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Chemical, Trace Detection, Explosives and Narcotics


Chemical detection systems are generally used to sense and identify chemical agents in air, soil, or water. Law enforcement officers, industrial work sites, and the military may use different types of detection systems to alert personnel to the existence of harmful or toxic substances. Detection and identification of chemical agents involved in any hazardous material (Hazmat) incident is vital to the protection of first responders and emergency medical personnel at local medical facilities as well as to the effective treatment of casualties. Industrial work sites may use stationary detectors in specific areas, hand held devices, or chemical detection systems worn by employees. 


For the purpose of public safety, airports and other public areas may employ the use of portal detectors that monitor for possible explosives or narcotic chemicals. In crime scene investigations, law enforcement officers might use hand held devices that take air samples and analyze them for the existence of particular substances. The tracers may detect air particles containing explosives, like nitroglycerin, or narcotic substances, such as marijuana and methamphetamines. The military commonly use chemical warfare agent detectors.  Chemical detection systems can alert personnel to the presence of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemicals that include blistering agents, nerve gas, and other substances designed to kill or cause serious injury.




Griffin G510 GC/MS Versatile, Person-Portable Chemical Identifier 

Griffin G510



No Time? No Lab? No Problem. Designed for downrange missions, quickly and easily identify chemical hazards in emergency situations. The FLIR Griffin™ G510 GC/MS is a versatile, person-portable chemical identifier. It complements presumptive techniques used during emergency missions, by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (liquid, solid, vapor) and by performing rapid field-confirmation of chemical hazards


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Fentanyl (FYL) Forensic Test Kit

Fentanyl Forensic

Test Strips


The Rapid ResponseTM Fentanyl (FYL) Forensic Test Strip is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Fentanyl/Norfentanyl in urine and liquid and powder substances. It is specific for Fentanyl screening with no significant cross reactivity to other opiates, such as Morphine and Heroin.


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FLIR Fido X2 Ultra-Lightweight Explosives Trace Detector

Fido X2


The FLIR Fido X2 is an ultra-lightweight, handheld explosives trace detector (ETD). It provides an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, speed, and ease of use. Its award-winning TrueTrace™ technology detects threats with higher sensitivity and faster clear-down than similar products. Fido X2 performs fast ten-second analysis and provides cost-effective operation with reusable sampling swipes.


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FIDO NXT Trace Explosives Detection

Fido NXT


Completely redesigned from the ground up, the lightweight and rugged Fido® NXT delivers fast, accurate and consistent explosives detection capabilities for combat, physical security and anti-terrorism operations. The expanded detection capabilities and reduced size of the Fido NXT enables the system to be easily integrated into existing security measures.


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Building on the success of the hundreds of Fido detectors fielded in U.S. Airports, the Fido X3 was designed with transportation security in mind. The newly redesigned Fido X3 is the lightest and most sensitive Handheld

Explosives Trace Detector on the market.


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ITEMISER® DX Explosives and Narcotics Detection In a Desktop System 

Itemiser DX



The Itemiser DX is the first simultaneous dual detector to meet the current TSA certification standards and is the most cost effective and reliable explosive trace detection system on the market. The MDI Itemiser DX delivers fast explosives detection in a package that is ergonomic and portable. With results in as little as 8 seconds and a display that requires minimal interpretation, operators are able to concentrate on the important task of sample acquisition.


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ITEMISER® 4DX Non-Radioactive Base Explosives and Narcotics Detection System

Itemiser 4DX



The Itemiser 4DX , a portable, ergonomic desktop unit features automated internal calibration to help decrease consumables cost, optimize ongoing equipment operation and increase detection accuracy. Non-radioactive ionization source removes shipping restrictions and licensing requirements.  The simultaneous dual mode detection by using one detector significantly decreases the possibility of mechanical failure associated with two detector systems.


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ITEMISER® 3E ENHANCED Explosives and Narcotics Detection In a Desktop System

Itemiser 3E


The Itemiser® 3 Enhanced is the first trace detector in the world to simultaneously detect positive and negative ions, enabling the detection of a broad range of explosives and narcotics. Detection of both positive and negative ions allows for effective identification from a single sample. It delivers fast, simultaneous explosives and narcotics detection in a package that is ergonomic and portable.


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Chameleon – Chemical Detection Armband




The Chameleon is the most innovative hazardous chemical detection device on the market today! Morphix Technologies has revolutionized simple color change technology and made it rugged to meet the needs of First Responders and military personnel under real-life conditions. The Chameleon easily attaches to the forearm for hands-free detection of gases and vapors in the air - no need for a liquid sample. The design also eliminates interferences from smoke or particulates. The Chameleon armband is field-configurable, allowing you to decide which chemical threats you need to detect. The Chameleon armband is designed for easy on/off to fit any forearm; even over turn-out gear. It can be used for one cassette or as many as ten.


