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SEK9 Scent Preservation Kit®
The original, scientifically-tested Scent Preservation Kit® was designed to preserve and store the scent of those you love and care for. In addition to being a great way for family members to protect their children or grandparents, our innovative Scent Preservation Kits were designed to help community leaders and law enforcement agencies better serve their high-risk autism and dementia populations by raising missing persons awareness, mitigating risk and improving search performance during K9 trailing team deployment. Sometimes called “Peace of Mind in a Jar,” the Scent Preservation Kit® is now utilized as a proactive safety measure by organizations across the country from Florida to Alaska, and internationally in Canada, Germany, and Sweden. In addition to our standard kit, we also offer Child Safety, On-Scene Scent Collection, Pet Protector and Community Kits. Visit our store and Get Yours Today.
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 persons 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.
What's Included in a Scent Preservation Kit®
Each standard Scent Kit includes:
- Specialized Jar
- Sterile Gauze Pad
- ID Label
- Non-Allergenic Gloves
- Tamper Proof Tape
- Detailed Instructions
SEK9 Scent Preservation Kit® Instructions
Step 1: Collect person’s scent
***If a person is able to collect their own scent, please continue this step with only one person touching the pad and inserting it into the jar. If the scent of an infant or someone who cannot collect their own scent is being collected, it is IMPORTANT that the person touching the pad is recorded on the jar label!
- Remove jar lid and set it aside
- Open package and remove pad
- Wipe skin in armpit area 2-3 times with the blue line on the pad against the skin
- Place pad inside jar
- Screw lid onto jar
Step 2: Label jar
- Press label onto side of jar
- Remove backing from label
- Complete every item on label
- Use black or blue ink pen
Step 3: Place evidence seal over the top and store jar
- Remove backing and press tamper proof strip over the top of the jar lid
- DO NOT OPEN JAR after scent has been collected
- Store indoors, out of direct sunlight or heat. (Cabinets or refrigerators are great storage areas.)