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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) is “One to Watch”

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., via their subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd., is a developer of proprietary counter terror and crime prevention technology. The design of this technology is to identify threats in real-time and prevent incidents before they are carried out. Trading on the OTCBB, the company’s product line, “COGITO”, is an aid to thwarting security threats through physical analysis.

The Company develops their advanced technologies based on extensive Intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise accumulated in Israel and other countries worldwide. Former senior officials of Israeli security and experienced senior experts of the high-tech industry founded Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.’s “COGITO1002″ is a tool that helps law enforcement agencies in their war against international terrorism. It relies on unique and proprietary technology and the Company designed it to identify malicious intent at border control and other checkpoints. The “COGITO1002″ is an automated kiosk-like station that enables the profiling and screening of passengers based on biofeedback indications.

The Company also has their COGITO1003. It is a stationary “Internal Threat”, pre-employment, and employee integrity screening system. It is also a fully automated system and requires no involvement of professional interrogators or interviewers.

In addition, they have their COGITO4M – a military grade product for the Field Intelligence of Military, Police, and Law Enforcement units. U.S. Governmental Agencies and Israeli Security Agencies successfully tested this technology. Commercial and governmental customers in Israel, The United States, Central America, and South Africa are using this product.

The COGITO4M system enables military units to efficiently interrogate hostiles or indifferent civil population. Using the COGITO4M enables military units that might have no knowledge of the local language to potentially identify who among the civilians is a wanted terrorist, and where there might be a nearby ambush or mine trap.

The Company designed their COGITO Back-Office to manage and control all the test stations in a given site, nationwide operation, or international global operation. It serves as the central unit that stores all test histories, examinees profiles, and biometrics. It is responsible for system administration, data distribution, and interfacing to external systems and databases.

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.’s mission is to assist law enforcement agencies worldwide in their war against local and international sophisticated organized crime and terrorism. They work to provide innovative solutions deployable immediately by those who require them most.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Recognizes First Technology Sale to Private Central American Enterprise

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Suspect Detection Systems Inc. operates through its subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. to develop counter terrorism and crime prevention technology. The company today announced its subsidiary has sold several units of its Cogito rapid interrogation system to a human resource company with operations in Central America and Mexico.

Cogito is an automated system that detects and exposes hostile motives of potential employees who may be connected to crime organizations, or have a history of criminal activity.

The un-named customer in today’s announced purchase is to an investigative enterprise that was recently established to provide its clients with Cogito-based services. Cogito will be used to conduct pre-employment applicant screenings, internal threat and loss prevention screenings, and corporate internal investigations.

Gil Boosidan, CEO of Suspect Detection, said that the company believes Cogito has the potential to prevent crime and is applicable to the federal and private sectors.

“Cogito technology is once again proving that is valuable not only to federal law enforcement agencies, but also to the private sector,” Boosidan stated in the press release. “We believe that Cogito will prove particularly effective in preventing crime in Central America where criminal activity in the workplace often takes place.”

Though the price tag wasn’t revealed in today’s press release, Suspect Detection said the six-digit down payment has been sent to the company to initiate delivery. The sale was designed as part of a revenue sharing model in which Suspect Detection and the purchaser will divide income generated from each individual screening.

The purchase marks Suspect Detections’ first multiple unit sale to a private enterprise in Central America, though Cogito technology is already being used by federal law enforcement agents in various Latin American countries, including Mexico.

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Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDSS.OB) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., via their subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd., is a developer of proprietary counter terror and crime prevention technology. The design of this technology is to identify threats in real-time, and prevent incidents before they are carried out. The company’s product line, the “COGITO”, is an aid to thwarting security threats.

The Company develops their advanced technologies based on extensive intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise accumulated in Israel and other countries worldwide. Former senior officials of Israeli security and experienced senior experts of the high-tech industry founded Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.’s “COGITO1002″ is a tool that helps law enforcement agencies in their war against international terrorism. It relies on unique and proprietary technology designed to identify malicious intent at border control and other checkpoints. The “COGITO1002″ is an automated kiosk-like station that enables the profiling and screening of passengers based on biofeedback indications.

The Company also has their COGITO1003. It is a stationary “Internal Threat”, pre-employment, and employee integrity screening system. It is also a fully automated system and requires no involvement of professional interrogators or interviewers.

In addition, they also have their COGITO4M. This is a military grade product for the Field Intelligence of Military, Police, and Law Enforcement units. U.S. Governmental Agencies and Israeli Security Agencies have successfully tested this technology. Commercial and governmental customers in Israel, The United States, Central America, and South Africa are using this product.

The COGITO4M system enables military units to efficiently interrogate a hostile or indifferent civil population. Using the COGITO4M enables military units that might have no knowledge of the local language to identify who among the civilians is a wanted terrorist and where there might be a nearby ambush or mine trap.

