The Thermal Matrix advanced security ACT system has long range standoff detection capability that can spot potential tragedy long before a terrorist has time to act. Independent testing performed by federal government agencies in the U.S. and abroad has shown the system capable of detecting threat objects in real time, hundreds of feet from both the system and operator, while the terrorist remains unaware he is being monitored. The system employs a dedicated military grade infrared sensor coupled with software to automatically detect concealed objects under layers of clothing. Unlike current portal systems, the system can be used indoors and outdoors at extreme standoff distances. It easily detects all types of threats, including guns, knives, or powered explosives, liquids and gels. The advantages of such a system include the safety of early detection, the expedience of the system’s accuracy and reliability, and the system’s ability to inspect individuals covertly.