SEK9 Scent Preservation Kit®
The original, scientifically-tested Scent Preservation Kit® was designed to collect and store the scent of those you love and care for before they go missing. Having a Scent Kit® prepared for kids or adults who are at risk for wandering or just going camping, hiking or fishing in the great outdoors is a great way to make sure that responders can find them fast if they get lost. In addition to being an essential family safety measure to protect 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 who are at high risk of wandering. The Scent Kit® improves K9 search response and recovery success by providing K9 responders with an uncontaminated scent article to search with. Sometimes called “Peace of Mind in a Jar,” the Scent Preservation Kit® is now utilized as a proactive safety measure by organizations and families across the U.S. and internationally. Scent Kits are available for a variety of uses including; Child Safety, On-Scene Scent Collection for Investigators, Pet Protection and Community Facilities and Group Homes. Visit our store and Get Yours Today.
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Now that you have a Scent Kit prepared, it's time to complete the Individual Preparedness Plan.
The Individual Preparedness Plan gives responders fast and accurate personal identification information that can help them locate and recognize the person that is missing.
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 Do Scent Kits 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. Simply swiping the scent pad under your arm 10 times and storing in the specially treated jar, saves valuable time before the search begins and reduces the time it takes to find the lost and bring them home. Swipe and Store to keep your loved ones safe!
What's Included in a Scent Preservation Kit®
Each standard Scent Kit includes:
- Specially-treated Jar
- Sterile Scent Pad
- ID Label
- Non-Allergenic Gloves
- Tamper Proof Tape
- Detailed Instructions
- Individual Preparedness Plan
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 10 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.)