The Company designed their COGITO Back-Office to manage and control all the test stations in a given site, nationwide operation, or international global operation. It serves as the central unit that stores all test histories, examinees profiles, and biometrics. It is responsible for system administration, data distribution, and interfacing to external systems and databases.

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.’s mission is to assist law enforcement agencies worldwide in their war against local and international sophisticated organized crime and terrorism. They work to provide innovative solutions deployable today by those who require them most.

Earlier this month, Suspect Detection Systems Inc., announced that they won their recent bid to sell additional Cogito™ rapid interrogation units to a federal agency in India. They received awarding of the bid in February. The technology sold and delivered in April through their subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.

On May 18, 2010, Suspect Detection Systems Inc. reported financials for Q1 of the 2010 fiscal year. Highlights of the financial reports include revenues of $620,199 in Q1 2010, versus $168,892 revenues in Q1 2009. Gross profits for the Company were $581,860.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB)

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Suspect Detection Systems Inc. has dedicated its efforts to developing innovative Homeland Security, Military Intelligence and Law Enforcement advance technologies based on extensive intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise accumulated in Israel and around the world. The company was founded by former senior officials of Israeli security and senior experts of the high-tech industry.

The company’s first advanced line of product, COGITO, is designed to identify malicious intent in various settings and scenarios. The technical solution is comprised of a front-end, the Test Station, and a back-office where multiple-station and multiple-site data is stored, managed and distributed. In a 5 minute test, the system can identify terrorists, employees who have hostile intents, criminals, smugglers or collaborators and direct further interrogation.

The military grade COGITO1003 is a fully automated, stationary “Internal Threat” and Pre Employment and employee integrity screening system. This technology was successfully tested by U.S. Governmental Agencies, Israeli Security agencies and is currently being used by both commercial and governmental customers in Israel, Mexico, India, South Africa and some former Soviet Union countries.

Suspect Detection Systems aims to assist law enforcement agencies all over the world as they fight against local and international sophisticated organized crime and terrorism. Leveraging its advanced technology and team of experienced professionals, the company provides innovative solutions that can be deployed today to protect the security of tomorrow.

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Joins with Gujarat to Combat Terrorism

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Suspect Detection System Inc. is a leading developer of proprietary counter-terror and crime technology. The company’s products are designed to gather intelligence quickly through a unique interrogation system, allowing for identification of threats in real-time and the ability to prevent incidents before they occur.

The company’s technology will soon be adopted in Gujarat, India. Gujarat is the western most state in India and home to some of the major ports and largest industries in India. It was also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. In recent years, it has also been the scene of terrorism between Hindus and Muslims.

The state of Gujarat will soon play incubator to a project that is said to be a huge leap in the global combat against terrorism. Forensic scientists and investigators of Gujarat will shortly tap into the expertise of Suspect Detection Systems and their COGNITO product which will help the authorities tell if a person is lying or going through high anxiety at entry points in the country like airports.

India is in need of technology such as Suspect Detection Systems’ COGNITO. The country is located in a volatile area of the globe bordering China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. There have been a number of terrorist attacks in the country over the past several years from a variety of terrorist groups.

The Directorate of Forensic Science in Gujarat will soon ink a memorandum of understanding to develop the project. In addition, Gujarat Forensic Science University will be developed as an excellence center for Suspect Detection Systems, not only for India, but for the entire south-east Asia region. This university will collaborate with two other universities that have departments of forensic science – the University of Florida and the University of Huddersfield in the UK.

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Introduces Revolutionary Crime Fighting Technology

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Recently, Suspect Detection Systems Inc. announced the introduction of their new commercial product, the Cogito Data Center. Cogito DC is a central knowledgebase and control server that serves as an analytical back office to the Cogito Rapid Interrogation System. Sales of the Cogito DC unit are projected to begin in 2010.

Cogito DC will enable SDS customers to create a central storage base of examinee data. The interrogation system, designed to collect a vast amount of data with each examination, begins with a scan of the examinees passport or identification card. Next, the system scans unique biometric identification information including fingerprint, eye imaging, and voice signature.

The Cogito DC knowledgebase aggregates and analyzes the interrogation results of all examinees and compares test results of potential suspects from common backgrounds. This then enables interrogators to perform intelligence analysis over the entire scope of collected metadata, which allows accurate identification of individuals who have already passed through the system. This capability aids law enforcement agents and Cogito users to identify changes in the threats posed by potential suspects.

Shabtai Shoval, CEO of SDS Ltd., stated, “SDS has completed its first full year of sales. As our rapid interrogation system has been deployed by law enforcement agents and private enterprises in various countries throughout the world, the perceived success of the system has matured our customers’ needs for upgrading their systems to the next level – a managed networked of test stations with a centralized database and control.”

