"The XCAT has become a good piece of equipment to help us check things farther away from the terminal because it's so portable, and we'll use it if the K-9s aren't available. We like the ease of use and quick results.
Everybody understood the concept. I mean it only works one way; the sampling card only goes in one way. We call it cop-proof. If a cop couldn't break it and could figure it out, it was going to work for us.
Around here we like to get these things resolved quickly because of the trickle-down effect with the airlines. Should we have to close a gate to check an unattended bag, we can show up with the XCAT, swab it, put the sample card into the unit, and have a result back in under one minute. And that really speeds things up for us."
Indianapolis Airport Police Department
I would recommend all airports get an XCAT. It is an effective, yet inexpensive tool for you to use to clear unattended bags without having to ask TSA.
Captain Steve Johnson, ACE
Richmond Co. Marshal's Office
‘Simple, fast and reliable, just what every street cop or CSI needs in the field.’
By Scott Smith, AMERICAN COP MAGAZINE
"The XCAT is one of the most valuable tools we’ve recently received. We had the demo sent to us and tested it in the lab. After seeing the results we started using it in the field. Within days we had used it on several cases and got great results. This is such a great investigative tool! We are so pleased that there is finally a reliable presumptive GSR that can also be retained and later tested on a SEM for confirmation. We didn’t want to send the demo back until we had our own in the lab! The folks at RedXDefense were fantastic and worked hard with us to help us justify and ultimately purchase the system. Thanks again RedXDefense!"
Kelly Donaldson A2559, CLPE, CFWE
Senior Crime Lab Analyst
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Crime Lab Unit
I ordered some of these units (XCATs) and as with any new technology there was some skepticism. However, we conducted controlled field test using explosives, GSR and several different forms of narcotics. Our test were nothing short of rigorous, testing several known positives and known negatives. All test results were accurate. We've since implemented the use of the XCATs with much success. I highly recommend these units to investigative teams who are in search of a presumptive testing system that is very user friendly, durable and most importantly accurate!
Captain Gerald Savoy
Bureau of Investigation
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office
‘The device (XCAT) is streamlined and cost-effective.”
By Scott Harris, Freelance Writer, THE POLICE CHIEF MAGAZINE
"We are a very small agency in Indiana. We use our XCAT primarily to detect METH. We have nothing but good things to say about the system. With the red light/green light function, the XCAT is a step up in field testing. Our prosecutor also likes the system."
Patrolman 1st Class / EVO Instructor
Berne Police Department