Our scientifically-tested scent kits have been proven to save lives and are utilized by families, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations around the world as an effective and affordable tool to help bring the lost back home.
The SCENT KIT is easy to use and it only takes a few minutes to SWIPE, SEAL, and STORE a person’s unique odor and be ready with an uncontaminated scent article for K9 responders to begin searching to find your missing loved one fast and bring them home safe.
What’s Included in a Scent Preservation Kit®
Each standard Scent Kit includes:
- Specialized Evidence-grade Jar
- Sterile Gauze Pad
- ID Label
- Non-Allergenic Gloves
- Tamper Proof Tape
- Detailed Instructions
- Individual Preparedness Plan Flash Drive
Your scent is like your fingerprint to trained K9 responders and can last up to 10 years. The Scent Preservation Kit is a great addition to your family safety plan and a smart way for families and caregivers to be prepared if a loved one with dementia or autism wanders and goes missing.
The Scent Preservation Kit® is a great addition to your family safety plan and a smart way for kids, campers, hikers, and the elderly to be prepared in case they get lost or go missing. Get Yours Today.
In addition to providing responders with an uncontaminated scent article to conduct an accurate search, the Scent Kit® contains our Individual Preparedness Plan Flash Drive that allows family members and caregivers to prefill valuable information to help responders identify and locate the missing person. It also includes a section for person-centered trauma-informed information that alerts responders to potential triggers that may upset the person and comforting methods to help calm them. Having this information not only helps emergency responders locate the individual faster, but it reduces the risk of trauma caused by the missing person event.
When a loved one goes missing, emotions and safety concerns are at their highest level. To help you be prepared for an event, the Individual Preparedness Plan Flash Drive also contains Missing Person Reporting Guidelines so that you will know just what to do if someone goes missing. To view reporting guidelines, CLICK HERE.
After preparing your SCENT KIT, CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE INDIVIDUAL PREPAREDNESS PLAN
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Why Do I Need A Scent Preservation Kit?
4.5 Million people have gone missing in the past 20 years. When Scent Evidence K9 hosted kidnap victim and child safety advocate, Elizabeth Smart, during Florida’s 2018 Children’s Week event, we were reminded that the unthinkable can happen to people from every walk of life. Children with Autism and adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are even more at risk to wander and go missing. The American Pediatrics Association states that children with autism have an almost 50% chance of going missing at least once before age 17 and studies have shown that 6 out of 10 of those with Alzheimer’s Disease will wander.
Preserving scent gives those you love and care for an extra layer of protection should they go missing. It’s like “peace of mind in a jar.”
How Does Scent Preservation Work?
A Scent Preservation Kit® is one of the most effective and affordable ways to take precautions before a missing person event occurs. Preserving one’s odor ahead of time gives responding K9 Units a head start by providing the trailing dogs with an uncontaminated scent article. When a person collects and stores their own scent, it isn’t touched by other family members, pets, or responders. This means that K9 Units do not have to go through the time-consuming dismissal process to determine who’s scent is actually on the article. In a missing person case, time can be a matter of life and death. Scent preservation saves valuable time before the search begins and reduces the time it takes to find the lost and bring them home.
An Extra Layer of Protection
A Scent Preservation Kit® is a great addition to your proactive family protection plan. Especially for those in the Sandwich Generation where nearly half (47%) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are raising a young child. As Autism and Alzheimer’s diagnoses increase, the need for an affordable extra layer of protection becomes even more valuable. While GPS tracking devices are also utilized for location, they are very expensive, (often hundreds of dollars), and can be taken off, lost, broken, or simply out of range. A person can’t lose their scent. It’s like a fingerprint for scent discriminate K9’s. Studies show that our Scent Preservation Kit® can safely preserve a person’s scent for up to 10 years. And, the average cost of an individual kit is about $25.