Cops: Keep it Clean
ScentLok OZ Active Odor-Destroying Products keep patrol vehicles and gear smelling like new
Muskegon, MI (May 14, 2018) – Law enforcement professionals face unique challenges with respect to odor management. An officer simply can’t control who goes into their backseat, the variety of smells a suspect brings with them, or the unfortunate things they may do once inside. A cop’s gear gets funky, too. Duty vests, carriers, patrol bags, footwear, belts and other gear quickly pick up significant odors that aren’t often easy to remove.
Thankfully, ScentLok has L.E. professionals covered with its complete line of OZ Active Odor-Destroying Products.
These premium ozone products utilize the very latest technology, emitting a powerful stream of ozone molecules that seek out and destroy virtually all types of odors and bacteria in their path. When ozone comes in contact with these contaminants, their chemical structure is changed to a compound that is no longer recognizable as an offensive odor. As ozone continues to attack these compounds, the odor is destroyed through oxidation. The ozone then reverts back to oxygen after it is used. Revolutionary CycleClean technology allows the generators to moderate output by alternating between active and resting phases for maximum efficiency and longer product life.
Patrol Vehicle Interiors and K-9 Considerations
A patrol vehicle is an officer’s mobile office, and nobody likes spending 8-12 hours in an office that smells like body odor, stale beer or other miscellaneous fluids or substances. The ScentLok OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer and the ScentLok OZ20B Portable Deodorizer are the perfect tools for keeping vehicle interiors smelling fresh and clean throughout the entire shift.
“It’s even more critical for K-9 units,” says active State Patrol Trooper, criminal interdiction instructor and former K-9 handler, Kenneth Haas. “Keeping a patrol vehicle’s interior odor-neutral lessens the possibility that a K-9 partner will become desensitized to low-threshold odors from cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and other illicit items. Whether those residual odors come from previous suspects or an officer’s training aids, they are not okay in our cars. Removing them helps ensure your dog will still be able to detect the low-level odors it was trained for.”
Deodorized Duty Gear
Duty gear is constantly becoming saturated with odors and contaminants from the officer’s body and the air surrounding it. “Equipment gets pretty funky after a day of work,” says Haas, who has recently begun using the ScentLok OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo on his shoes and vests. “Sprays only mask the odors, which come right back,” he continues.
The OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo provides 8,190 cubic inches of interior space – adequate for all of an officer’s duty gear – and features an OZInjectTM internal piping system to distribute ozone from the included OZ500 deodorizer. The durable bag features a variety of well-designed pockets, helpful for organizing gear, and also includes a carbon adsorber pad for additional odor control.
“I’ve tested it and it works very well,” Haas says, referring to the odor-destroying power of the OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo. “It not only removes the odors, but it extends the life of the gear, too, because you are killing bacteria and mold.”
ScentLok OZ Active Odor Destroying Products consist of the OZ20 Vehicle Deodorizer (MSRP $39.99), OZ20B Portable Deodorizer (MSRP $99.99), OZ100 Small Room Deodorizer (MSRP $99.99), OZ500 Large Room Deodorizer (MSRP $149.99), OZChamber 8K Storage Bag (MSRP $99.99) and OZChamber 8K Storage Bag Combo (MSRP starts at $199.99). Learn more atscentlok.com.
ABOUT NEXUS OUTDOORS
Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, MI, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel, footwear and equipment under the ScentLok®, OZ®, ScentBlocker®, Scent Shield®, Whitewater Outdoors® and Tree Spider® brands. Nexus Outdoors is the only company with access to all scent-controlling technologies, including their patented Carbon Alloy technology and Trinity technology, which provide superior success in the field. ScentLok and Scentblocker are pioneers in the hunting industry, which many credit with creating a market based on the elimination of odors to get closer to big game.