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Suspect Detection Systems signs agreement with U.S. distributor
Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a developer of counter terror and crime prevention technology, signed an agreement with Gans & Pugh Associates to market and distribute its products in the U.S.
Israel-based Suspect Detection Systems makes proprietary technology that combines audiovisual elements, customized interrogation methods, and a unique set of advanced algorithms to analyze outputs of a potential suspect's parasympathetic nervous system, much like a lie-detector. The software, according to the company, is programmed using proprietary algorithms that take into account multiple field and suspect-specific considerations, and can even identify patterns across a set of suspects.
The company said its Cogito systems emulate the analysis of manual polygraph specialists, and determines whether an individual in question is a suspect or non-suspect. The system is designed to operate without the presence of interrogation experts.
The technology detects the hidden "hostile intent" of assailants - before they commit their intended acts - with a high degree of accuracy, according to the company. The system can also be used after a crime is committed to quickly identify criminals from among a general population pool, including suspects, it said.
Herdon, VA-based Gans & Pugh, said Suspect Detection Systems in a July 11 statement, is a fifty-five year-old company that markets surveillance equipment to federal and state clients throughout the U.S.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gans & Pugh Associates will market Cogito Technology within the U.S., targeting the federal homeland security market.
Gans & Pugh has significant experience representing Israeli-based security technologies, said Suspect Detection Systems.
"Since our successful pilots of Cogito at Knoxville, Tennessee airport in 2006 and Bergen County Prison in New Jersey in 2010, Suspect Detection Systems has been working to penetrate the American Homeland Security Market," said Gil Boosidan, chief executive officer at Suspect Detection Systems. "Gans & Pugh is a longstanding, reputable company that can assist us to achieve our goal to implementing Cogito technology across the country," he said.