</p>

<p>Explosive sensors 10 are activated and X-rays can be taken if considered necessary by the control room. The control room can also give instructions to any occupant of the chamber to perform additional tests on themselves at the testing station 8.</p>

<p>Following negative testing, or when the threat is established as non-existent or low, the door 2 opens allowing exit and entry of the next luggage or individual.</p>

<p>If the tests prove positive for explosives or arms or drugs or the release of gasses, the door 2 remains sealed and security guards are called to intervene.</p>

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    <p>1. An arms and explosives detection and containment chamber comprising a circular chamber, fitted with a rotating door and interior detection equipment for the detection of arms and explosives; the chamber designed to remain closed if substances or a risk is detected and the chamber manufactured to a degree of explosion resistance, protecting nearby property and people from being injured by any detonation.</p>
    <p>2. An arms and explosives detection and containment chamber as claimed in Claim 1 wherein the chamber can include detection of drugs or banned substances if required.</p>
    <p>3. An arms and explosives detection and containment chamber as claimed in Claim I which can take the form of a fixed or mobile version.</p>
    <p>4. An arms and explosives detection and containment chamber as claimed in Claim I wherein the unit can be built to include for protection of the release of gasses or solvents into the surrounding atmosphere.</p>
    <p>5. An arms and explosives detection and containment chamber as claimed in Claim 1 wherein the unit can be built to include the detection and containment of radio-active materials.</p>
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