Products to ensure the safety, comfort and transport of your K9 partners
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Handlers and their partners deserve the best gear and accessories to keep them safe and ready for the job. Whether it’s efficient K9 transportation devices, effective K9 training, durable kennels, protective devices or flexible training suits, companies are making sure to produce products that meet the needs of you and your K9 partner. Here are the latest K9-specific products and accessories.
The K9 Heat Alarm Pro System protects your K9 partner by monitoring for any unsafe increase or decrease in the cruiser's interior average temperature. It also monitors the battery voltage and engine in case it stalls. The handler is alerted of an alarm by the horn and siren honking S-O-S, the police light bar activating and the rear windows rolling down. Other alert options include activation of a remote beeper or cell phone, large cooling fan and engine start. The system comes with a two-year parts and labor warranty and a self-diagnostic feature. Radiotronics, Inc. / AceK9.com—561/746-0935 www.acek9.com
Havis’ new K9 Transport System for the 2011 Ford Explorer features large, side-entry openings for easy canine entry and exit, as well as easy access for cleaning. The unit includes ventilation holes, plus two additional ducts that connect to the vehicle’s rear climate control vents. Optional fans can also be mounted on either the driver’s or passenger’s side of the rear wall to increase canine safety. Made from heavy-duty aluminum, the product is durable and designed to maximize handler comfort and visibility by allowing the driver’s seat to move back completely. Havis—800/524-9900 www.havis.com
CoolK9 is a simple, low-cost climate control system for police K9s. The product includes a 10-foot flexible hose, as well as a variety of vehicle air vent attachments that are able to fit most cruisers. CoolK9 works with your existing vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system and, once installed, redirects the air flow to your K9’s kennel. This allows handlers to control their K9 partner’s environment in order to keep them safe and comfortable in any weather condition. CoolK9—408/832-0602 www.coolk9.com
Bratwear’s K9 uniform series offers handlers flexibility, durability and dependability. The jumpsuits are made to order from the handler’s measurements, giving it a tailored fit to allow for the best performance in the field. The products have mic loops and eight pockets (six zippered and two flashlight/lead pockets on each side leg), as well as optional removable knee pads. Bratwear’s Summer Weight Jumpsuit is made from a water-repellent, abrasion-resistant and breathable stretch fabric. The Winter Weight Jumpsuit is made from a soft-shell fabric that has a waterproof breathable membrane and fleece lining to protect the handler from the cold. Bratwear—253/517-4000 www.bratwear.com