Real explosive threats and weapons used as educational aids place everyone at risk and must be avoided. Every inert threat in DSA’s kits is guaranteed to be safe for training and to perfectly simulate its harmful counterpart by way of appearance, tactility, X-ray correctness, density, and effective atomic number (Zeff). This kind of realism packed together with the safety of these items makes DSA’s kits invaluable to security officer education.
Concealed IEDs and weapons can be very difficult to identify through an X-ray. Being able to have a hands-on, realistic training experience with X-ray correct items is essential in preparing security officers to locate and identify threats before an actual encounter. These items will appropriately trigger alarms in screening systems such as Walk-Through Metal Detectors (WTMD), EDS, and X-rays. As such, they are also perfect for penetration testing, successfully identifying security weaknesses and any need for retraining. All items are coated in inert blue and/or labeled as "inert" accordingly.