Safariland announces collaboration with Motorola Solutions to deliver real-time alerts to law enforcement agencies upon gun draw
Motorola Solutions Responder Alert now connects to Safariland’s holster with CAS technology for automatic signal to command center
ONTARIO, Calif. — The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products for public safety, today announced a new product, developed in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications products, services and solutions. With this product, a Motorola Solutions radio or broadband device will automatically deliver an alert signal to an agency command center once an officer’s firearm is drawn from a Safariland® 7TS™ duty holster equipped with CAS™ technology. This new partnered technology debuts at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21-24, in Safariland booth #1515 and Motorola Solutions booth #3037.
“Every second is critical once a law enforcement professional draws a firearm,” said Sean McCarthy, who leads the wearable technologies and VIEVU® body-worn camera business for Safariland. “Our agencies and officers need real-time information to support, monitor, and respond immediately to issues in the field. Through our collaboration with Motorola Solutions we can deliver real-time alerts with mission-critical reliability to the thousands of agencies already using Motorola Solutions radios. This industry-first offering evolved from our collective focus to provide next generation life-saving solutions.”
Motorola Solutions Responder Alert utilizes a Bluetooth® sensor mounted directly to the Safariland® CAS 7TS™ duty holster. Through its revolutionary design, the system detects when a firearm is away from the holster and will directly signal an officer’s Motorola Solutions APX™ portable radio or a broadband device like the Motorola Solutions LEX L10 or LEX F10. Digital messages are then passed through Motorola Solutions software, sending an alert to the command center in real-time. With this system, officers can stay focused on the primary task at hand.
With connectivity to Motorola Solutions devices for real-time alerts, the CAS-enabled Safariland 7TS holster is an example of how Safariland embedded wearable technology will bring superior product capability to law enforcement. The CAS-enabled 7TS holster is constructed of SafariSeven™, a proprietary nylon blend material, non-abrasive to the firearm, and nearly impervious to the elements. A Level III Retention™ version features state-of-the-art ALS® (Automatic Locking System) retention, with a secondary SLS (Self-Locking System). The holster features a 30-day battery life with replaceable batteries.
Added McCarthy, “Not only does this system have best-in-class efficiencies without an officer ever having to stop to turn the system on, by connecting the officer to dispatch, it provides added security, support, and response without the officer having to change focus to make the call.”
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, “Together, We Save Lives™”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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