Law enforcement, military, and other security forces can instantly detect concealed weapons and contraband at a safe distance using the ACT system, designed by Thermal Matrix USA of Tampa, Florida. It combines the safety of stand-off inspection with the accuracy and reliability of a pat-down search. The system detects explosives, guns, knives, and liquids even when hidden under layers of clothing. Advanced optics and state of the art software allow threats to be detected at long range. ACT does not see anatomical features in any way. The system is easy to operate, providing computer-assisted filtering and threat recognition software. Its compact size allows it to be completely mobile, and it operates in any environment regardless of temperature, light levels, or weather.