An Electronic Flare for the Police Traffic Officer

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Authors
  1. Spratt, C.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Peel Regional Police Service, Brampton ON (CAN)
Abstract
The "GLAIR" electronic flare was developed by H.C.I. and Norvick Technologies Inc. with the assistance of the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) in the summer of 1993. The objective was to develop, for the Canadian police officer, an electronic flare visible in the bright sunshine, powered with the latest battery components and a fast-rate battery charging system. The "GLAIR" system of four flares, packaged in their unique charging unit, was prepared for evaluation in the Spring of 1994. "GLAIR" operates both night and day with its unique pulse pattern, in a traffic accident situation. Each unit operates for a two hour time period, and has the capability of completely recharging all four flares in the unit, in twenty minutes in the trunk of the police car. The Peel Regional Police Service evaluated the "GLAIR" system. While early comments were positive, further work is necessary with respect to battery charge life and light intensity to ensure operational effectiveness.
Keywords
Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation;Light
Report Number
HV7936.E7;TM-08-1994E;TM-08-94 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jun 1995
Number of Pages
4
DSTKIM No
CA031346
CANDIS No
530067
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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