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How Vapor Wake Canines Could Prevent the Next Mass Tragedy

Never heard of Vapor Wake Canines? You’re not alone. Learn how these dogs are changing security checkpoints and could potentially prevent mass tragedies. Originally printed on Dogster’s website here. By: Charlotte Reed Within the last year, tragedy has struck large crowds numerous times, including when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom …

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Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) Adds Vapor WakeⓇ Canines to their Department

By: Natalie Weber | Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Originally published in The Observer. Click here to view original article. Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) implemented a K-9 program this semester to add another layer of security to its operations. The two black Labrador retrievers who were recently added to the police department — 3-year-old Skeet and 18-month-old Toxi — are …

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8 Major Differences Between Traditional Bomb Dogs and Vapor Wake® Dogs

“My dog can do that.” We hear that statement many times during Vapor Wake® demonstrations to K9 industry folks, and we understand that there’s a bit of confusion. We hope to clear that up, and describe the differences between traditional, Explosive Detection Dogs (EDDS) or bomb dogs and VWK9’s patented and NCS4 lab-tested Vapor Wake® Canines. VWK9 understands the EDD business, and we …

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Private Sector Canine Teams: The Fix to Air Cargo Screening Delays

Security Back Story In 2007 the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations Act mandated that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screen 100% of all cargo on passenger flights no later than August 2010. This mandate requires that all cargo be screened by TSA-approved methods which are defined as: x-ray systems, explosives detection systems, explosives trace detection, or explosive detection canine teams certified by the TSA. The TSA determined …

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Why are Canines so good at detection?

Advances in sensor technology have been fueled by the abundance of high-speed low-cost circuits. Despite the millions of dollars devoted to replicating odor detection capabilities of canines; no device has been able to match the sensitivity or reliability of man’s best friend. So, why are canines so good at detection? Air is drawn into the canine’s nose which contains an …

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Vapor Wake® Division Expanding and to Remain Under ITC Capital Partners®

Late last week AMK9’s Government Services Division was purchased by Constellis. The Vapor Wake® division is not included as part of this transaction, and will continue to provide it’s best-in-class services from its 320 acre K9 Training Academy located in Anniston, AL under the direction of the parent company, ITC Capital Partners®. The Vapor Wake® division has experienced significant demand and …

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Paul Hammond to present at ASIS 2016 Conference in Orlando

Paul Hammond, VP of Canine Services & Vapor Wake® for AMK9, will give two presentations at the ASIS 2016 Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Mr. Hammond’s presentation topic is “Vapor Wake® K9: The Detection of Body-Worn Explosives in Transit”. This presentation willl teach how new patented canine technology is filling the industry security gap against body-worn  or hand-carried explosives. His presentation will also …

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AMK9 Vapor Wake® teams to screen for body-worn explosives at ASIS 2016 in Orlando FL

AMK9 Vapor Wake® Detection teams will screen 20,000 security professionals at the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar & Exhibits (ASIS 2016) in Orlando, Florida, from September 12-14. The Vapor Wake® Detection teams will be strategically placed at conference entrances to screen for body-worn or hand-carried explosives. Given the recent events in Orlando, the ASIS personnel added this additional layer of security to ensure the conference attendees …