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Mobile Bomb Sniffing Dogs: The Key to Concert Security?

Traditional Explosive Detection Canines have been the industry standard for decades.  These canines are trained to search productive areas such as buildings, vehicles, baggage, open areas and other areas for statically placed explosives. People screening Canines or Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Detection Canines are selected for their traditional detection traits but are additionally trained that people [...]

Getting to Know the Vapor Detection Dog

A defender and a best friend, dogs make perfect companions. If you care for your dog, he will be forever loyal and stay by your side. The same is true for the Vapor Detection Dog.  Auburn University's Canine Performance Science Program started research sixteen years ago that led to our patented technology—the Vapor Detection Dog. So, [...]

Gunnar: Bomb Detecting Dog at Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS)

Fort Collins Police Services happily reported that they had added a K9 to their team named Gunnar. A black Labrador retriever, Gunnar is 21-months old and came from the highly acclaimed Auburn University K9 breeding and training program in exclusive partnership with  VWK9, LLC. Getting to Know Gunnar Gunnar was selected from a dedicated breeding [...]

2019-02-12T21:39:46-05:00VW Officers|0 Comments

VWK9 Primed to Modernize Security in Professional Sports

VWK9 is the premier provider of Vapor Detection® Explosive Detection Canines also knowns as VW/EDC. These canines have the capability to carry out mass screening in high-pedestrian traffic areas for carried or body-worn explosives. VWK9s training techniques and protocols are so advanced allowing them to leverage the scenting capability of canines to address the increased [...]

3 Types of Explosive Detection Canines

At VWK9 we recognize three types of explosive detection canines, all of them have their place and play significant yet a specific role in risk mitigation when it comes to explosive detection. Traditional Explosive Detection Canines Traditional Explosive Detection Canines have been the industry standard for decades.  These canines are trained to search productive areas [...]

Welcome to VWK9, the World’s Premier K9 Training Academy

Situated on 320 acres and conveniently located in Aniston, Alabama within close proximity to Atlanta international airport. VWK9 is one of the fastest growing canine companies in the industry today, we offer excellence in handler education and canine sales. Maintaining a world, renowned training staff with over Eighty years of combined operational experience. We [...]

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

Late last week AMK9’s Government Services Division was purchased by Constellis. The Vapor Detection® 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 Detection® division [...]

2018-12-12T12:12:20-05:00Business News|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 air cargo be screened by TSA-approved methods which are defined as: x-ray systems, explosives detection systems, explosives trace detection, or explosive detection [...]

2019-10-30T15:06:16-04:00Cargo Screening|0 Comments

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

“My dog can do that.” We hear that statement many times during Vapor Detection® 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 Detection® Canines. VWK9 understands [...]

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