CBRNE & Environmental Detection & Monitoring

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HZT and our partners provide HZS validated detection and monitoring equipment to the CBRNE response and civil & environmental protection community.
All of our own products are developed, tested and used by our staff during our own training courses.
Full user training is available on all products.

CBRNE & Environmental Detection & Monitoring Products

  • Hotzone Identifier HazCat Kit

  • Hotzone Identifier Explosives kit

  • 3DX-Ray Systems

  • FALCON Remote Detection System

  • GSMSense Mobile Tracer & Locator system

The Hotzone Identifier HazCat kit enables rapid identification of the hazard(s) associated with gas, solid, and liquid unknowns, spills, waste. This information is critical for the hazmat responders to complete the risk assessment. Categorisation of the potentially hazardous waste provides for its labeling, safe transport and disposal. The kit is self-contained and features the step-by-step field guide detailing the procedures which are quick and easy to perform.

Hotzone Identifier HazCat kit procedures use strip tests and wet chemistry tests to provide the user with the critical information on the unknown substances flammability, explosive behaviour, acidbase properties, aggressive/corrosive behavior, reactivity with water, oxidiser properties, potential toxicity, relative solubility and density. The kit also enables quick and simple identification of 5 most frequently encountered toxic industrial gases. The reagents, test strips and utensils are housed in the waterproof Peli-case in sufficient quantities to last for a relatively large number of tests. The built-in working surface provides for clean and convenient field work.

The first responders and the chemical waste managers need to know of the hazards related to the substances they are dealing with. Is there a fire or explosion hazard? Should water be used? Should runoff be contained? How to transport, label, and dispose of the waste? On the spot identification of the substances and materials may be complicated due to complex nature of the samples or event. Offsite laboratory analysis is often time consuming and relatively expensive.

Hotzone Identifier HazCat kit procedures aim to identify the hazards rather than the substance(s). That way they supply the user with the critical information needed to make expedient and safe decisions.

The test procedures are based on fundamental chemistry principles and thus reliable. However, they are simple enough to be performed by a nonchemist. The portable “laboratory” is housed in the customised PelicanTM case: corrosion-resistant, water-tight, shock absorbing, but still convenient to carry or store. The Hotzone Identifier HazCat kit ideally complements portable, handheld Raman technology such is the Serstech Indicator (http:// serstech.com/). Raman technology is the first choice for the responders on the field. However, this technology has its limits, notably when dealing with the thermally sensitive, complex, black and brightly coloured materials. The Hotzone Identifier HazCat kit allows for rapid assessment of thermal hazard of the materials and characterisation of the samples not amenable to the Raman.

EASY TO USE Fast and versatile

The Hotzone Identifier Explosives kit enables rapid assessment and identification of explosives and their precursors. Easy to use, rugged and reliable tools provide the user with information on homogeneity, sensitivity to impact and flammability of the tested materials. The number of specific and generic analytical assays identifies commercial, military and homemade explosives (HME) and components. The kit is self-contained and features the stepby- step field guide in color.

The Hotzone Identifier Explosives kit features a set of tools and procedures to provide its user with the critical information on the unknown substances flammability, explosive behavior, acidbase properties, aggressive/corrosive behavior, reactivity with water, relative solubility and density. Wet and strip tests
detect explosive fuel precursors such as hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, heavy metals, sulphur and phosphorus. Oxidiser tests identify species known to be used with the explosive mixtures. Specific analytical assays target ammonium nitrate based explosives (ANAL, ANFO, ANS), PETN, RDX, TNT, Semtex, C3, C4, HMX, urea nitrate, chlorates, and azides.

