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 http://www.naylornetwork.com/iac-nxt. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors; IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
Remote sensing technology
LaserAlly is Digital Ally’s all new small, lightweight, and well-balanced LIDAR system, and it offers several feature enhancements relative to currently available competitive products. LaserAlly features the ability to pinpoint the speed and direction of a vehicle in single or multilane traffic, without regard to traffic congestion. The product also comprises a ruggedized enclosure for heavy use that is waterproof for harsh environmental conditions; anti-jamming technology to defeat detectors; a 6,000-foot maximum acquisition range and 1/3-second acquisition time; obstruction and weather modes; easy-to-use menu; and improved alignment stability and true continuous tracking.
For more information, visit http://www.digitalallyinc.com.
Social crime mapping
CrimeReports.com, the creator of the National Crime Map, unveils the new social utility, Neighborhood Central. It connects individuals, law enforcement agencies, community groups, and businesses at a hyper-local level, serving as a central point for accessing official crime data, sex offender data, local law enforcement announcements, and crime activity alerts. Unlike other social utilities, Neighborhood Central also provides a channel through which the public can contribute information in a crowd-sourcing model to help law enforcement at the block level and facilitates secure dialogue about local crime activity and community policing efforts.
For more information, visit http://www.crimereports.com.
In-car video system
L-3 Mobile-Vision is introducing a new, low-cost version of its popular Flashback2 digital in-car video system. The Flashback2-Lite is designed for agencies that don’t require wireless transfer and have a small number of videos to store and manage. Tailored for agencies with up to five cars, the product ships with free video management software and will allow budget-challenged agencies to equip their officers with groundbreaking video-capture technology at an affordable price. Video is stored on a commercial-grade removable compact flash card and is available from 8 gigabytes to 32 gigabytes. The complete system includes a solid-state digital video recorder and a 3.5-inch monitor console, among other features.
For more information, visit http://www.mobile-vision.com/products/flashback2_lite.html.
Pro-gard Products is now offering the largest selection of seating functionality in the industry. With the addition of a new, contoured ABS transport seat, police departments can choose which style of seating they prefer. Pro-gard will continue to offer the traditional standard-bench ABS transport seat that has been popular for years. The contoured ABS transport seat is currently available for the Ford Crown Victoria. Versions for the Chevrolet Impala, the Chevrolet Tahoe, and the Dodge Charger will be offered soon. All versions are available in gray, which both matches Pro-gard’s current line of floor pans and minimizes heat absorption from the sunlight.
For more information, visit http://www.pro-gard.com.
American Military University (AMU) is a leading provider of accredited online education to public service professionals looking to take the next steps in their careers. AMU offers more than 70 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, including criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, homeland security, and security management. Courses are 100 percent online and start monthly with eight- and sixteen-week classes available in many programs. Visit AMU’s website to learn about its popular public safety programs.
For more information, visit http://www.amuonline.com/public-safety.
Secure, online database
Pursuits is a vital, database-driven resource for law enforcement agencies empowering command staff to make better pursuit-related decisions based on hard data. With it, departments can track pursuit trends and potential problems, enabling staff to enhance policies and training. As a secure, online database that standardizes pursuit reporting across jurisdictions, Pursuits allows participating agencies to identify trends on the agency, state, and national levels. Pursuits is a product of LogIn, the company responsible for IACP Net. LogIn has more than 20 years of experience providing secure, private networks for law enforcement.
For more information, visit http://www.login4pursuits.net.Bumper mounting system
The specially designed and patent-pending Police Audiovisual Safety System (PASS), by Lund Industries, Inc., encloses the siren speakers in the upright of its bumper system, greatly improving sound on the ground plane in front of police vehicles. PASS solves speaker-mounting issues on new vehicles because the speaker is no longer mounted behind the bumper. The system features dual speakers and multiple sirens, and tones can be used independently. Multiple lighting options for front and side LEDs are available with an optional wiring harness for easy installation.
For more information, visit http://www.lund-industries.com.
Patriot3 introduces its new Flex Field Articulating Ballistic/Fragmentation Barrier. The highly mobile, adjustable barrier can be used in different configurations and in both rigid and nonrigid states while maintaining mobility. Out of the case, the Flex Field offers immediate protection from ballistic threats and blast fragmentation. It is available in both National Institute of Justice Levels 3 and 3A.
For more information, visit http://www.patriot3.com.
Hufcor introduces FlexTact reconfigurable wall systems, designed specifically for law enforcement and military tactical training. FlexTact walls create the perfect 3-D room scenarios for nonlethal “simunitions” training. FlexTact panels can be easily converted to new room layouts—classrooms converted to hotel rooms, then converted to an office space, then converted to a residential layout—complete with pass doors and windows. Create hallways with multiple entrances, small restrooms, and closets, all to help train proper room clearing and search-and-rescue methods. FlexTact walls hang from overhead track grids and can be reconfigured.■
For more information, visit http://www.hufcortacticaltraining.com.