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.policechiefmagazine.org. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manufacturers and distributors;
IACP endorsement is in no way implied.
Speed enforcement smartphone app
Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) is unveiling a new speed enforcement solution at this year’s IACP. The TruSpeed Sx laser, now with iOS and Android compatible Bluetooth, syncs with a smartphone app to capture and store a picture of a vehicle along with its speed. LTI’s SpeedCapture App collects the time, speed, and distance data as well as the option to input vehicle and violation information. It embeds all these data within the photo and can either be saved to your camera roll for texting and emailing or the whole data log can be downloaded onto a PC. An extensive vehicle database of all known makes and models is preloaded into this app for an easily accessible pick list. See it first hand at LTI’s IACP booth #2841 and enter a drawing for a chance to win this state-of-the-art speed enforcement solution.
For more information, visit www.lasertech.com.
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) Increment 3 was deployed on May 5, 2013, providing significant improvement in latent fingerprint search accuracy and a new nationwide palm print identification system to help solve cold cases and improve crime-solving capabilities. These new resources are among the latest upgrades delivered by a Lockheed Martin-led team for the FBI’s NGI system. The improvements are the largest so far in a series of phased upgrades to the FBI’s biometric identification services, providing powerful new and enhanced biometric capabilities for more than 18,000 local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States. The new National Palm Print System (NPPS) contains latent palm prints that will be searchable on a nationwide basis for the first time. Visit us at booth # 2754.
For additional information, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/ngi.html.
Tribal police software
Spillman recognizes that tribal police departments face unique challenges and demand appropriate products and services. Understanding that tribal populations require a strong emphasis on community service and focused prevention for crimes and substance abuse has helped Spillman provide reliable and innovative tribal police software for more than 10 years. Tribal police departments nationwide also use Spillman software to facilitate sharing of criminal activity beyond the reservation borders. Visit us at booth #400.
For more information, visit www.spillman.com.
Mobile automatic license plate system
3M’s Mobile ALPR Camera systems provide high-resolution coverage of a full lane of traffic with up to two concurrent vehicles in the field of view. Compact, rugged cameras are designed specifically for the on-street environment and have been IP67 certified. The sleek designs mount nicely below the lightbar for limited visual interference. Mobile systems allow agencies to patrol high-crime areas while providing large volumes of local vehicle data. When combined with 3M’s Back Office System Software, ALPR can also be used for data mining efforts related to crime scene investigation, criminal travel patterns, and hotspots and numerous other intelligence purposes. Visit us at booth #3149.
For more information, visit http://solutions.3m.com.
Blunt force impact device
The Alternative, manufactured and distributed by Alternative Ballistics, is a lightweight extremely accurate and affordable system that provides law enforcement and military professionals the ability to apply less-lethal force in those situations where lethal force is warranted but may not be the appropriate way to resolve the situation. This innovative blunt force impact device instantaneously converts an officer’s duty weapon into a less-lethal weapon, while allowing the ofifcer to maintain his weapon and attention in continuous coverage of the threat. After firing the weapon, the bullet travels down the barrel through the docking station and into The Alternative, which captures the bullet—transferring its kinetic energy forward. It then tracks toward the target. The dock instantly separates from the weapon, returning the weapon to lethal force as quickly as the weapon cycles in a new round. Please visit us at IACP 2013, booth #3511.
For more information, visit www.alternativeballistics.com.
Cloud-hosted in-vehicle camera system
Iveda Solutions provides live streaming video from one to an entire fleet of vehicles available on a computer at headquarters plus tablets and mobile devices in the field—a system that provides real-time situational assessment of field activities during an emergent situation with the VEMO in-vehicle camera system enabled for Iveda On-Board mobile streaming video hosting service. Live and recorded video from vehicles are hosted in the cloud and centrally managed and accessed on a single dashboard, including an online map for real-time tracking of vehicles using VEMO’s Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology. This untethered video surveillance solution currently utilizes cellular service from select providers. Visit us at booth #225.
For more information, visit www.ivedasolutions.com.
Electric personal transportation
Segway’s Patroller is green, electric personal transportation that allows officers to create efficient community policing programs and patrol indoor and outdoor environments. It is designed to improve an officer’s responsiveness, mobility, and visibility while being flexible enough to pivot within its own shoulder width footprint as well as safely travel up hills and ramps, over sidewalk curbs, into elevators, and through doors. Segway’s soon to be released three-wheel product is suited for missions that require a larger vehicle. It can be left to convey a security presence without an officer rider aboard and is ideal for assignments that require a rider to frequently mount and dismount the vehicle. Visit us at booth #1618.
For more information, visit http://www.segway.com/patrol/for-patrol.
Radar speed signs
The Shield family of Radar Speed Displays from All Traffic Solutions is engineered for portability. These incredibly compact, lightweight signs can be mounted virtually anywhere. At only 12 lbs., including mount, the Shield 12 is designed to be the most durable, portable sign on the market. Its welded aluminum enclosure, concealed mounting hardware, shatterproof Lexan and graffiti-resistant powder-coat make it super tough. A dedicated compartment allows all-weather battery replacement. Eliminate traffic data file management, easily sync messages across mobile devices over the Internet and instantly share messages and reports with others. Visit us at booth #601.♦
For more information, visit www.alltrafficsolutions.com/products/shield-12.