“As more and more individuals are examined using the Cogito Rapid Interrogation System, the value of accumulated data will grow as well,” Shoval added. “Answering our customers demand for a central data server can have significant impact on SDS’s sales and revenue growth.”

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Recently Sold its COGNITO System in Central Asia

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems is a leading developer of proprietary counter-terror and crime prevention technology. The company’s technology is intended to identify threats in real-time by detecting the hidden ‘hostile intent’ of assailants before they commit their intended acts.

The company’s COGNITO technology is an automated interrogation system that enables investigative agencies to rapidly screen and interrogate suspects. The Cognito mobile system is small enough to fit in a handheld suitcase and allows for interrogations to take place in the field. This is in addition to traditional usage at police stations and interrogation rooms.

Suspect Detection Systems announced in mid-June the sale of its COGNITO4 Mobile Interrogation System to a federal law enforcement agency in Central Asia which was a former member of the Soviet Union. This was the company’s first sale in this part of the globe.

In discussing this sale, company CEO Shabtai Shoval said, “The sale of the Cognito system in Central Asia, as well as the sale reported a few weeks ago in Central America, demonstrate the international versatility of Suspect Detection System products. COGNITO technology has been recently upgraded to operational capacity in over 15 languages, and we look forward to introducing the system in additional countries within the region.”

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Completes R&D for Military Use

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc. is a developer of proprietary counter-terror and crime prevention technology designed to identify threats in real-time and prevent incidents before they are carried out. The company’s technology detects the hidden ‘hostile intent’ of assailants before they commit their intended acts with a remarkable degree of accuracy.

Suspect Detection Systems recently announced that they have successfully completed a two-year research and development project for the company’s Cognito4M Military Grade Technology. This technology enables military and homeland security organizations to interrogate terror suspects while operating in precarious field conditions.

Cognito4M has been developed to resolve one of the challenges of modern warfare – in particular, the accurate identification and capture of terrorists hiding among collaborating civilians.

The Cognito4M is designed to be easily carried into the field and assembled. The automated interrogation system can be operated by a single soldier with very basic computer training and without knowledge of interrogation techniques or local languages. The system is presently programmed to use English, Spanish, Afgani, Iraqi, Hindi, and Arabic languages and is encoded with data relevant to local terrorists’ cultural knowledge bases.

Company CEO Shabtai Shoval said, “The SDS management team is utilizing extensive security and military combat experience in Israel to counter terrorists’ knowledge and behavior patterns. We are leveraging this expertise to create state-of-the-art military grade interrogation technology that aids the war on terror and saves lives.”

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Globes Interview with Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

You look for suspicious responses, but people are different from one another. Maybe a suspect is mentally disturbed, or merely weird? Maybe his response will be different from that of other people of his nationality, because his parents were immigrants?

“In such a case, we ‘ll see a very different response from that of other people of his nationality, but we won ‘t see an exceptional response to the special words. His responses to all the words will be equally odd.”

Can a terrorist develop a response to beat the system?

“Terrorists don’t know our special words, which we constantly change, nor do they know the ‘reasonable response ‘, against which they ‘re compared. It will therefore be very difficult for them to train. A terrorist can try to teach himself to mute his responses, or even take a tranquilizer. But in that case, his response will be different from that of other people of his nationality.”

What if a terrorist doesn’t chose his native tongue, in order to avoid the special words?

“He will respond differently from the way the average English-speaker responds, both because it isn’t his native tongue, and because he won ‘t understand some of the words. It ‘s impossible to outsmart this machine; anyone who tries to be clever is screwed.”

What about someone who’s very interested in terrorism, but isn’t a terrorist? Maybe he ‘s a member of Pakistani security?

“It’s possible, although not at all certain, that such a person would be a suspect within the 4% permissible range. If he is, he ‘ll have to explain himself to the human interrogator.”

How is the system tested? After all, you can ‘t collect terrorists to consent to being tested.

“So far, we ‘ve only tested and calibrated the system on Israelis. As I said, the goal is to create a system that tests the fear of being caught, so some of the subjects were given a mission, and others weren’t. The system was able to identify the subjects who were given a mission. We later specifically tested stressful missions, such as taking something from the boss ‘s office. The system identified the people carrying out the stressful mission.”

The Department of Homeland Security allows you to suspect 4% of legitimate people. What is your margin of error in the other direction. Is the system certain of catching every terrorist, or will one periodically get through?

“We believe that maybe one out of dozens of terrorists can slip through the system. It’s not perfect, but that’s how it is with security – you can only do your best. You want things to make as difficult as possible for terrorists. If 50 terrorists are caught and one gets away, we’ll be pleased, and so will the authorities.”

The field is very hot, and there must be other companies mulling similar ventures.

