MARIETTA, Ga., October 13, 2020 — Today, communities across the U.S. are struggling with a myriad of challenges as they relate to law enforcement: the COVID pandemic, declining tax revenues, an exodus of law enforcement personnel, and a cellular-level shift in how law enforcement will be done. In the midst of great uncertainty though, one thing has emerged as a clear trend: radar speed signs from Radarsign are becoming a staple piece of equipment in a larger, long-term solution for law enforcement agencies.
During the COVID pandemic, Radarsign, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored radar speed sign, has seen excellent interest and sales from all over the United States. In July, the Marietta, Georgia-based manufacturer saw its second-best sales month in the 15-year history of the company, primarily with municipalities and county agencies. This is a stark contrast to some other vendors in the traffic safety industry that are down 40-50% from 2019 numbers.
“These are trying times for law enforcement agencies in the U.S.” explained Charlie Robeson, co-founder and managing partner of Radarsign. “Radar speed signs are not new, but because they can augment officers’ work, they’ve become an essential tool as agencies struggle with reduced budgets and manpower.”
It’s a trend that has earned media attention. For example, Local Focus, the publication of the League of Oregon Cities, says Radarsign radar speed signs offer “benefits for law enforcement agencies that are actively reorganizing and reallocating budget and manpower. This is exacerbated because senior officers across the nation are leaving their law enforcement careers, creating a shortage of experienced public servants. Radar speed signs can stand in the gap, serving as an automated traffic calming solution.”
The Great Bend Tribune calls Radarsign’s TC-600 “Another cop on duty,” saying “Officers cannot be everywhere, all the time” and these radar speed signs “serve as an extra officer, 24/7.” Additionally, it stresses the importance of Radarsign’s Streetsmart software, explaining that it “allows the city to report, organize and analyze the traffic data collected from the radar speed sign locations.”
All Radarsign-brand products are manufactured in the U.S. During the pandemic, Radarsign has remained financially healthy, has had zero layoffs, preserved a steady supply chain, and maintained an on-time product delivery cycle. “Of course this time has been stressful for our Radarsign team,” says Robeson. “But we’ve been able to adapt and create flexible schedules to accommodate our manufacturing team’s needs and ensure their safety. Because we are nimble, Radarsign has been able to excel.”
About Radarsign® Brand Radar Speed Signs:
In 2004, Atlanta-based Radarsign® established new industry standards for traffic calming solutions with the debut of the world’s first armored driver feedback signs. Radarsign radar speed signs are vandal-, weather- and bullet-resistant. They are also the traffic calming industry’s most durable, most ecological, and most energy-efficient radar speed signs. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, all Radarsign models are MUTCD-compliant and utilize recycled aluminum, innovative LED reflector technology, minimal battery power, and solar panels to deliver bright, easy-to-read feedback to drivers. Radarsign products are scientifically proven to reduce drivers’ speeds and have been entrusted to provide safe and effective traffic-calming solutions for municipalities, treasured national parks, schools, neighborhoods, military bases, and private and public development projects across the U.S., Canada, and overseas. www.radarsign.com.