A handheld explosive detection device is no longer an optional extra

In a world where people are encouraged to make a statement and terror attacks are becoming the statement, a handheld explosive detection device is an essential tool for saving the lives of innocent people.

It is widely believed that the first explosives originated in China around the tenth century and were used in fireworks and signals. A lot has happened in the last eleven centuries – explosives have been refined to an exact science and unfortunately they are now no longer just used for fireworks and signals. In 1955 the first modern high explosives were developed and while they have many industrial uses in mines and related industries, it has become a weapon of terror and mass destruction.

The increase in terror attacks around the world has moved the need for the handheld explosive detection device from airports, ports and border control points to individual buildings and terror hotspots. Terror groups (and individuals) keep up to date with technology and many groups develop their own explosives and ways of transporting them. There are numerous case studies of how parts are smuggled to a specific location over a period of time and then used to build explosive devices. It is this fact that has seen the increased need for a handheld explosive detection device at a high risk location.

Every building – whether it is an embassy, sports stadium or place for religious gathering – is a potential target of terror groups. Whenever people gather at these buildings there is the possibility of innocent people losing their lives. A handheld explosive detection device is one of the best ways of screening everybody who enters the building. There are large sophisticated machines that will do the same job and which can trace a number of items going into a building, but a handheld explosive detection device is by far the quickest and most cost effective way.

The world is going to see an increase in terror attacks in the coming years and innocent people need to be protected. A handheld explosive detection device is no longer an optional extra; it is an essential tool for the fight against terror.