“As far as I know, there are no systems that even come close to working on the same principle. There are systems that try to spot a lie through voice frequencies, but it hasn’t yet been proved that voice is an effective physiological index of intent. Another system is trying to spot excitement through body temperature, but what if the terrorist has taken a tranquilizer? None of these systems is as specific as ours. Even if someone were to read this article and decide to imitate us, he would face at least a two to three-year development hurdle.”

What’s your next step?

“Luckily, we’re in an all-or-nothing field. The Americans know that if they order the system only for JFK Airport, all the terrorists will switch to another one. The closure must be either hermetic, or nonexistent.

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Gets Inside The Terrorist Mind

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. is becoming known around the world for its development of a ground breaking security system that can do what no other security product on the market can do, get inside the mind of a terrorist or criminal. Using the most sophisticated combination of software and hardware available, coupled with years of hard-won field experience, the Israeli company has managed to create a way to identify unique thought processes that can be used as markers for criminal intent.

The approach has decided advantages over methods, such as trying to detect weapons or identify outwardly suspicious behavior, because the main tool of the terrorist, or any criminal, is what they are planning, and that is something that normal preventative tactics cannot recognize. After all, terrorist don’t need to carry guns or explosives on them as they pass through an airport and there may be nothing distinctive about their outward appearance.

SDS bypasses these superficial elements, focusing instead on subtle behavioral and biometric tags that are virtually invisible to an outside observer. In an airport setting, an international passenger would approach the machine, putting their passport on a scanner, and placing their hand on a special sensor. They are then presented with a series of questions, displayed on a screen in the language indicated on the passport, or through earphones if requested. The system uses data from the passenger’s ID, and combines it with the response and biometric data, creating a quick but surprisingly accurate profile of the person. More importantly, the system has been shown to effectively identify possible deceptive intent. The whole process only takes 3 minutes, and the passenger receives either a transfer printout authorizing them to move on, or an announcement that they will require further questioning.

Tests consistently show the effectiveness of the system, correctly spotting hostile intent, with relatively few false alarms. And, although originally designed to detect terrorists, the system is already in use in a variety of public and commercial settings around the world, showing its ability to be applied in almost any environment requiring security checks.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Introduces Commercial Cogito Data Center Knowledgebase

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Today, Suspect Detection Systems Inc. introduced a new commercial product, the Cogito Data Center (Cogito DC). Cogito DC is a central knowledgebase and control server designed to serve as a complete analytical back office to the Cogito Rapid Interrogation System. The company anticipates the first sales of the Cogito DC unit will be made next year.

Describing the system, the company stated in the press release, “Cogito DC will enable SDS customers to create a central storage base of all examinee data. The interrogation system collects an vast amount of data with each examination beginning with a scan of the examinees passport or identification card. The system then scans unique biometric identification information including fingerprint and iris (eye) imaging, and voice signature. The Cogito DC knowledgebase then aggregates and analyzes the interrogation results of all examinees. The system compares test results of potential suspects from common backgrounds, which then enables interrogators to perform intelligence analysis over the entire scope of collected metadata.”

With the Cogito DC, Cogito Test Stations can accurately identify individuals who have already passed through the system, comparing past and present test results. This helps law enforcement agents and employers using Cogito to identify changes in the threats posed by potential suspects due to real-time changes in external elements such as personal crises, blackmail, etc.

“SDS has completed its first full year of sales,” stated Shabtai Shoval, CEO of SDS Ltd. “As our rapid interrogation system has been deployed by law enforcement agents and private enterprises in various countries throughout the world, the perceived success of the system has matured our customers’ needs for upgrading their systems to the next level – a managed networked of test stations with a centralized database and control.”

“As more and more individuals are examined using the Cogito Rapid Interrogation System, the value of accumulated data will grow as well,” Shoval added. “Answering our customers demand for a central data server can have significant impact on SDS’s sales and revenue growth.”

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Optimistic About Applications

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems, Inc., producer of what some consider the world’s most sophisticated criminal/terrorist screening system, is faced with a world of potential applications for its product. The system allows people to be questioned, using sophisticated software and biometrics, to determine possible hostile intent. It consistently achieves a high success rate, with relatively few false alarms.

As such, it can be applied to an almost unlimited range of commercial and government situations; anywhere preliminary screening could provide valuable information.

Potential markets include the following:

• Law Enforcement
– Police
– Customs
– Immigration
– Prison
– Border Control
– Airport Security

• Intelligence
– Internal Security
– Secret Service
– Military Intelligence

• Commercial Enterprises
– Security Companies
– Financial Institutions
– Insurance Agencies
– Diamond Industry
– Critical Infrastucture
– Human Resources
– Oil & Gas Industry
– Casinos

Various configurations of the system are already deployed around the world, including the New York City Police Department, government and law enforcement agencies in India and Mexico, military intelligence units in Israel, diamond mining in South Africa, and employee screening in Central America. In the meantime, many additional markets are being pursued in these countries, as well as in places like China, Europe, and Africa.

