CORSYS to Advance Integrated Smart Port Border Security


Smiths Detection has unveiled CORSYS, a pioneering security command centre that uses a cloud-based, digital ecosystem to present a comprehensive view of a port and its container assessments to advance border security.

The SaaS-based software product is a hardware-agnostic system that integrates data from a vast array of devices and processes.

It uses the latest digital architecture including stream analytics, machine learning and augmented intelligence.

Business to government operations can use CORSYS to control an entire security operation from a single, secure window to ensure real-time awareness and rapid decision-making.

Data can also be aggregated from IoT devices to assess anomalies and detect risks.

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Customs administrators that use CORSYS will be able to view data from an electronic manifest and generate a risk profile for each container arriving at a port by using a combination of physical and data-driven tools.

This is supported by smart CCTV and third-party data sources.

CORSYS can merge information into a single command centre display so that security operations managers can eliminate the need to access multiple, independent bespoke systems.

Following development, rigorous testing and extensive customer journey-mapping workshops have ensured CORSYS offers ease of use and the highest levels of security.


The official launch of the technology will take place at the World Customs Organization’s Global Technology and Innovation Forum in Japan this week [31 October – 2 November 2017] and will be available to purchase in Q1 2018.

CORSYS is designed to help Customs Administrators find anomalies, manage risks more effectively and increase duty collections to significantly improve overall operational performance.

It integrates three aspects of an organisation’s security operations:

  • Devices: including screening and detection equipment; perimeter security; access control; surveillance equipment; and communications networks
  • Processes: including manifest examination; screening decision-making; physical inspection communications; and process flow (for containers/parcels), as well as maintenance planning and execution.
  • Oversight tools: including asset management and performance dashboards

Smiths Detection's most recent technical paper by Tim Norton called 'Bot Controlled Borders' to understand how the ports and borders sector is growing

The CORSYS architecture is based on an open, hardware-agnostic platform designed with Microsoft Azure as its core SaaS delivery service.

Its development is based on globally accepted technology, positioned for large-scale enterprises and government-level disaster recovery.

Tim Norton, Smiths Detection’s Global Market Director for Ports & Borders, said: “The PROFILER application, for example, uses machine learning algorithms to determine the most efficient way to physically inspect targets – be that non-intrusive inspection (such as X-ray scanning), canine inspection or destuffing (unloading) the container.

“The ANALYSER+ application enhances the ability to recognise threats and contraband, while the DECISION CENTRE & DASHBOARD applications allow officers to monitor the entire flow of their security operations from a single window.”

Read more: CORSYS will launch at the 2017 World Customs Organization’s Global Technology and Innovation Forum

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