If you are planning to host a large public event, you may be concerned about the threat of terrorism. The current threat level in Australia is PROBABLE. This means that Australian security services have information that indicates that an individual or group possesses the intent and the capability to carry out an attack. Despite the increase in vehicle born attacks, the calling card of many terrorists remains the explosive device. The best way to combat this threat is by hiring a team of bomb detection dogs. Below is a guide to 3 benefits that bomb detection dogs bring to your security set-up.
Increased speed and accuracy
Public events usually take place in large stadiums or parks. These areas can take a long time to search before the event begins. However, by calling in an explosives detection dog, you can increase both the speed and the accuracy of the search. A dog can search an area four times faster than a human can and will do so with a higher degree of accuracy. This means you can redeploy your security personnel and ask them to carry out other activities such as crowd control while the bomb dogs search the venue.
Improved visual deterrence
While a bomb dog's primary task is to locate explosives, it also performs an essential secondary role - acting as a visual deterrence. As members of the public approach a bob dog, they will have no way of knowing what the dog is trained to detect. Even if they are not carrying explosives, they may fear that the dog is trained to detect drugs or weapons. The sight of dogs patrolling can really make any criminals, drug dealers or other troublemakers think twice before they try to enter your venue.
Compliance with event licence
As part of your event licence awarded to you by the local city or town council, you will be required to demonstrate that you have taken all reasonable steps to prevent illegal activity taking place during your event, and to protect the public. By employing a team of bomb detection dogs, you can demonstrate your commitment to running a site which is safe and secure for everyone who attends.
If you would like to find out more about the benefit of hiring a bomb detection dog, you should contact a security company today. They will be happy to talk you through the different options available to you.