Canine Security deterrent

Canine Security deterrent

Following the US invasion of Iraq a “ring of steel” was set up around the main seat of government – the US led Coalition Government – in Baghdad.  This, the so called “green zone” area, contained many of the government buildings spread over 10 square kilometers in the city centre, contained thousands of local residents, and thousands more government workers and contractors who had to commute.  Several entrance points were created, which became choke points and natural places for dissident attacks.

Proposition: Alfagates proposed canine security to augment and speed up the hand searching of vehicles and personnel entering the zone as a means of improving safety and productivity.

Solution: This was adopted to great effect, with a corresponding reduction in attacks to the extent that no personnel were injured at the chokepoints staffed by canine security from that point onwards.

Legacy: Explosive Detection Dogs have become an integrated component of physical security solutions, globally.