Body Orifice Security Scanners
What is a B.O.S.S.?
B.O.S.S. is a unique, quick, non-intrusive, affordable, high sensitivity detector created to identify metal objects concealed in body cavities. It is commonly used in corrections facilities to survey inmates for weapons and contraband objects hidden in anal, vaginal, oral and nasal cavities. At some sites guests are also screened.
B.O.S.S. has gone through significant screening at US State and Federal Corrections facilities and has received considerable attention in both the electronic and print media.
Normal objects being targeted are razor blades, handcuff keys, paper clips, knives, shanks and tools. The B.O.S.S. also detects cellular telephones, metal foils and objects including detonator caps. Razor blades are of particular concern as they are tough to detect in all orientations with walk-through devices, and some have even said prisoners are known to cut pouches in their cheeks to hide razor blades.