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Outsmarting Smugglers: Contraband detection in the era of AI

AI is transforming smuggling detection by predicting high-risk shipments through analysis of various textual data. The emerging frontier is image-recognition algorithms trained on thousands of X-ray images annotated by experts. As smuggling techniques get more sophisticated, so too must our methods of detection.

January 4th, 2024

S2 University’s Global Smuggling Trends Report

Take a look at the S2U website’s special feature, Global Smuggling Trends Report . This interacti...

November 8th, 2023

Border Security – Scanning And Threat Detection – The Path To Ai

AI’s success should be built upon a solid foundation of appropriate inputs, including a significant body of scanned images and the appropriate algorithms to guide machine learning towards reasonable, accurate outcomes. 

March 22nd, 2023

Challenges and Opportunities In Event Security

But there is no escaping the reality that the event-day experience also is a big influence on whether fans choose to return or stay away from your venue or event.

March 1st, 2022

S2 University Trains Teams To Respond & Excel

S2U enhances security programs offering unique, tailored learning management systems that use real-world scenarios and images.

January 30th, 2022

Achieving True Command and Control

Developing true command and control in security operations can lead to breakthrough improvements, but it requires emphasizing the quality of data as much as the quantity of people or goods moving through the security process.

March 1st, 2021

Accelerate: The Training Issue

The secret sauce to effective training is deploying real-world scenarios and information, delivered by trainers with hands-on operational experience.

December 19th, 2019

Don’t Let Undertrained Staff Be Weakest Link In Ensuring Event Safety & Security

“The most sophisticated machines become worthless if the people who operate them and visually inspect the x-ray images are not qualified to do so.” — International Journal of Ergonomics

December 19th, 2019

The Port of San Juan: A Case Study in Port Security Innovation

Every port, no matter how large or small, can implement near-100 percent of containerized cargo screening.

September 1st, 2019

Accelerating Secure Trade | Accelerate Magazine Vol 1 Issue 4

The latest issue of Accelerate focuses on topics and trends in achieving security screening efficiency and success in the Customs and border environment. 

August 26th, 2019

OSI Systems Ceo Deepak Chopra In LA Times

"An OSI cargo scanner turned up the drugs, worth about $5 million, by detecting a secret compartment hidden beneath a load of cucumbers."

July 9th, 2019

One Ton of Marijuana Discovered at Kapshtice, Albania

Our S2 Global team at the Albanian border in Kapshticë identified one ton of marijuana in a container with a manifest that listed its contents as bran. The government of Albania stated that this was the largest seizure of marijuana in recent years.

June 20th, 2019
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