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New Vehicle Accessories for 2006 (Part 2)


Havis-Shields introduced the 2006 Ford Explorer Vehicle Specific Console. This OEM replacement console is specifically designed to provide a professional and custom appearance. The console is manufactured from laser cut steel to precisely fit the new OEM dash trim and floor gear shifter. The formed steel housing and extruded aluminum top frame provide strength for mounting up to 16 inches of emergency equipment.

Each console comes standard with two lighter outlets with caps and a dual cup holder. Installation is simple: Unbolt the OEM console and replace it with the C-VS-1600-EXPL. It is designed to use existing OEM mounting brackets. Havis-Shields recommends several accessory options: mic clip bracket (C-MCB), padded armrest (C-ARM-3), accessory pocket (C-AP), computer mount (C-TCB-7).

Jotto Desk

The new 2006 Ford Explorer Contour Console™ from Jotto Desk is designed to mount 15 inches of faceplates and comes standard with a built-in dual cup holder and two power plug outlets with covers. The console’s sleek design complements the Explorer with its dash contouring shape. It easily replaces the center factory console in minutes using factory fasteners with top-down installation. No drilling or cutting is required.

Kodiak Mobile

Kodiak Mobile, public safety’s choice for in-vehicle docking technologies, announced the KDGB3 docking station specifically designed for in-vehicle docking of the Itronix GoBook III notebook computer. This rugged in-vehicle docking station is constructed of welded steel and features a unique, all-inclusive port replicator along with Kodiak’s industry-leading intelligent power management system.

Kodiak has replicated every I/O port of the GoBook III. These ports include: two serial, one parallel, one video out, four USB, an RF pass-through, and a Remote power on-off. The KDGB3 docking station conforms to MIL-STD 810E vibration and impact standards.

All functions of the KDGB3 can be controlled and monitored at the tactile membrane control panel located at the front of the docking station. Surge suppression, avalanche voltage protection, reverse voltage protection, EMI filtering, transient voltage protection, low voltage monitoring, auto activation and shutdown, plus user-controlled timed shutdown are all standard on this unit.

The KDGB3 docking station ships standard with Revision 5 Firmware that allows the user to enable or disable all power management features on this unit including a “constant on” state that was developed for fire and emergency response vehicles. This unit also features a remote power-on feature that allows the user to turn the computer on and off from a remote location. This feature is required for in-trunk mounting.


Lund’s Control-Com Consoles are designed to fit between the bucket seats of the Chevy Impala, Tahoe, Ford CVPI, Expedition, Explorer, Dodge Durango, Intrepid, and other vehicles without forcing the seats apart. The consoles accommodate most radios, sirens, and switchboxes while meeting the current airbag equipment mounting requirements.

Interchangeable brackets accommodate most equipment and allow for easy access and replacement of components. Knock-outs are provided in several locations for power plug installation. The CV-CSM series fits in the factory radio slot and features 25-degree screen tilt, optional rotation up to 12 degrees, installs with no holes or braces in the vehicle, and can be used with or without a console.

MNSTAR Enforcer Systems

MNSTAR recently introduced the first and only universal emergency vehicle wiring system. The MNSTAR Enforcer provides plug and play solutions for in-car lighting, communication, and law enforcement products while keeping emergency equipment separate from the vehicle’s factory electronics.

The Enforcer features quick-disconnect plugs, a central fuse panel, and a fabricated wiring harness to ensure high-quality installs and easy emergency equipment repairs or transfers. Designed for use with high-current, low-current or serial-control emergency products, the Enforcer fits any make or model of vehicle.

North American Signal

All new from North American Signal Company is the LED Personal Safety Light. The light comes in a compact design (4 1/8-inch D x 4 ¾-inch H) in amber or red. The included carrying strap makes it convenient and portable. Running on two “D” batteries, the light lasts 300–400 hours.