It’s no coincidence that the SDS system is flexible enough for deployment on a worldwide stage. The company was founded by former senior officials of Israeli security, along with experts in technology. Israel is used to dealing with threats, both internal and external, involving individuals who could be from almost any country. Years of experience and testing have been carefully packed into the advanced system, and the result is an unmatched security product.

When you have a product that nobody else has, needed in an almost unlimited number of government and commercial environments, the term “optimism” seems conservative.

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Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDSS.OB) Record Volume Alert!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDSS.OB) is currently trading at $0.29, up 13.73%, on 895,007 traded shares. The stock has already broken its previous record volume and there’s still more than two hours of trading left!

Yesterday after the closing bell Suspect Detection Systems Inc. announced that it has sold the Cogito rapid interrogation system to a federal law enforcement agency in India. This sale was made after the agency’s extensive evaluation of Cogito technology over a period of several months.

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Federal Agency in India Purchases Suspect Detection Systems Inc.’s (SDSS.OB) Cogito Crime Prevention Technology

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a leading developer of counter terror and crime prevention technology, announced after the closing bell yesterday that it has sold the Cogito rapid interrogation system to a federal law enforcement agency in India. This sale was made after the agency’s extensive evaluation of Cogito technology over a period of several months.

According to the press release, the federal agency will utilize the automated rapid interrogation system to gather pre-crime and post-crime intelligence. The system’s interrogation of suspects and consequent gathering of information will be used to help solve crimes that have already been committed, as well as to help prevent potential crimes and terror attacks from taking place in the future.

Situated in an often volatile region bordering Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar, India has distinctive crime and terror prevention needs. The country has suffered many terror attacks, including a major attack killing more than 170 in Mumbai this past November.

“Our system has been successfully evaluated over several months, with our technology proving its value to law enforcement agencies working to solve and prevent crimes in India,” stated Shabtai Shoval, CEO of SDS Ltd. “We expect that Cogito technology will become an important component in the crime fighting practices of this federal agency; and we are hopeful that Cogito will aid in the prevention of future crimes and terrorist attacks.”

“India is a country that has a growing need for cutting edge crime prevention techniques, and is open to implementing new technologies. This combination has allowed our advanced intelligence gathering solution to penetrate such a strategic market for our company,” Shoval added.

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) is Transforming The World Of Security

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems, Inc., an Israeli based advanced security systems company, has created what some people are calling the most significant development in security since the invention of the polygraph. Their innovative technological offering is seen by some as a truly conceptual leap that promises to significantly affect the nature of both governmental and commercially applied security systems around the world.

The uniqueness of their approach rests on their state-of-the-art behavior pattern recognition technology. Their system, although it incorporates biometric input and analysis, is qualitatively different than a lie detector. Rather, it is a powerful screening and investigation tool designed to identify anyone harboring “hostile intent”. It accomplishes this through a sophisticated combination of software and hardware that is actually self-learning, and identifies anomalies in behavior and response, while taking into consideration subtle differences in reaction patterns related to language and social conventions found in different parts of the world. As a result, it can be used to screen for terrorists on a global basis, but can also be applied to criminal, military, and even commercial security environments.

The system, which comes in a variety of configurations, including mobile units, is based upon years of collected test data from multiple countries, and is uncannily accurate in spotting concealed motives. Although the technology is highly complex, the system itself is largely automated and surprisingly easy to operate. It does not require expert operators or results interpretation, making it easy to deploy.

In a typical airport security deployment, the subject being tested simply sits down, puts their passport on a scanner that reads where they are from, and places their hand on a special sensor that collects biometric data as they are asked a number of questions, presented in their own language through a video/audio interface. The person’s answers, together with the gathered physiological data, create a profile which is instantly analyzed by the system to determine whether further questioning is warranted.

The almost robotic objectivity of the system greatly reduces concerns about ethnic profiling, and is enhanced by elements of the system that are careful to actually filter out bias. It’s another reason that professional security industry watchers have reason to be enthused about the future of both the system and the company.

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Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDSS.OB) Develops a “Mind-Reader”

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. specializes in developing advanced, innovative technologies for the homeland security, military intelligence and law enforcement markets. The technologies are based on extensive counter-terrorism and intelligence know-how accumulated in Israel and elsewhere.

Suspect Detection’s initial product is called COGNITO, which is designed to identify malicious intent on the part of suspects in various settings and scenarios. The company’s system has some similarities to a polygraph, but it is different.

A “suspect” sits inside a kiosk and places their right hand on a sensor that measures blood pressure, pulse and sweat while answering questions which appear on a screen. But unlike a polygraph, the point is not to find out whether the person’s answer to a specific question is a lie, but to instead compare their bodily responses to other people’s and see if and how their response differs from that of innocent people who have answered before them.

