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Product Update

July 2011 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.


Adamson Industries Corp. introduces the ezVault, a compact and easy-to-install safe that includes a remote control and keypad entry, by Secure Logic. The remote control has a range of 30 feet and can be stored in a hidden location, or the safe can be accessed by the keypad entry design, allowing for quick release of the sliding door, revealing the storage compartment. Features include remote control and glow-in-the-dark keypad entry with an immediate access sliding door; plush interior padding; battery operation; and a hidden backup key entry. Dimensions are 11.2 inches by 2.75 inches by 9.5 inches (exterior); and 8 inches by 1.75 inches by 8 inches (interior).

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Alternative monthly pricing program

ForTheRecord (FTR) launches the FTR as a Service (FTRaaS) Program, a pay-as-you-go monthly software service model for the law enforcement digital recording market in response to the current economic climate and the resulting budgetary constraints faced by the law enforcement agencies across the country. The FTRaaS Program enables clients to subscribe to FTR software solutions and treat them as an ongoing operating expense instead of an upfront capital investment, thereby providing greater flexibility in how they utilize available funds. It includes 24/7 telephone support and free future software upgrades. The FTRaaS Program includes the FTR Interrogator product suite—a two-channel, digital audio-video recording and management solution for law enforcement agencies.

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Diagramming software programs

The CAD Zone Inc. announces the release of Version 9.0 of its popular Crash Zone and Crime Zone diagramming software programs for law enforcement professionals. The new software features redesigned toolbars and menus; a new Crash Reconstruction tool, which allows the user to determine the critical speed of a selected arc or curve; animations, which can be created with a moving viewpoint by fixing the “camera” to any position on a moving symbol, allowing the user to generate animations showing the possible driver viewpoint or create a walk-through of a crime scene; aerial views from Bing Maps; 3–D lighting controls to adjust the position of the light source and increase or decrease vehicle shine; more than 50 new textures that display in both 2–D and 3–D views; and a new heads-up display, allowing the user to choose to automatically show object properties and geometry on-screen as they draw, updated in real time.

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Optics cleaning accessory

The LensPen is small enough to clip on the user’s pocket and has two easily accessible working ends. The brush end removes loose dust and dirt from the lens or eyepiece. The retractable brush is made from natural goat hair. The other end has a flexible chamois tip, embedded with a carbon compound. The cap has a pad of carbon compound to constantly refresh the chamois. There is never anything to spray on, nothing to dry out or wear out, and nothing to replace.

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Charles C. Thomas Publisher, the leader in criminal justice publishing, is proud to announce the release of Managing the Use of Force Incident: For Criminal Justice Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators by Howard Webb. It addresses the proper management of the use-of-force incident by criminal justice officers and liability management for criminal justice supervisors and administrators. Rather than focus on the traditional reactive approach to liability management, the author provides an innovative, proactive, liability management strategy for winning excessive force lawsuits and preventing officer and department liability.

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Utility cart

EDGECOAMERICA introduces the new Mobile Organizer. It is made with a heavy-duty tubular black steel frame that measures 17 inches by 19 inches by 44 inches. Two models are available: Model A includes nine 12 ¼-inch (wide) by 16 ¼-inch (deep) by 3-inch (high) drawers. Model B includes one 12 ¼-inch (wide) by 16 ¼-inch (deep) by 3-inch (high) drawer and four 12 ¼-inch (wide) by 16 ¼-inch (deep) by 6 ¼-inch (high) drawers. The drawers are available in six colors to code for department use.

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Mobile software

Spillman Technologies releases Mobile 4.6. The Mobile Voiceless CAD module allows agencies to use customizable keyboard shortcuts and view department updates and links to government resources directly from the Mobile Today screen. The Mobile AVL Mapping module enables agencies to access critical call information from the AVL Mapping screen. Field personnel can update their status, see the status of other responding units, and access real-time call comments from one main mapping screen. With Mobile 4.6, law and fire personnel using Mobile Premises and HazMat module can retrieve critical data while responding to a call, including alarm company information, floor plans, and fire preplans. Agencies can also search for chemical information in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CAMEO Chemicals system, which displays full chemical details, helping predict reactivity dangers of specific chemical combinations.

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Tiffin Metal Products Co. announces the Infinity Wardrobe Locker, an expansion to its law enforcement product line. It is designed to allow complete in-the-field flexibility, has all of the venting capabilities of the Airflow Locker, and is available with adjustable shelves and a variety of interior component kits that allow the end user to create a multitude of configurations.

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Completion of phase two of company integration

Safety Vision announces the successful completion of the next phase in its integration of ICOP products and personnel. It has successfully completed the integration of logistics operations, training of sales and service personnel, and customer outreach programs. Highlights from this phase of the integration include logistics and back office integration; sales, support, and service training; establishment of a Kansas branch office; customer outreach programs—trade show, conference, telephone, and email communications; and international expansion. ■

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From The Police Chief, vol. 78, no. 7, July 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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