Press Release | July 05, 2017

Human Security Radar® (HSR®), the breakthrough technology
that protects public places from terrorist attack,
draws serious acclaim at IDEF.

Tallinn and Istanbul, July 5, 2017 – today Apstec Systems™ (Apstec™) and AKBA Technology & Defense Industries Inc. (AKBA) are delighted to announce the successful and exciting reception of Human Security Radar® (HSR®) at IDEF’17 in Istanbul, Turkey. Delegates attended the 13th International Defence Industry Fair from the Turkish government, as well as professionals from 110 countries worldwide. In addition to introducing HSR to the Turkish market, IDEF proved an opportunity to engage with potential customers and partners from numerous other countries. HSR’s unique capabilities and relevance drew acclaim from many in attendance, including the Turkish Defence Minister, Mr. Fikri Işık, who Tweeted “The world's most advanced suicide bomb detection system, capable of detecting both solid and liquid explosives even in grams of weight is at IDEF'17”. HSR also featured on a number of Turkish mainstream media channels, including Turkish CNN, which demonstrated the technology’s threat detection and people scanning capability live on air (see YouTube link below). The successful launch at IDEF is part of a program implemented by AKBA to introduce HSR to the Turkish market which has resulted in significant outcomes including a number of extremely high profile pilot installations and demonstrations in Turkey and further afield.

The security of crowded places is fast becoming an issue of great concern throughout the world with the regularity and proximity of terrorist incidents a constant reminder of the threat posed by extremism. For many years Turkey has suffered frequent terrorist incidents and remains a central target for many terrorist organizations that have recently accelerated their attacks using suicide bombers in the region. Accordingly, Turkey has recognized the need to put in place innovative solutions to fight against terrorism to address the gaps and weaknesses in traditional security measures.

“At AKBA Technology and Defense Industries, our primary objective is to bring this system to Turkey for the continued existence and security of our country. We believe that Human Security Radar will deliver a new dimension in fight against terror”, says Sirzat Balin, Co-Founder of AKBA. “AKBA’s goal is to bring the new generation security solutions to our country. Essentially we strive to provide and produce tailor-made solutions for the requirements of our customers in the public and private sectors by bringing niche security and defence technologies to our country, particularly in the protection of border regions, pipelines, refineries, and similar critical areas”.

Apstec is a leading innovator specializing in the development of technology for the detection of weapons and person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs). Apstec’s HSR™ delivers cutting-edge technology with the capability to dramatically improve the security of vulnerable crowded places. The fully automatic walkthrough system is the groundbreaking innovation that extends secure perimeters without causing delay to intensive people flow. The maturity of the technology – in development since 2005 – and the completion of numerous successful trials that have demonstrated an exceptionally high accuracy rate and unparalleled throughput with the capacity to screen over 10,000 people per hour make HSR™ a unique and compelling solution to one of the most significant security challenges of the modern era – securing vulnerable crowded places from terrorist attacks.

“We are delighted with the positive response to HSR technology”, says Gregory Labzovsky, CEO of Apstec. “The technology was well received and we are looking forward to building on the positive and enthusiastic relationships developed during IDEF’17 so that we can begin making a difference to the security of public crowded places in Turkey and the region”.

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About Apstec

Founded in 2003, Apstec has established itself as an innovator in the field of real-time mass people screening and threat detection technology. Backed by meticulous research and development by its leading experts specializing in the application of radio physics, electronics and software engineering to the development of technology for the detection of weapons and person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs), Apstec can boast the most mature and rigorously tested system available to the market today, the Human Security Radar® (HSR®). With patents allowed in 59 countries worldwide and the completion of numerous successful trials with leading organizations, Apstec is poised to make good on its mission to make the world a safer place. For more information about the company please visit:

About AKBA

AKBA was founded in 2016 to provide security and defense solutions to government, public institutions and private sector corporations. The company’s solution-focused approach to delivering niche technologies, customized to specific security requirements, is supplemented by over 24 years of in-house experience and expertise with a network comprising of prominent security advisors and service partners. For more information about the company please visit:

About IDEF’17

IDEF’17, the 13th International Defence Industry Fair, which is held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and organized by the Ministry of National Defence took place between the 9-12 May and is the biggest industry fair in the Eurasian region and one of the top five in the world. IDEF International Defence Industry Fair has been held once in every odd year since 1993. IDEF has played an essential role on the development of friendship and cooperation between participant countries. IDEF, as a high technology defence industry fair, incorporating main defence industry branches and their subordinates, is an essential international marketing arena for defence industry companies.

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