Bomb Detection for Touristic sites, Hotels and Embassies.
Securing Car Parks
Teams consisting of K9s (sniffer dogs) and handlers control entry to car parks by searching all vehicles entering the hotel/embassy/touristic sites for explosive substances as well as conducting quotidian periodical sweeps of car park area.
Bomb threats and Area Sweeps
In the unfortunate event of a bomb threat/scare, sniffer dogs can be deployed to confirm or negate the presence of any explosive device or materials. This is done by performing area sweeps using trained sniffer dogs. Area sweeps can be conducted upon request.
At PAC we pride ourselves as providers of one of the best bomb detection services in the Middle East. Our meticulous training programs engender sniffer dogs of the finest caliber. Our bomb detection dogs are trained to detect the full range of explosive materials required by European police agencies; a total of 37 different explosive substances and fire arms, including the most recent substances used by various terrorist organizations around the world, such as;
Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) The compound was discovered in the bombs used by the 2001 Shoe Bomber, in the 2009 Christmas Day bomb plot, and in the 2010 cargo plane bomb plot
Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD) Ahmed Ressam, the al-Qaeda Millennium Bomber, used HMTD as one of the components in the explosives that he prepared to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year’s Eve 1999/2000; the explosives could have produced a blast 40x greater than that of a devastating car bomb. It has been used in a large number of suicide bombings throughout the world, and was possibly used in the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The New York Times reported it as the planned explosive in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot.
Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) was the main component used for the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. It was also believed to be the explosive in the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings
For the full range of detectable explosives
Dogs Detection Vs Mechanical or Technological Detection
X-ray machines have obvious limitations when it comes to detecting liquid, powder or plastic based explosive substances.
Hand-held Explosive Detectors
Other than the very high cost of such devices, other problems may arise such as malfunction, repair, spare parts and so on. Furthermore, there have been numerous cases of faulty or unreliable devices, for more please click on this report from Al Jazeera News.
Dogs Explosive Detection
Dogs are capable of detecting explosive vapors at concentrations lower than those measurable by the best chemical sensors. Dogs are proven to work exceptionally well in many scenarios and under many environmental conditions. The olfactory sence of dogs is higher than the best currently available mechanical detection methods.
A study conducted by the Department of Chemistry and International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University and the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, USA concluded that:
“Overall, detector dogs still represent the fastest, most versatile, reliable real-time explosive detection device available. Instrumental methods, while they continue to improve, generally suffer from a lack of efficient sampling systems, selectivity problems in the presence of interfering odor chemicals and limited mobility/tracking ability.”
“The technique of dog detection will continue to play an important role in explosive detection. While technological systems will improve, it is unlikely that anything will develop in the next five years that maches the quickness and accuracy of a dog in going to the source of the vapour.” – Survey of Commercially Available Explosives Detection Technologies and Equipment written for The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, a Program of the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.