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MicroSearch® — Human Presence & Intrusion Detection

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MicroSearch® is a-one-of-a-kind security inspection system that detects human beings hiding in vehicles or containers by sensing the vibrations caused by the human heartbeat. The technology is more reliable and cost-effective than other sensor approaches, and safer and faster than manual searches. MicroSearch can be operated in two modes: standard and enhanced. The enhanced mode is particularly well suited for the harshest of environments, where ground vibration can interfere with detection results. Wired and wireless cables offer flexibility and convenience.
How MicroSearch® Works
The MicroSearch system includes a computer, digital control box, small vehicle and ground sensors, and cables. The magnetic vehicle sensors, when placed on a vehicle or a container, determine whether a human is inside without the time-consuming and expensive task of unloading and inspecting the entire vehicle or container and all of the contents. The ground sensors mitigate any nearby environmental vibrations for increased accuracy. The sensors, similar to those used to measure earthquakes, measure the tiny movements or vibrations transmitted to a suspension system. Based on the vibrations, MicroSearch indicates if an individual is present. In less than a minute, MicroSearch can determine whether or not a further search is required.
Optional wireless sensors offer the same reliability and accuracy as wired sensors, and improved flexibility and convenience by eliminating cables. They are completely interchangeable with wired sensors and require no additional operational changes. The sensors may be used interchangeably, or as emergency back-up for each other.

MicroSearch® Benefits
Reliability — Accurate results in a variety of environmental conditions, including dry, dusty, wet, and hot or cold environments
Speed — Fast processing for maximum efficiency
Accuracy — Lower false alarm rates than any other available product
Safety — No risk to operator or detected person during operation
Unmatched flexibility — Portable and fixed systems meet your environmental or operational requirements. All systems have touch screen displays for ease of use and are compatible with interchangeable wired or wireless sensors.
Economy — Far less capital-intensive than dedicated vehicle/cargo X-ray machines
Light, compact sensors — Twice the holding power of previous sensors
Flexible cabling — Heavy duty connectors for maximum cable life
Superior data transfer — High-speed USB interface between the control box module and host computer
Authorized Resellers
MicroSearch has authorized resellers around the globe. Our human presence detection system, MicroSearch, has been deployed and used globally since 2001 to make vehicle and container inspections safer and more efficient for correctional facilities, border crossings, ferry ports, seaports, and high-value facilities.

All MicroSearch authorized resellers offer full service and technical support after the sale. Contact us at to find an authorized reseller near you.

MicroSearch® is offered by ENSCO, Inc.

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MicroSearch is a one-of-a-kind security inspection system that detects humans hiding in vehicles or containers on vehicles by sensing the vibrations caused by the human heartbeat. Since 2001, MicroSearch has been deployed worldwide in land and sea ports of entry, border crossings, correctional facilities, and high value facilities. read more