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Product Update

June 2010 Product Update

The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free in-depth information, visit us online at Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.

Weapon Lights

The LaserLyte FlashLyte is a triple-cluster LED lens engineered to pump out 25 lumens of bright light at a target. For the best of both worlds, the best-selling subcompact V2 laser system has been paired with the FlashLyte system to give users the advantages of both a laser and a light. The product is designed to be the smallest weapon light available; fits all Picatinny rails, including subcompact pistols; is small enough to fit in a nylon holster; has three bright LEDs powered by four A76 watch batteries; and supports one hour of continuous run time.

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Gun safes

GunVault gun safes use the patented No-Eyes Keypad and Bio pad to provide lightning-fast access, even in the dark. Choose from the Micro, Mini, Nano, Multi, Full Size and BioVault models for quick-access handgun storage. The GunVault Bio uses biometrics, specifically fingerprint recognition, to access the safe contents. A high-performance algorithm is used to achieve speedy identification of enrolled fingerprints and at the same time has a very low false reject rate (FRR) for a given false accept rate (FAR). The system can handle a maximum of 30 fingerprint templates.

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Browning’s Tactical Safe line-up—the Tactical Series Mark I and Mark II—are offered in two sizes, giving customers choices to store all types and sizes of firearms. Both safes are equipped with new anti-pry features, which make them more secure than earlier models. These features include the new Pry-Stop End Bolts, a tight-tolerance door fit, chromed locking bolts, a fully reinforced integrated door frame, extended throw locking bolts, a force deflector locking mechanism, and other security features. Both models include the DPX Storage Systems exclusive to Browning.

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For 2010, Nikon Inc. takes the popular Travelite binocular to a new level of performance. This next-generation binocular is available in 8×25, 10×25, and 12×25 models and features advancements normally seen on much higher priced models. By utilizing Nikon’s bright, multicoated optics and BaK4 high-index prisms, the Travelite delivers a brighter, sharper view during critical early and late periods. Turn-and-slide eyecups and central focus knob make using the new Travelite simple, and its rubber-armored body protects against hard use.

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Performance evaluation software

Wayne Enterprises Inc. announces the newest upgrade to its Revolution law enforcement evaluation software. The absence of accurate and timely evaluations can cause departments to maintain poor performers and lose good officers. Revolution serves a dual purpose in evaluating the performance of current and newly hired officers. The web-based evaluation program creates daily, weekly, monthly, and annual performance evaluations. The software is modified to meet individual department needs with password protection and assigned access levels to maintain data security. A finalization feature prevents evaluations from being changed after the officer’s signature.

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Tactical boots

Thorogood’s Platinum USA Tactical Footwear Series is engineered to supply instant comfort, to provide sure footing, and to deal with debris. It combines athletic shoe elements that help officers perform at their best while delivering the kind of toughness the wearer needs to be confident in the equipment. It does this through construction elements incorporated to provide protection, performance, and comfort. Protective features include a flexible L-Protection insole to defend against punctures; a waterproof Sympatex barrier to block out fluids and blood-borne pathogens, and thick, full-grain black leather that resists damage from water, cutting, and heat exposure.

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Body armor

First Choice Armor announces the NIJ 0101.06 certification of its latest Synergy series of soft, flexible, highperformance, lightweight body armor. This new model is available in concealable and tactical body armor configurations. First choice Armor’s newest armor model, Synergy IIIA XS6S, is an exciting addition to the popular Synergy series, which is available in standard sizes and may be custom fit upon request. The Synergy IIIA XS6S is certified in C1 to C5 sizes and is listed on the compliant products list at, which makes it available for Bullet Proof Vest Partnership (BVP) funding.

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Power inverters

Adamson Industries Corp., a provider of public safety vehicle equipment and installation services, introduces Thor Power Inverters. Thor inverters are designed and built for the professional user, with the highest testing specifications and quality demands. While almost all inverters on the market today are rated at their peak output, Thor builds in a 10 percent reserve capacity so customers are never left without power. Features include overload protection, smart surge control, short circuit protection, and manual reset if the inverter shuts down.

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Portable, protective tent

BKForensics announces the launch of another unique product designed specifically to help the law enforcement community: BKForensics RF Tent. RF Tent is a portable, lightweight structure that can be erected inside or outdoors in less than 30 seconds and can be used to protect items such as cell phones, explosive devices, and remote-controlled objects from exposure to radio frequencies. Made from nylon, RF Tent offers shielding effectiveness of 30 MHz to 3 GHz. It is approximately six feet by six feet by seven feet and features a walk-in entrance and room for more than one examiner, as well as a workbench and other materials. BKForensics can customize tents to fit individual specifications if necessary.

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The Kahr P380, from Kahr Arms, is now available in a Black-Out version, the new KP3834, for a sleek, subtle concealed carry option. It has a black polymer frame, just like its P380 match, but features a matte-blackened stainless slide for a completely different look. The blackened coating has been used successfully in the knife industry to protect blades from corrosion and scratches. The KP3834 maintains the same measurements as the original P380 and features a 2.5" premium Lothar Walther match grade barrel. Its weight is 9.97 oz. without the magazine. The KP3834 also has drift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights with optional tritium night sights. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 6, June 2010. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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