Loss prevention and employee screening

Loss prevention and employee screening

Solutions to prevent employee theft and sabotage

R&S®QPS Walk2000 - maximum throughput

Loss prevention is a major concern for many companies. On average, a company loses 5% of its annual revenue to employee theft, and up to 75% of employees steal from their employer at least once. Aside from preventing simple theft, protecting data and intellectual property are also of great importance. The natural solution would be extensive staff screening, but that comes with many challenges such as:

  • Long queues during peak times
  • Annoying screening procedures
  • Staffing problems
  • Increased costs

Meet the R&S®QPS Walk2000. This security scanner is ideal for applications that do not need ultimate detection performance but focus on extremely high throughput and minimal disruption to screened persons. People can walk through the scanner at their normal pace, just like walking through a doorway. There is no need to pause-and-pose and no need to remove shoes or outwear. The R&S®QPS Walk2000 can scan up to 750 persons per hour, minimizing queuing to help business manage peak time shift changes.

A key challenge for loss prevention is the variability of items of interest. A loss prevention security solution must be able to detect all kinds of objects - from small electronics to packaged food and anything in between. The R&S®QPS series makes this simple with machine learning algorithms: the scanners can be trained to focus on specific objects or object classes. They can also be continuously updated to detect new items of interest.

The R&S®QPS series also protects employee privacy. The scanners do not generate images but rather display alarms on a generic, gender-neutral avatar. All collected data are protected according to the latest cybersecurity standards by the R&S®QPS Server solution

There are already proven cases of the R&S®QPS Walk2000 being used in loss prevention, for example in food production, cosmetics distribution and film and video game distribution.

R&S®QPS201 - airport-grade security

For companies that require the highest scan resolutions, Rohde & Schwarz offers the R&S®QPS201. This security scanner comes with specialized loss prevention algorithms to provide enhanced detection capabilities. It is already used in airports worldwide and is certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other supervisory authorities.

The R&S®QPS201 has a high throughput at 300 persons per hour. It successfully protects assets in a wide range of demanding application scenarios, such as:

  • Electronics production
  • Chip industry
  • Banking
  • Printing and engraving
  • Pharmaceuticals and logistics
  • Logistic distribution of electronics and jewelry
  • PGM industry

The scanner is also used in data centers to help prevent data leaks by defending against physical theft or sabotage using portable devices.

Your loss prevention challenges

Loss prevention is a complex challenge with many different aspects:

  • Employee theft
  • Protecting assets
  • Intellectual property rights (IPR) protection
  • Managing peak time shift changes
  • Variability of objects of interests
  • Employee privacy
  • Security staff shortage and staffing costs
  • Acceptance by employees and security staff

High-performance loss prevention solutions

Rohde & Schwarz employee screening solutions combine reliable security screening with exceptionally high throughput. The R&S®QPS loss prevention solutions use millimeterwave (mmWave) technology to detect objects regardless of material. This makes them highly versatile and adaptable to many use cases.

The R&S®QPS presents no health risks. The mmWaves used by the scanner are reflected by the skin and do not penetrate the human body. The frequencies it uses are significantly lower than even mobile phone emissions.

Benefits of Rohde & Schwarz loss prevention solutions

  • Trainable to specific objects of interest
  • Ability to integrate into data warehousing
  • Screening process automation
  • Best in class detection
  • Future-proof design
  • Modular design for future integration
  • Server for statistical data
  • Static and walk-through options
  • Proven effectiveness in various application fields

Our people screening solutions to protect your assets

Quick Personnel Security Scanner

R&S®QPS201 quick personnel security scanner

High precision people screening solution for small object detection.

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Revolutionizing Security Screening with the R&S®QPS Walk2000

R&S®QPS Walk2000 walk-through security scanner

High throughput people screening solution ensuring a fast and comfortable screening experience.

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Loss prevention case studies, webinars, white papers and more

Webinar: Can Technology Solutions Meet the Challenge of Employee Theft in Production, Logistics and Distribution?

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Case study: Security solutions at swiss army logistics center

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White paper: Millimeterwave screening for loss prevention

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Webinar: Advanced on-person screening solutions for asset protection

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Webinar: Millimeterwave screening for loss prevention

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Loss prevention security FAQs

Are mmWaves safe?

Yes, the millimeterwave imaging technology used by R&S®QPS scanners are safe and pose no health risks. The waves are reflected by the skin and are non-invasive. The technology is also certified for safe use by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). It uses frequencies similar to those of a vehicle distance warning system, and the transmitted power at the scanned person’s location is several orders of magnitude lower than mobile phone emissions.

Can the scanners be trained to detect new objects of interest?

Yes. The R&S®QPS can be trained to detect new items and object classes. There are also a number of additional software options available on request:

  • Specialized detection algorithms for loss prevention, with adjustable sensitivity and an optional second pose to maximize detection rates
  • ECAC- and TSA-certified algorithms with excellent detection performance and a low false alarm rate for aviation safety
  • Proven detection algorithms for correctional facilities
What are the smallest detectable items?

The R&S®QPS operates in the 70 GHz to 80 GHz frequency range. Hereby the QPS201 provides the most superior sensor quality due to its highest resolution, fully electronic antennas and fastest data acquisition, setting the benchmark in detection capabilities even down to very challenging objects as SD cards, pills, drugs, banknotes, etc.

Detection capabilities in field depends on various parameters as objects size, shape, material, location on body, clothing, individual person and other factors.

Can you detect something inside a person’s body?

No. The mmWaves used by the R&S®QPS are reflected by the skin and cannot penetrate the human body.

What are the physical dimensions?

R&S®QPS Walk2000 gate dimensions (H x W x L): 2490 mm × 1832 mm × 2750 mm, where the entrance width is 816 mm

R&S®QPS201 dimensions (W x H x D): 1750 mm x 2320 mm x 1433 mm

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