Experience has taught Suspect Detection Systems that terrorists will react differently to the questions and certain specific words than would an innocent person. The company’s COGNITO system can pick up on these differences even though the terrorist shows no outward sign of stress or hostility.

The US Transportation Security Agency tried out COGNITO at a Tennessee airport last year. The agency was impressed enough with the results to order more than $200,000 worth of machines for further trials this year.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Announces Sale of Cogito Interrogation Technology to African Private Diamond Enterprise

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a leading developer of counter-terror and crime prevention technology, announced this morning that it has sold a Cogito automated interrogation system to a commercial Diamond Mining Enterprise operating in Africa. The system will be used to screen for employees who may be involved in diamond theft.

To date, the system has been sold to multiple federal law enforcement and military agencies across the world. Cogito has also been purchased by human resource companies and other private enterprises involved in the acquisition, sale and distribution of valuable commodities. According to the press release, the announced sale is the second to a private enterprise in the past two months.

“Diamond theft is a major issue in the diamond mining industry, leaving a sizeable mark on companies’ profit and loss sheets,” said Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. CEO Shabtai Shoval. “Based on the dialogue we had with our customer, we were able to customize the Cogito system to identify the threat of internal diamond theft. The ability to detect employees involved in criminal activity can lead to a reduction in theft, and acts as a deterrent against future criminal activity.”

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Tests the Limits of the Reasonable

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc. is involved in developing innovative, advanced homeland security, military intelligence and law enforcement technologies. The company’s technologies are based on extensive intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise accumulated in Israel and elsewhere.

Suspect Detection Systems’ technology utilizes the principles of a polygraph, but it is vastly different. The company’s technology is not intended to catch someone in a lie, but is intended to detect fear – the fear of being caught. Terrorists have the fear of being caught before they can complete their “mission”.

Against what does Suspect Detection calibrate the fear of being caught? One of the company’s critical assets is a collection of words in dozens of languages that trigger a different response in a suspect linked to terrorism, compared with the response of a person with no link to terrorism. The company has built up a database from thousands of people from various cultures and who speak many different languages which show what the response of regular people to select words would be as compared to the response of terrorists.

An example of such words include the word “briefing” – a person about to carry out a terrorists attack usually undergoes a briefing. Another such word is Semtek, an explosive that few people, except terrorists, would know anything about.

Suspect Detection’s system is built differently than a polygraph. Instead of attaching electrodes, skin conductivity is tested through the palm of the hand. The interviewee places his or her hand on the machine, and with the other hand selects the language for the questions. The interviewee is shown a range of words, including the suspect words, and his or her response to them is then measured. The test takes only three minutes.

The company’s system looks for two gaps. One is the difference between the interviewee’s response to special words and the reasonable response to these words. The other is the difference between the interviewee’s response to suspicious words and the response to ordinary words.

The US Department of Homeland Security has recently began trials of this technology at certain select US airports.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Announces Completion of 2-Year R&D for Cogito4M Military Grade Rapid Interrogation Technology

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a leading developer of counter-terror and crime prevention technology, announced earlier this week that its Cogito4M Military Grade Technology has successfully completed a two-year research and development project. The system was developed through the accumulation of defense field experience in Israel.

Cogito4M enables military and homeland security organizations to interrogate terror suspects while operating in precarious field conditions. The system has been designed to resolve one of the challenges of today’s modern war – specifically the accurate detection and capture of terrorists hiding among civilians.

According to the press release, the automated interrogation system can be operated by a single soldier with very basic computer training and without knowledge of interrogation techniques or local languages. Currently, Cogito4M is programmed to communicate through English, Spanish, Afghani, Iraqi, Hindi, and Arabic languages and is encoded with algorithm data relevant local terrorists’ cultural knowledge bases.

“As we see from events in Iraq and Afghanistan, militaries fighting in modern combat zones require multilingual tools for the rapid field interrogation of terrorists and enemy forces using civilian shelter,” stated Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. CEO Shabtai Shoval. “The Cogito4M rapid interrogation tool can collect vital tactical intelligence vis-a-vis possible ambushes, mines or other potential threats.”

“The SDS management team is utilizing extensive security and military combat experience in Israel to counter terrorists’ knowledge and behavior patterns. We are leveraging this expertise to create state-of the-art military grade interrogation technology that aids the war on terror and saves lives,” Shoval added.

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) – Real-Life Science Fiction

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc. is involved in developing innovative homeland security, military intelligence, and law enforcement advanced technologies. These technologies are based on extensive intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise accumulated in Israel and elsewhere around the globe.

Suspect Detection System’s first product, COGNITO, is designed to identify the malicious intent of criminals and terrorists in various settings and scenarios. The company’s founder, Shabtai Shoval, first got his idea from watching the science fiction movie – Vanilla Sky – where in a futuristic world it was possible to identify criminals before they commit crimes, on the basis on their intentions.

