“The signs are working well. From my unmarked vehicle, I have watched as cars react to the sign. It has slowed them down dramatically.” — Chief Alex Collinge, City of Eureka, IL Police Department
“Radarsign gives my officers the ability to better manage their time and the flexibility in how we monitor and enforce speed limits. We picked Radarsign after looking at four manufacturers and liked that it was armored and durable against vandalism.” — Captain Walter Horton, Carrboro, NC Police Department
Radar speed signs provide an effective, reliable, and affordable traffic calming solution for reducing speeding drivers. Tests repeatedly show that:
- Speeders will slow down up to 80% of the time when alerted by a radar speed sign
- Typical speed reductions are 10-20%
- Overall compliance with the posted speed limit will go up by 30-60%
- Radar speed signs are particularly effective at getting “super speeders”—speeders driving 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit—to slow down
The TC-400 radar speed sign weighs only 27 lbs. and offers the ultimate in portable traffic calming. With its modular design and the Go Bracket universal mount, one person can easily install or relocate the TC-400 in minutes. The portability and ease of installation of the TC-400 make it easy to create a circuit to rotate the sign on a regular basis. Plus, with the Go Bracket universal mount, the TC-400 can be used in hundreds of places where a speed trailer simply won’t fit – and at less than half the cost.
Watch as police officers unbox and review the TC-400 portable radar speed sign.
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Portable Radar Speed Signs vs. Speed Trailers
Police departments across the country are finding that the TC-400 portable radar speed sign is more reliable, safer to use, more convenient to relocate, and is a much better investment than a traditional speed trailer.
- The lightweight design and easy carry handle allows 1 person to move the sign.
- Just lift the sign onto the bracket and secure with the fasteners.
- Close the sign, lock it, and you are done. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
|Portable Radar Speed Sign vs. Speed Trailer|
|Specification||TC-400 Radar Speed Sign||Speed Trailer|
|Initial cost||1/4 to 1/2 the cost of a speed trailer||$6000 to over $12,000,
depending on brand and model
|Install process||3-5 minutes
Requires socket wrench to mount bracket
|Up to 30 minutes
Requires tow vehicle, leveling on side of road, finding safe spot for trailer, locking down wheels to prevent theft
|Location options||Can be mounted to any existing pole. Fits in hundreds of places that a trailer cannot||Limited to locations that can safely
hold a 5-6 foot wide trailer
|Relocation||1 person can transport.
Sign easily fits in any trunk.
Weighs only 27 lbs. without batteries.
When moving from bracket to bracket,
NO TOOLS REQUIRED.
|Requires vehicle with hitch,
possibly 2 people to move trailer
|Typical battery pack life||Two packs included: 5-7 days each
or 10-14 days when used together
|Lead acid battery bank: from 3-15 days, depending on
efficiency of system, and size of battery bank
|Field exchange of battery packs to extend usage||Exchanges without tools.
Battery pack weighs only 7 lbs.,
takes less than one minute to exchange.
Lead acid battery weighs 30-60 lbs. each,
takes 5-10 minutes to exchange.
|Potential danger to vehicles||No
Mounted on pole
(usually breakaway style)
Weight and size of trailer can do considerable
damage to a moving vehicle
|Data collection capability||Yes||Yes, for some brands|
|Theft deterrents||All mounting hardware locked inside housing, makes theft extremely difficult||Wheel locks and size of trailer makes theft unlikely|