MSA Security® Launches Canine Gun Detection Services

“At MSA Security, we continuously monitor the threat spectrum and improve our capabilities to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said MSA Security’s CEO. Glen Kucera. “In recent years, we have seen an increase in incidents involving active shooters, particularly in accessible and high-traffic locations such as shopping malls, hospitals, entertainment venues and schools. We are delighted to offer on the market a new comprehensive firearms detection solution, increasing the security available to organizations facing high risk.”

“MSA Security’s partnership with Shallow Creek Kennels is a natural fit,” commented Justin Kelley, Vice President of Operations at MSA Security. “Shallow Creek has an exceptional program built around rigorous training standards and reflected in its stellar reputation. We look forward to a long and successful relationship together as we bring this new program to scale.”

MSA Security has a long-established reputation for developing industry-leading solutions against high-consequence threats. In the late 2000s, MSA identified the growing use of homemade and peroxide-based explosives in terrorist craft, becoming one of the first private sector companies to train dogs on these highly sensitive and dangerous materials. . Later, as the explosive threat posed by man grew in importance, with attacks like those at the Stade-de-France in 2015 and Manchester Arena in 2017, MSA pivoted to train dogs to track explosive scents.

One of the most significant threats in the security landscape today is the steady increase in active shooter attacks and armed criminal violence. MSA’s introduction of firearm detection dogs provides customers with an incredibly effective, versatile and dynamic solution to aid in the deterrence and detection of a concealed firearm. The solution enables organizations to prevent potential mass events, minimize risk to their guests or customers, protect their brand and reduce their liability.

About MSA Security
Founded in 1987, MSA Security®, an Allied Universal® company, is a global provider of high-risk threat solutions. Based at New York City, MSA and has more than 1,500 employees, including more than 800 canine teams, operating in more than 40 states and 50 countries. The company offers a range of customizable security solutions for sites, monuments, commercial real estate, freight and government customers. For more information, visit

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