MARIETTA, Ga., November 12, 2019 — Radar technology has been a workhorse in the traffic calming and law enforcement community for more than 50 years. While radar itself has remained virtually unchanged, Officer.com reports that radar combined with digital devices software are changing the traffic calming landscape. Radarsign, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored radar speed sign and StreetSmart data collection software, are featured in the October 2019 article “Radar vs. Lidar.”
In dissecting the differences between the two radar technologies, Ron Lapedis reports on the electronics and software that are maximizing radar’s potential, best practices in implementation of radar devices, and the benefits.
Charlie Robeson, Director of Sales and Marketing and Managing Partner at Radarsign, is quoted in the article: “People put their brains on autopilot when driving and a sign brings them back to a more attentive mental state so that they slow down. Flashing radar speed signs even get ‘super speeders’ to reduce to a slower and safer speed.”
The article also features the importance of software and data collection saying, “…Radarsign’s signs keep a database of incidents which can be downloaded through a secure Wi-Fi connection via a laptop from up to 200 feet away. Or, it can be uploaded daily to the cloud with an optional cellular modem. Their Streetsmart Traffic Data Collection and Reporting software allows collection of speeds and traffic patterns letting you show minimum/maximum speeds and the number of speeders. Timestamping allows officers to know exactly when there is a problem and what the problem is so that command staff can make intelligent use of limited resources.”
Radar speed signs have been around for decades, and they are scientifically proven to be effective at slowing speeding drivers. To read the full article, click here: https://www.officer.com/command-hq/technology/traffic/speed-detection/article/21091840/how-to-decide-between-radar-vs-lidar-for-your-police-department
In 2004, Radarsign™ Brand Radar Speed Signs 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 base 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.