It’s a Wrap for Safer Policing

by Mike Hunter 

“Safer policing outcomes through innovative technology,” says the website of locally based WRAP®, a global public safety technology and services company organized in March 2016. The company recently released its BolaWrap 150, the latest development in the BolaWrap family of products. The BolaWrap is a hand-held remote restraint device that deploys Kevlar tether to safely wrap a subject in crisis, and the previous BolaWrap 100 device helped produce more than 100 successful policing outcomes without injury or higher levels of force. 

“By 2023, the non-lethal weapons market valuation will be $11.85 billion, up from $6.32 billion in 2016,” says WRAP COO Glenn Hickman. “The total addressable market includes 110,000,000 police, military and security worldwide,” he adds. Today, more than 600 agencies (local police, security, etc.) in the U.S. and 44 countries have BolaWrap devices.

The new 150 model, designed by Wrap’s skilled team of engineers, improves on what made the BolaWrap 100 an effective policing tool with significant technical upgrades and a brand-new look. 

The 150 is electronically deployed, rather than mechanically like its predecessor. The 150 device cassettes are powered by micro gas generators — the same technology used to power airbags — rather than the 100 device cartridge propellant of .380 blanks. Additionally, the battery life is increased more than 10 times compared to the previous model. The 150 contains new duel 80 lumen LEDs that automatically illuminate when the device is powered on, freeing up an officer’s hands when responding at night. And, also among the BolaWrap 150 upgrades, the integrated safety caps of the 150 tether anchors lower the risk to the wrapped subject and the officer removing the tether.

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