An optional-use photocell is included in each light, and easy screw-on base allows for quick conversion from standard magnetic mount to cone-insert or hand-held beacon (optional 4-inch handle available). Featuring 24 ultra-bright LEDs, the Personal Safety Light produces 60 triple flashes per minute.

Odyssey Automotive Specialty

Since 1979, Odyssey has been an industry pioneer of custom cabinet systems for Fire, Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Special Response Agencies. Odyssey cabinet systems are manufactured from the finest and most durable materials available.

The main structure is framed from special MDO plywood and covered with high-pressure counter-grade laminate or marine-grade carpet materials. For added durability, the edges are trimmed with a PVC bumper strip installed into a machine-slotted edge, while drawer faces and doors are composed of unbreakable black HDP composite.

Patriot Enterprises USA

The new Picture Window Prisoner Transport System from Patriot Enterprises USA is made to securely contain the wildest criminal. Constructed of 3/8-inch Mar Guard Lexan, this transport system offers the most visibility of any partition on the market.

Primarily targeted to single prisoner transport, the area behind the driver’s seat is left unobstructed, allowing for full movement of the seat, preventing officer injury during an impact. Patriot Weapon Mounts accept many popular law enforcement and military weapons and all come standard with electronically activated lock heads, timers, and momentary switches.

Patriot also offers the “Enforcer” for the Impala, a new push bumper and auxiliary component mounting platform. It takes less than 30 minutes to install, with no holes drilled and no trim cut installation. The Crown Vic ABS Rear Skidplate features an updated design and can help eliminate rear facia damage. With many vehicles operating off-road, this preemptive accessory can save agencies money and eliminate downtime.

Power Flare

The PowerFlare Safety Light is a rugged, water-proof lighting device that is suited both for emergency/ rescue signal use as well as illumination. It has user-selectable modes that allow it to be set to flash, send Coast Guard-approved “SOS” signals, or be used in solid-on mode as a lantern.

PowerFlare Safety Lights can also be used to land rescue and medical helicopters, an important ongoing activity in New Orleans and the surrounding area. PowerFlare lights can also be clipped onto personnel or objects/hazards.

PowerFlare Corporation manufactures ultra-rugged lighting and safety products for public safety professionals, military groups, as well as for consumer sport/recreation and safety markets. The PowerFlare® Safety Light was invented by an officer from a municipal police department in the Silicon Valley with the objective of eliminating the danger, pollution, difficulty in use, and needless cost of old-fashioned road flares.

Pro Gard

Pro-Gard Products announced its new Partition Lock for all Pro-Gard Sliding Window Partitions, a new locking device for all sliding window vehicle partitions. With a focus on safety, security, and ease of use, this new lock allows the officer to focus on the road while locking the sliding window.

No more fumbling around to find the lock and secure the window. The officer simply pushes the sliding window toward the lock and the lock will engage, securing the officer from the rear occupants. The new lock is currently shipping on all partitions as a standard feature.

RAM Mounts

The No Drill laptop mounts by RAM displayed at IACP 2005 are impressive to say the least. However, add the accessory printer mount and the overall kit is an officer’s best choice. Complete systems are available for all popular domestic police, fire, and rescue vehicles. Numerous foreign makes and models are also provided for, making this product line the most comprehensive of its kind. Utilizing existing vehicle hardware for mounting, these kits are simple to install and of exceptional quality.

RAM’s No Drill laptop mounts, with an integrated printer mount, offer the ultimate in versatility while taking up a minimal amount of space. Turning a vehicle into a comfortable, productive, and efficient work space can be easily achieved with RAM.

Features include a telescoping pedestal for height adjustment, double swing arms for easy reach, rubber ball and socket for perfect viewing angles, and vibration dampening, and the RAM Tough Tray that holds practically every laptop available. And while the accessory printer mount is a popular addition, a GPS, cell phone, or PDA can be easily mated to the laptop tray as well.

Published in Law and Order, Feb 2006

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