A subject passing through the EODS receives the equivalent of a full body scan. The system is extremely efficient and flexible. We have achieved screening times in a working environment of less than two seconds per person. In addition, EODS may be configured any number of ways to meet specific client requirements and to retrofit virtually any existing site for installation.
The concept of the system is simple: instead of having a canine approach and search subjects (or objects) in the field
Before actual deployment, a K-9 EODS prototype was tested at a highly secure federal facility during 2008. The testing consisted of 30 randomized trials involving nearly 2,800 employee and test subject entries through the system. The results were startling. The bottom line was that in this U.S. government-mandated, scientifically conducted test, the K-9 EODS detected target odors every time they were administered and produced no false alerts during the entire course of the testing.
Although early interest has been focused on sampling thousands of people daily as they move in and out of highly secure facilities, K-9 EODS would be equally effective anywhere security is an issue. This could include a variety of settings:
The system can be configured to screen several subjects at once without the subjects having to stop or pause. Beyond that, the system can screen objects, such as boxes or luggage on a conveyor or moving vehicles.