ICTS UK & Ireland confirm their leadership in K9 services

4 February 2013

ICTS UK & Ireland have been awarded a contract to supply REST screening services for Servisair Cargo at their Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Glasgow premises.

REST is a fusion of low & high tech solutions which utilises specially trained search dogs to remotely detect explosives. It was developed by ICTS in partnership with the British Department for Transport (DfT) and the collaboration of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

The technique enables the screening of oversized or dense cargo that cannot readily be subjected to current available screening methods. Air samples are collected from freight using special filters which are then presented to the trained dogs in a safe and controlled analysis screening station for the identification of the presence of the target scents.

ICTS UK & Ireland are leaders in developing the screening of cargo with canines in the UK, and the award of this contract is a major achievement for the ICTS team.