After consulting friends in the Israeli Security Agency, the Israel police, and the high-tech industry, who were familiar with polygraphs, terrorism, software, and police investigations, Mr. Shoval concluded that it was possible to detect criminal and terroristic acts before they actually occur from their behavior.

How is it possible, in effect, to read a person’s thoughts? The only method available that makes this possible to a certain extent is the polygraph. Suspect Detection System’s technology utilizes the principles of a polygraph but their system is not meant to be a polygraph.

Founder and CEO, Shabtai Shoval explains, “The first reason is that the polygraph is designed to spot a lie. But a terrorist is trained to persuade himself that he is not lying, and his concept of a lie isn’t always the same as that of the person conducting the test. It’s a cultural thing. Our system therefore doesn’t try to catch a lie, but the fear of being caught.”

Suspect Detection Systems intends to use their advanced technologies to help civilian and military authorities combat terrorism and criminal activities around the globe.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Sells Mobile Cogito Interrogation System in Central Asia

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a leading developer of counterterror and crime prevention technology, announced this morning that it has sold the Cogito4(TM) Mobile Interrogation System to a Federal Law Enforcement Agency in Central Asia. This sale is the first to a federal agency in a nation of the Former Soviet Union.

Using automated Cogito technology, investigative law agencies can rapidly screen and interrogate suspects to detect the hostile intent of suspected criminals and terrorists. Small enough to fit in a handheld suitcase, the mobile system enables interrogation to take place at crime scenes and in the field, in addition to traditional usage at police stations and interrogation rooms.

“The sale of the Cogito system in Central Asia, as well as the sale reported a few weeks ago in Central America, demonstrate the international versatility of SDS products,” stated SDS Ltd. CEO Shabtai Shoval. “COGITO technology has been recently upgraded to operational capacity in over 15 languages, and we look forward to introducing the system in additional countries within the region.”

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Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (SDSS.OB) Tackles Challenge of Terrorists

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. offers what it feels is one of the most significant developments in years for the prevention of terrorist attacks. The Israeli company has a way of detecting terrorist intentions long before any crime is ever committed. Although authorities may not be able to convict someone for their thoughts, they can take actions to prevent the person from carrying them out. In any event, it represents a major potential deterrent to terrorists or other people with criminal intent from entering a country where it is being used.

The system acts like a highly advanced lie detector. People are led to a futuristic looking oval booth, where they sit down facing a screen displaying instructions. They are asked to put their passport on a scanner that reads where they are from. They are then asked to place their hand on a special sensor that collects various biometric data from them as they are presented with a number or displayed questions in their own language. An audio presentation of the questions is also available. The person’s answers, together with the gathered physiological data, create a profile which is then instantly analyzed by the system to determine whether further questioning is warranted.

It sounds simple, but the automatic analysis is based upon sophisticated software and thousands of case studies from Israel and around the world. The makers claim 95% accuracy in correctly identifying people with threatening intentions. The experience that has gone into the machine is what makes it so formidable. Shabtai Shoval, SDS CEO, formerly with Israeli military intelligence, founded the company with Yeshavahu Horowitz, former head of the Israeli police polygraph division, and Amirim Levin, former deputy of Israel’s secret security service.

Shabtai Shoval indicated the challenges posed by terrorists that motivated the system’s development. “. . . international terrorism has gotten sophisticated enough to enable terrorists to get into the target country without any weapons and with their own identity. Therefore, they can then create a strategic terror attack from within, without carrying in any means with them.”

He went on to say, “If only you could have each person trying to enter the US go through a polygraph test with a specialist, you could prevent terrorists from entering – but of course that’s not realistic. But, can we create a machine that uses the basics of polygraph technology, that works automatically without the specialist, and takes only three minutes?”

“It’s like a robot selection process – we don’t make the decision to take someone out of line and put him in jail, we only take someone for further investigation. There’s no profile selecting and no human rights violations.”

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Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.’s (SDSS.OB) Technology Advances Efforts to Identify Terrorists and Criminals

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. is a developer of proprietary counter-terror and crime prevention technology designed to identify threats in real-time, and prevent incidents before they are carried out. The company’s technology detects the hidden ‘hostile intent’ of assailants, before they commit their intended acts, with remarkable accuracy. The system can also be used after a crime was committed to quickly identify criminals from among a pool of suspects.

Suspect Detention’s technology dubbed Cognito looks for patterns of behavior that indicate something that all terrorists have – the fear of being caught. The company’s technology is based on Israeli security experiences and, in effect, attempts to mechanize Israel’s vaunted airport-security process by using algorithms, artificial-intelligence software and polygraph principles.