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The TraceX Explosives Kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. It detects the most common explosive materials and their precursors in a single test.  . With a single swab, the TraceX Explosives kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors. Thanks to the TraceX's simple color-change alert system, a single color indicates the presence of a particular family of explosive material. No longer does the user have to conduct serial tests, and then try to interpret the results.


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FLIR Griffin 400-series GC/MS (Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer)

Griffin 460



The FLIR Griffin 460 GC/MS (Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer) products provide lab-quality chemical identification in a field-ready package. Each Griffin GC/MS model is equipped with a rugged, internal shock isolation system that is tested to rigorous MIL-STD-810G standards. They are built to operate in mobile labs, reconnaissance vehicles, deployable lab containers, and other portable platforms.. 


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FLIR Griffin G465 Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer

Griffin G465



The FLIR Griffin G465 is the most flexible transportable GC/MS (Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer) system available for mobile and forward deployed labs, reconnaissance vehicles, and other portable platforms. Like the Griffin G460, the G465 features an integrated split/splitless injector and universal sampling port. The addition of a heated sampling line enables survey mode for near real-time vapor threat identification. Industry-leading chemical matching techniques provide high-confidence results in complex environments and eliminate data interpretation in the field. 


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GRIFFIN 844 Explosives and Narcotics  Detection and Screening

Fido X80

(Griffin 844)




The FLIR Fido X80 (Griffin 844) is a desktop trace detector that is used to screen personal belongings, parcels, cargo, skin, vehicles, and other surfaces for explosives and narcotics threats. It delivers a significantly lower false alarm rate than other offerings, offers expandability to address future threats without impacting sensitivity, and ensures fast and reliable clear-down to maximize availability.


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Griffin 824

Griffin 824



The Griffin™ 824 is the first desktop mass spectrometer designed specifically for explosives and narcotics trace detection. Mass Spectrometry (MS) is a widely trusted technique used for definitive chemical analysis. Its inherent ability to provide selective   chemical identification in complex operational environments is unmatched by existing Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology. Today’s high consequence applications require high confidence results that only mass spectrometry can provide.


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FIDO  C3 Continuous Chemical Air Monitoring




The FLIR Fido C3 is the most sensitive continuous air monitor available for nerve (G- & V- series) agent detection. It uses patented enzyme technology to detect chemical warfare agents (CWAs) at cumulative exposure levels before they cause harm or loss of life. Fido C3 compliments other technologies by sensing undetected trace level CWAs and protecting people against low-level, long-term exposure.


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Discontinued - The D-Tect Chem-ID has been phased out and new assemblies will be halted before spare parts get hard to come by. LAURUS Systems has new product offerings that may or may not be functional replacements for discontinued models. Contact LAURUS Systems for any help or additional information you may need. Please see our other Chemical, Trace and Explosives Detection options


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Fido On-Board



The Fido® OnBoard; A proven robot-mountable explosives detection system on the market.  Due to the dramatic impact the threat of explosive devices has on media coverage and public sentiment, explosives continue to be a favored weapon of terror and destruction. In many scenarios, a person is required to come in close proximity with a potential explosive device before accurate detection and verification can take place. Enhancing a robot with explosive detection capabilities will keep personnel out of harm’s way.


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Fido PaxPoint



The Fido® PaxPoint is a handheld, portable liquid screening system capable of detecting liquids used in making explosive devices. The instrument, which weighs less than four pounds, is capable of quickly screening passengers, baggage, sealed containers and bottles for potential threats. The Fido PaxPoint provides acute sensitivity in a rugged device suitable for sustained use in an operational environment.


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Griffin 400



The Griffin 400 gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) offers high-performance detection, identification, quantitation and confirmation for a broad range of compounds of interest. Specifically, the Griffin 400 is capable of confirming the presence of illicit drugs, explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), industrial chemicals and organic compounds, including both volatile and semi-volatile components. In addition, the Griffin 400 supports a number of flexible sample introduction options.


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HazClass Kit  




The HazClass 1 Test Kit is designed to provide first responders a rapid and easy method to determine if unknown or suspicious materials present a possible chemical, radiological or biological hazard to the responder, population or surrounding environment. The procedure is not designed to identify the substance, but to determine if a possible hazard may exist. The kit may be used by any personnel with basic HazMat training skills. The kit can be used in any situation where hazardous materials may be of concern.


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Fido C1  




The Fido C1 (Agentase) CAD-KIT provides first responders with the ability to conduct surface, solid and liquid interrogation of nerve (G&V series), blood (AC) and blister (HD) agents, acids, bases, aldehydes and oxidizers. This kit provides accurate results in field environments, improves detection limits to rival those of expensive handheld electronic testing devices and provides fast signals that are easy to interpret.


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Pro HazClass Kit


A Test for the presence of protein and Ph that will Indicate if a possible bio-terrorism agent or WMD is present. The Pro HazClass Kit is very economical and simple to use.  It is fast and reliable powder test kit packaged in a durable and re-usable case


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