Traffic enforcement is the most universal police function. It’s also one of the most important. Traffic enforcement efforts result in safer roadways and streets, fewer fatalities and injuries, and reduces property damage. Check out some of the latest offerings in display trailers, cameras and radar devices.
Laser Technology’s TruCAM is an all-in-one, laser-based, video camera. It collects and stores a complete chain-of-video evidence for both speeding and tailgating, along with a high-resolution image that identifies vehicle make, model and license plate number. This all gets paired with the precise speed, distance, time, location and operator ID. It can even be used to help validate seat belt use, aggressive driving and road rage. It includes five modes: auto mode, rear-plate mode, weather mode, video-only mode, dual-speed mode and tailgating mode. Laser Technology: 303/649-1000; www.lasertech.com.
Radar To Go
Decatur Electronics’ Scout is a directional, handheld traffic radar that runs on six rechargeable AA batteries. It can charge in the car off a standard 12V+ accessory outlet. The Scout mirrors Decatur’s Genesis Handheld Directional (GHD), providing many of the same features including directional radar, allowing officer to choose which direction of traffic they want to track, as well as Decatur’s Faster Mode. But where the GHD remains tethered to the car by a hardwired power cord, the Scout features a removable power cable and battery pack, allowing officers to run radar where ever the need demands and keep their batteries charged whenever power is available. Decatur: 888/428-4315; www.decaturradar.com.
See-Through Speed Trailer
The Wanco radar-speed trailer features a changeable speed limit sign above an electronic display. When a motorist exceeds the speed limit, the display flashes the vehicle’s speed. For excessive speed, a selectable overspeed message flashes “Slow Down” or a frowning face symbol, together with flashing red-and-blue lights that attract attention. Factory-configured units show motorists’ speed in mph. A regulatory sign above the display features changeable speed-limit numbers for easy setup in any speed zone. The speed-limit sign and electronic display rotate to face traffic. The display’s LEDs have visors and shades that produce superior angularity and visibility. The trailer’s see-through design puts pedestrians in view. The solar powered battery-charging system provides longer run times. Wanco: 800/972-0755; www.wanco.com.
Handheld Speed Detection
Digital Ally’s LaserAlly LIDAR system features the ability to pinpoint the speed and direction of a vehicle in single or multi-lane traffic, without regard to traffic congestion; 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, 1/3-second acquisition time; obstruction and weather modes; easy-to-use menu; improved alignment stability and true continuous tracking; and up to a 32-hour battery life from two C-cell batteries. The unit is upgradable in the field via a USB port. Production is scheduled to commence before the end of this year’s third quarter. Digital Ally: 800/440-4947; www.digitalallyinc.com.