Surveillance of Law Enforcement by Citizens
With today’s easy access to the internet and smartphones, citizens are closer than ever to being able to reach out to their community and the world by sharing videos and information across all social media. With this, there is a greater push from the public to see that officers and operators are taking precautions to not endanger or harm it’s law abiding citizens and to also show the ability of escalation of force in different scenarios. Today it is important for any law enforcement department to have public image in mind and to mitigate any thought of excessive violence as any law enforcement officer / operator may be filmed and photographed by the citizens and that media can be published directly to social networks and a can be easily presented as “fact” without a reasonable way for the officer / operator or department to defend it. This can still be the case with “less-lethal weapons”. The right amount of violence in any situation can be hard for the public to understand. This scale is sometimes very hard to keep up. With the products made by Centurio Design® like our “Electronic Irritation Devices® (EID®)” and with our technology called “Lightning Less-Lethal Weapons® (LLLW®)” we can almost guarantee that. The BAD® series devices are without a doubt the only less-lethal devices which may not cause any physical damage such as burns or injury to the skin or eyes. Third parties and human rights organizations cannot claim that the use of the BAD® series or other light based irritation devices are against human rights or excessive because at no time is there a threat to the body. The BAD® series also has great uses in areas where no explosives based irritation devices can be used such as gas stations, nuclear power plants, chemical facilities / laboratories, oil rigs, vessels, and also airplanes, etc. Or in sensitive operations such as in schools, hospitals, churches and so on. These are the perfect places and jobs for the BAD® series. Lastly, one more clarification on the BAD® series devices. The BAD® series devices are not offered to replace other NFDD’s but to be used as an option in your tool kit. We understand there will always be a time and place to use flash bangs and other NFDD’s. We felt it was necessary in today’s environment to offer an alternative and we have brought that to market with these BAD® devices. Centurio Design® dispels some misunderstandings about our “Electronic Irritation Devices® (EID®)” such as our BAD® series products. Centurio Design® sees Electronic Irritation Devices® product groups, including the BAD® series, in line with items such as pepper sprays, batons or other less-lethal Weapons. These are to be used before the use of firearms or explosives based irritation devices (Distraction Devices / “Flashbangs”). The use of EID’s in conjunction with less-lethal and lethal devices is possible and make total sense. In principle, it should be noted first that the BAD® series does not have the same effect as irritation devices based on an explosive charge such as Distraction Devices or “Flashbangs”. BAD® series devices use no pyrotechnics and only use LED and sound technology. The effect is fundamentally quite different and is only effective when you have trained and understood the concept. The irritation begins and creates a distraction not only by the strobe and sound, but also by the fact the suspect does not know what the device is. The light flashes and the shrill noises make sure that the suspect is completely distracted from the actual situation. This is enough for a trained law enforcement officer / operator to negate the threat and clear the room or subdue the suspect.