Responders faced with an apparent, but not entirely characterised explosive threat have several options to consider. Waiting on the scene increases risk and delays decision making, therefore a fast action is the prerequisite. “Blow in place” practice with unknown chemicals could bring safety issues, bad public relations and it destroys the forensic evidence. Identifying the explosive components means understanding the threat, retaining the evidence and assuming the operations. On the spot analysis is preferable, since collection and transport of samples for the off-site identification is time consuming. Portable Raman and FTIR chemical analysis devices have caused a paradigm shift in field identification tactics. However, both technologies have limits and their use on unknown, potentially explosive materials bears safety concerns. The Raman technology commonly utilises a 785 nm laser, which can heat and eventually ignite some energetic materials. FTIR may require pressing of a powder sample to the sensor. A number of primary explosives are shock sensitive and easily detonate under pressure.
The sample may be a complex mixture containing heavy metal powders, hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, plastic binders and plasticisers, all interfering with the Raman and FTIR identification. The Hotzone Identifier Explosives kit ideally complements both technologies as it allows for rapid assessment of shock sensitivity and thermal hazard of the materials, providing safety protocols to the operators. The specific analytic assays enable quick identification of the explosives not amenable to the Raman and FTIR. All tools from the Explosives kit are carefully selected to be used with the potentially sensitive materials. The kit is self-contained with the reagents, test strips and utensils provided in sufficient quantities to last for relatively large number of tests.


Our partner offers best and light x-ray solutions among security inspection systems. When it matters most, they have the insight you need.

ThreatScan®-LS1 is a lightweight, portable, battery powered x-ray scanning system designed in co-operation with first responders and EOD teams to meet the needs of the field operative.

  • Suspect item inspection
  • EOD evaluation
  • Customs control
  • Vehicle scanning
  • Large format panel

Quick and simple to deploy, the system produces high quality real-time x-ray images for rapid and accurate decision making.
The slim detector panel is positioned behind the target; the generator is placed in front.
The scan is activated from the laptop imaging station.
The large 600mm x 460mm imaging area of the ThreatScan®-LS1 enables the operator to scan typical bags and packages in a single scan.
Penetrating up to 34mm steel at 120kV the LS1 produces sub-millimetre resolution images.
A range of sophisticated image processing functions, including materials discrimination, pan, zoom, DeepFocusTM, 3D Emboss, measurement and annotation, coupled with high quality images enable the operator to interpret the image quickly and accurately.
The software can also communicate the image on screen to a remote command centre and save images in JPEG and other common file formats.

Ideal for use by First Responders, EOD teams, Counter Surveillance, and Customs and Security Operatives.

The system comprises

  • A large resilient detector panel
  • Aportable and robust x-ray generator
  • A laptop imaging station
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Wireless communication
  • Carry cases
  • ThreatSpect software


  • High penetration with sub-millimetre resolution
  • Large area, thin detector panel
  • Real-time images
  • Designed for rapid deployment and ease of use
  • Powerful image enhancement and analysis tools
  • Intuitive, user-friendly ThreatSpect software
  • Scans to 3mm above floor level

Our partner offers best and light remote detection solutions system.
FALCON 4G is a 4th generation of laser-based stand-off detector, that can detect, identify and quantify chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals using absorption of laser radiation.
Additionally, FALCON can detect biological warfare agent cloud using DISC technology and by evaluating particle size distribution. The system is based on the only battlefield (2nd Gulf War) proven stand-off detection technology on the market.
Falcon performs detection from a safe distance. It can be mounted on a vehicle with automatic 360° scanning capability, or used from a ground on the tripod accessory.

Falcon 4G is an active stand-off detector using two lasers and as such it has number of advantages over current passive detectors. The major advantages are:

  • a longer maximum detection range
  • a better effective range
  • on average 30 times better sensitivity
  • detection of BWAs
  • concentration measurements and concentration profiles
  • no calibration needed


GSMSense is a specialized tactical GSM Mobile Tracer & Locator system intended for Law Enforcement & National Security groups. GSMSense collects basic GSM information (IMSI, IMEI) about handsets in the local area (airport terminals, prisons etc.) and localizes it.
By utilizing GSMSense it is possible to create a special outlook system that can detect the presence of the group of handsets in the place of interest and help in locating the target.

Key features:

  • Pin-point target mobile phone to +/- 1m accuracy
  • Pure 2G/UMTS (3G)/LTE(4G) mode
  • GSM to GSM redirection UMTS to GSM redirection LTE to UMTS or GSM redirection
  • Scanning of IMSI, IMEI, TMSI of User Equipments
  • SMS to target from predefined numbers
  • Hand held and body worn direction finders
  • Configurable to any GSM/ UMTS/LTE band across the globe
  • Remote Interfacing capability
  • Integrated GPS & Compass
  • Upto 5W per band


IMSI, IMEI based operation

Localisation of Headset

Jamming user service

GSM Sense

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