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Maritime Security & Anti-Piracy Product: LRAD Long Range Acoustic Device


LRAD 500X is lightweight and easily transported to provide security personnel long range communications and a highly effective hailing and warning capability.

The superior voice intelligibility and clarity of LRAD 500X provides a directional audio broadcast that can communicate with high intelligibility over 88 dB of background noise beyond 650 meters and is capable of communicating over 2000 meters away in a benign environment. LRAD 500X operators have the ability to issue clear, authoritative verbal commands, followed with powerful deterrent tones to enhance response capabilities. The extended frequency range of LRAD 500X ensures voice commands will be clearly under-stood over distance.

What is LRAD?

LRAD is the world standard for acoustic hailing devices. No other can match LRAD's demonstrated experience, performance, or reliability with thousands of LRAD units operating in challenging environments worldwide.

LRAD allows you to determine intent at a safe range and have time to react. It is a Critical Part of a Layered Defense that Fulfills the Fundamental Requirement to Hail, Notify & Warn and Provides Deterrence.

It gives Long Range Clear Communication over significant background noise to alert and warn intruders. There are Unmistakable warning tone and messages in multiple languages to ensure your message is received. This enables you to give crystal clear communication at long range with a high intensity and directional sound. Enabling you to:

  • Establish intent
  • Isolate threats from inadvertent intrusions
  • Hail, notify and warn an intruder
  • Justifies escalation of force
  • Change behaviour
  • High intensity tone deters intruder actions

Pirates begin an attack at 500 - 1000 meters away. LRAD Communicates a Warning Tone (Alert) and a Plain Voice message (Multi-Language). This then mean that Pirates:

  • Know they have lost the element of surprise
  • Know the vessel is prepared
  • Know an investment has been made in security
  • Believe coalition forces have likely been notified

If a Security Team are present onboard then it enables them to:

  • Use deterrent tone (153dB @ 1 Meter)
  • Justified in firing warning shots
  • Justified in shoot to kill