Annual Police Security Expo (PSE) 2019

by admin 24. June 2019 09:06
 

The 33rd annual Police Security Expo is taking place June 25th & 25th at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Attendees in the law enforcement professions will thoroughly enjoy seeing the demonstrations and attending the seminars while networking with their peers. Plus the chance to learn and view the latest in technologies, products and services. More...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Mapping: Time and Life Saving Tips

by TNyland 19. April 2019 06:57

Investigating a fatal accident means there is little to no room for mistakes. Even the most experienced investigator can make a novice move, and it comes down to always being equipped for the worst. Arriving on scene only to discover your equipment is outdated, has low battery life, or has been left behind, requires the roadway to be shut down even longer for scene preservation.

Investigators are already under enough pressure to collect and document evidence as quickly as possible, having to stay on scene even longer due to lack of preparation not only increases the chance of secondary crashes, but can also wound your reputation on scene. More...

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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 To stay relevant, we must change with the world: altering procedures, replacing outdated equipment, and furthering our education and/or trainings.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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