ITC Security Partners’ Vapor Wake Canine Technology Receives NCS4 Lab Tested Designation
Anti‐Terrorism Security for Spectator Sports ITC Security Partners’ Vapor Wake® Canine Technology Receives NCS4 Lab Tested Designation West Point, GA (February 12, 2015) – ITC Security Partners (ITC) announced today that its patented Vapor Wake® canine technology is the first canine capability to successfully attain the lab‐tested designation by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). NCS4 is a leading academic institution in the United States in sport safety and security. The evaluation encompassed eight functional areas and included core security, detection capabilities and serviceability of ITC’s Vapor Wake® canine technology. “We are thrilled that our Vapor Wake® technology has received this special accolade from NCS4,” says Todd Holt, CEO of ITC Security Partners.
“This patented Vapor Wake® anti‐terrorism security application can be a key component in closing the security gap at large‐scale events and the results of this lab test strongly support that.”
Traditional explosive detection dogs are trained to detect explosives placed statically. Vapor Wake® technology, in combination with ITC’s specially trained canine teams, is the only patented canine technology capable of detecting moving explosives hidden on a person. A Vapor Wake® detection canine samples the plume of air coming off a moving person as they pass through a choke point within a large crowd. Because of this unique capability, Vapor Wake® canine teams have been deployed at multiple large‐scale sporting and governmental events with heavy pedestrian traffic flow. “I was able to observe the overall operation of the Vapor Wake program,” says Don Paisant, Chief of Public Safety of New Orleans’ Mercedes‐Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center. “Observing the Vapor Wake® canine in a real life environment provided me with a better understanding of the application of this technology. The Vapor Wake® canine program is quite impressive.” Paisant was a subject matter expert for ITC’s NCS4 lab test. Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has invested years of research developing Vapor Wake® technology into a strong, capable detection tool in the fight against terrorism. As part of the Auburn‐ITC partnership, Vapor Wake® canines and handlers are trained at ITC Security Partners’ 320‐acre, state‐of‐the‐art canine training facility.
At AMK9 Academy, located in Anniston, Ala., handlers and canines must possess strong curriculum and physical capabilities before becoming Vapor Wake® certified. “I’ve always believed that Vapor Wake® technology provides the ideal security solution in high‐pedestrian areas without compromising the overall fan or attendee experience,” says Paul Hammond, Managing Director of AMK9 Academy.
“Our wonderful partnership with Auburn University enables AMK9 Academy to be the home of Vapor Wake® canine technology. AMK9 Academy has played a pivotal role in the evolution of Vapor Wake® canine technology and it’s rewarding to see our efforts pay off based on the results of the NCS4 lab test.”
To view ITC Security Partners’ Vapor Wake® canine technology NCS4 lab test results, visit www.NCS4.com. About ITC Security Partners ITC Security Partners (ITC) consist of a select group of anti‐terrorism security and canine businesses that collectively offer multi‐faceted security services and law enforcement products and services to commercial, government and military customers. ITC is a division of ITC Capital Partners, a holding company formed based upon the successful investment history of the ITC Holding Company, LLC, which was founded in 1896. The company is based in West Point, Ga. For more information, visit www.itcsecuritypartners.com. About the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), at the University of Southern Mississippi, supports the advancement of sport safety and security through training, professional development, academic programs and research. NCS4 collaborates with professional leagues, open access events, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, along with professional associations, private sector firms, and government agencies. It is a critical resource for sport venue managers, event managers, first responders, and other key stakeholders.
For more information, visit www.ncs4.com
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