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RedXDefense's XCAT Verified in Field Testing

August 23, 2013
An independent evaluation of RedXDefense's XCAT noted that the data from this evaluation demonstrated that the hand-held detector is a very effective tool for the presumptive identification of illicit drugs, according to the company.

Cyalume's VisiPad Chemical Marker

July 17, 2013

From its name, the VisiPad sounds like it might be an accessory for Apple's ubiquitous iPad tablet computer, but it's actually a chemical illumination marker. Like a lightstick, the VisiPad is a chemically activated illumination tool.

Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit

April 17, 2013
Morphix Technologies' new Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit is an easy-to-use, low-cost tool designed to identify dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the investigation after a fire.

PC50 Air Purifying Respirator

March 18, 2013
Avon Protection Systems' new PC50 Air Purifying Respirator is a field proven, military pedigree, NIOSH-approved, non-CBRN respiratory device for use with the CTF12 canister providing protection against CS/CN agents.

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

March 6, 2013

At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It's hard to find an agency that doesn't use at least one in one form or another. With technology advances being what they are, there are more options today than ever before. Let's look at some of the available technologies and how they make a difference.

FEMA: Hash Oil Extraction Causing Explosions

February 27, 2013
Last week FEMA issued an alert stating that some explosions in residences and hotels have possibly been caused by a process using butane to extract and concentrate compounds from marijuana.

SWAT Deputies Used Hot Gas on Dorner

February 13, 2013
When cold gas failed to flush Chris Dorner out of a remote cabin, San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's SWAT deputies used hot gas, an incendiary tool that could have caused the fire that engulfed the cabin.

Barricaded Colo. Man Killed After Opening Fire on Officers

January 7, 2013
Aurora (Colo.) Police shot and killed a barricaded man who opened fire on tactical officers who launched tear gas into the home after a five-hour standoff.

RedXDefense's XCAT Chemical Detector

July 1, 2012

RedXDefense's new XCAT is a narcotics, explosives, and gunshot residue detection system that was developed as the law enforcement version of the company's portable military explosive detector.

Morphix Chameleon Chemical Detection Kit

May 15, 2012

Morphix Technologies developed its multi-threat chemical detector called the Chameleon for the military, and then repurposed it for public safety.

Video: Oakland Police Tear Gas Occupy Protesters

October 26, 2011
Police fired tear gas and flash-bangs Tuesday night into a crowd of several hundred protesters backing the Occupy movement who unsuccessfully tried to retake an encampment outside Oakland City Hall that officers had cleared more than 12 hours earlier.

App Review: Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder

September 28, 2011
Placards Plus and Cargo Decoder give first responders a digital alternative to the print version of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

Water Wall Blast Mitigation Systems

October 31, 2010
Waterwall structures are self inflating, water-filled structures that provide a high level of protection to people and property against a range of terrorist devices, including those containing chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

Things That Go Boom in the Night

June 30, 2010

With the exception of far-less-common biological or radiological threats, explosive devices are the nightmare scenario for people charged with protecting people and places. But advanced techniques can help detect these threats.

Indian Military to Weaponize World's Hottest Chili

March 23, 2010
After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.

Broward Deputies' Tear Gas Flushes Out Knife-Wielding Man

March 16, 2010
Deputies with the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office used tear gas to end a standoff with a suspect who had threatened officers and was seen with a knife, the Miami Herald reports.
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