Evolving Tech Has Shifted How Investigators Reconstruct a Crash Scene

by TNyland 22. March 2019 10:12

The constant change in our human infrastructure in developing a modernized autonomous society is affecting the frequency and types of traffic crashes investigators will come to see. To stay relevant, we must change with the world: altering procedures, replacing outdated equipment, and furthering our education and/or trainings. Investigators have been transferring from the old school method of documenting a scene with a tape measure and wheel, into the digital age of lasers, scanners, drones, and mapping software.

Clearing and documenting a crash scene are both equally important procedures that need to happen after a traffic crash. Officers and investigators are under a lot of pressure to document a scene as quickly, accurately, and effectively as possible, as no one incident is the end as the risk of secondary crashes are a dominant threat. More...

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IACP S&P Mid-Year Conference

by admin 18. March 2019 14:17

The IACP Mid-Year Conference for the Division of State and Provincial Police, Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police and the Midsize Agencies Division is being held March 20 - 22 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, TX. This conference allows attendees to discuss and learn about best practices and issues law enforcement is currently facing, enjoy networking with peers and see the latest in technology and services for the industry. More...

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EDR Summit 2019

by admin 28. February 2019 13:59

Laser Technology will be showcasing our crash scene mapping products at the annual EDR Summit. Formerly known as the Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Summit, the EDR Summit is being hosted by the Crash Data Group and will be held March 4-6 in Houston Texas at the Hilton North Houston Hotel. Industry experts worldwide will be presenting case studies and other topics concerning vehicle crash analysis. Any professional that is interested in learning more about event data recorders and their use in crash investigation should plan to attend this summit.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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You Bought A Drone, Now What?

by TNyland 28. February 2019 13:54

The following information is compiled, and simplified information taken from the FAA website on how to register your drone.

Drones are becoming the latest craze for all types of industries, hobbyists, and educators. Whatever your drone will be used for, there are rules and regulations one must follow before you can officially prepare your drone for takeoff.

The first step is to register your drone. All drones must be registered unless your drone weighs under 0.55 pounds. If you are caught with an unregistered drone, civil penalties can cost up to $27,500, and criminal penalties can cost up to $250,000 and up to three years in jail. More...

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Drone Mapping: Aerial and Ground Measurements

by TNyland 14. February 2019 11:26

The rapid advancement and multiplying options have drastically reduced the cost of drones, shifting business models for a variety of industries. The number of public safety agencies acquiring drones has risen by 82% in the last year alone. Drones and lasers are transforming the way investigators collect their data on scene and are rapidly becoming one of the most invaluable tools for investigators who are tasked with accurate crash, crime, and fire analysis.

Drones provide many benefits to crash, crime, and fire investigators, and while there is a cool and fun element to flying a drone there are extensive rules, regulations, and certifications that need to be completed before one is able to fly their drone high in the sky and take their investigative skills to the next level. More...

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The Pros and Cons of Today's Mapping Technology

by TNyland 17. December 2018 13:15

Many traditional crash, crime, and fire scene mapping practices are being replaced by the advancement of new mapping technology in today's marketplace. With the addition of drones, 3D scanners, robotic total stations, and LTI lasers, it's enough to make any investigator's head spin. Searching for the right equipment that best suits you and/or your department’s needs while staying in budget can be a discouraging task.

With an ever-evolving landscape of mapping technology, Laser Technology (LTI) developed a four-part webinar series dedicated to crash, crime, and fire investigators to help educate and share information regarding today's mapping technology. The first webinar "Today's Mapping Technology: The Pros and Cons of It All," was hosted on December 4th, 2018 to over 100 attendees. More...

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NY Highway Safety Conference - STOP DWI NY 2018

by admin 8. October 2018 14:12

The annual New York Highway Safety Symposium is being held October 15 - 18 at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid in Lake Placid, New York. This conference is known to be New York's leading gathering of highway safety professionals that are dedicated to helping involved in the battle to reduce traffic crashes deaths and injuries. More...

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Laser Technology, Inc. Holds First Annual Crash & Crime Mapping Summit

by KCarley 3. October 2018 11:32

Laser Technology has completed a successful Crash and Crime Mapping Summit held at its headquarters September 24-25, 2018. LTI's team of mapping professionals consisting of retired and active police officers attended the event to provide crucial market feedback, learn about and receive training on products and solutions, and to ensure they are prepared with all the equipment and software necessary to best serve our customers.More...

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Laser Technology, Inc: Enter to Win Traffic Safety Package at IACP Conference 2018

by TNyland 13. September 2018 12:15

Whether you are looking to catch risky driving behavior in the act or are cleaning up the aftermath, Laser Technology has engineered some of the most advanced Traffic Safety equipment on the market today. At this year’s IACP conference in Orlando, FL October 6 – 9, Laser Technology, Inc., is offering a $10,000 traffic safety package towards an equipment and training that will help either combat dangerous driving behaviors or clear an accident scene faster. More...

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Interact with ACTAR Experts on Traffic Collision Tech and Earn 1 ACTAR Credit

by TNyland 30. May 2018 07:25

Documentation is essential during a crash scene; it tells you the visual story of what took place after the incident occurred. However, photos may lack context, diagrams may be needed and written content doesn’t always present well with your photos documentation. Mapping a crash scene can be the most tedious and time-consuming part of the investigation, but with the right documentation you can preserve the location of your evidence can change the way you map. More...

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