The system combines questions and biometric measurements to see if a passenger should undergo further screening by security officials. Of course, most people have legitimate reasons for their behavior and over 80% of those approached for further questioning are quickly dismissed. If suspicions remain, the traveler is interviewed at greater length by a screener with more specialized training.

Authorities are convinced that beyond hunting for weapons brought on board airliners, the battle for security lies in identifying dangerous passengers. The fact that Security Detection Systems Cognito technology is being accepted around the world indicates that a major push is under way to combat terrorists and criminals using sophisticated technology.

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Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB) Announces Successful Installation of First Cogito Interrogation Units for Federal Agency in Latin America

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Suspect Detection Systems Inc., a leading developer of counter-terror and crime prevention technology, announced this morning that multiple units of the Cogito(TM) system recently sold to a large Federal Agency operating in a major Latin American nation have been installed successfully.

An automated interrogation system, Cogito detects and exposes the hidden intent of criminals and terrorists. The system has multiple applications in addition to interrogating individuals suspected of committing crimes. Other applications include pre-employment and employee screening, fraud prevention, and military intelligence collection.

The Cogito system will be utilized by the federal agents to combat a wave of criminal activity in the country. The company anticipates that the installation of these first units will yield additional unit sales to the same agency later this year. The successful implementation of Cogito technology may also lead to sales at other agencies fighting crime and terror throughout the region.

The Cogito Remote Testing Function allows the operators of the Cogito system in the referenced country to supervise tests taking place in remote locations while remaining at agency headquarters. This function is able to manage and control all COGNITO test stations on a national or even global scale.

“Cogito is a powerful tool that can be utilized by any organization with advanced security and crime prevention operations from private enterprises to federal agencies,” stated Shabtai Shoval, CEO of SDS Ltd. “The positive feedback we have received from Cogito customers demonstrates the impact of the system on the war against crime. We expect this initial sale to lead to additional sales within this same agency as well as other law enforcement agencies throughout the region.”

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Is Technology The Answer To Homeland Security?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The 200+ year history of government in the United States has essentially revolved around two questions: What is the government responsible for and what should it be able to control? In one form or another, these two questions have been debated at every level of government, every working day, right up to the present time. It’s the essential question of democracy. But, during all of this time, there is one point that politicians and citizens have always agreed on. Regardless of how big or how small people think the government should be, virtually all of them believe that the government is responsible for national defense.

Defense is, after all, the reason most governments were formed in the first place. Today the word “defense” has increasingly been replaced with “homeland security”, reflecting a sense that the threats to America are changing. America now sees itself threatened less by invasion than by infiltration, an enemy untouchable by the massive defense structures built over the past 75 years.

As a result, a seismic shift has been occurring, a shift away from the strategic projection of power to the protection of our own borders and homeland. But it’s a shift taking place when there is also a huge upheaval in the economy. With Washington already pledging countless dollars that it doesn’t have, even protecting the immediate homeland is being scrutinized for justification with a growing need to leverage every available dollar.

Technology is seen by some as the only answer, a way to get a critical job done for the least amount of money. Fortunately, the industry is beginning to offer technological solutions that may just meet the need. Companies like Boeing (NYSE: BA), which has the contract for the technology portion of the border fence being built in the Southwest; ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), which offers sophisticated electronic systems to aid in security; Northrop Grumman Corp. , which meets the demand of integrated networks and databases located in defense and intelligence organizations; and Global ePoint, Inc., (OTC: GEPT), which produces advanced video surveillance solutions for the homeland security and other markets. These are just some of the companies, big and small, benefitting from the increased demand for technological leveraging.

However, perhaps the best example of such leveraging is Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: SDSS). Based in Israel, SDS was founded by former senior officials of Israeli security along with high-tech industry experts. If ever there was a place that knows about security, it’s Israel. For over 60 years, security there has been #1 priority, built upon almost daily threats, both internal and external. All of that hard-won experience has now been loaded into a standalone software package, a proprietary “expert system” designed to, among other things, successfully screen suspects based upon a variety of biofeedback indicators.

The SDS product is an automated decision making system capable of collecting and analyzing psycho-physiological indicators and cross-referencing them against additional information. Once an individual is tagged as a suspect, they will be directed to further questioning by the appropriate authority. By using 5 minute tests, the system is designed to identify terrorists, employees who have hostile intents, criminals, smugglers or collaborators, while freeing up the time of human resources until needed. The system is quieting a lot of skeptics who, until now, have considered any such attempt as futile, because it’s turning out to be surprisingly reliable, with a false alarm rate of no more than 4%. Some see the SDS system as a huge improvement over the old CAPPS II (Computer-Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening System), a source of so much controversy.

It’s too early to tell whether technology will be able to provide the complete answer to the unique problems of homeland security. However, there’s little question that companies like SDS will play an increasingly important part in what is generally agreed to be the single most important role of government, securing our homeland.

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