The XCAT handheld detection for Narcotics and Homemade Explosives

The XCAT handheld detection (Detector) for Narcotics, Homemade and High Explosives and Gunshot Residue The XCAT handheld detection system, which has just been selected as one of the year’s 12 Really Cool New Police Products by the POLICE® magazine, features automated, one-step detection of narcotics, homemade and high explosives, and gunshot residue. Use the XCAT for sampling suspicious drugs and other substances on hands, vehicles, packages and surfaces. The XCAT is intended for presumptive testing. Sampling cards are dedicated to detecting either individual analytes or groups of related analytes..


Narcotics, Explosives, and GSR detection in a single platform
Red-Light/Green-Light result
No interpretation, no color charts, no spraying, no chemical exposure
Rugged for field use
Detection library expandable
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Detection Principle – Optical Detection
Time to Analyze – 10-90 sec.*
Calibration – None required
Power-up Time – 20 seconds
Consumables – Sampling Cards
Power Source – Rechargeable Li-ion battery (car and wall charger)
Battery Life – 7 hours (continuous use)
Operating Temp. Range: 32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C)
Dimensions: 3.6″ x 1.7″ x 6.0″ (Length x Width x Height)
Weight – Under 1 lb.
*Depending on analyte

The XCAT uses detection cards with specially formulated optical detection inks and software to identify characteristics unique to each individual or group of chemically related analytes. Each analyte or group of analytes is detected with a dedicated card. The unit uniquely identifies and analyzes each card (eg. Cocaine or GSR) and returns a red or green light signal to the user simply indicating “detection” or “no detection”.