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WATER RESTRAINT SYSTEM (WRS)

Inmate Control - Crowd Control - No Physical Contact

Non –Lethal Restraining System
B.A.T's Water Restraint System (WRS) is a non-lethal, high-pressure water stream restraining system designed specifically for control of dangerous inmate situations in correctional facilities. Many systems are advertised as being non-lethal, but in fact, are really lethal unless used precisely as specified. For example, rubber bullets, bean bags, etc, are considered non-lethal at long distances but can be lethal at close range.

Effective Control of Inmate Situations
B.A.T’s Water Restraint System (WRS) provides effective and non-lethal control of serious and potentially deadly inmate situations. High-pressure water is used to restrain inmates at a safe distance without direct physical contact with officers. Fighting and/or rioting can be controlled without using lethal live ammunition. The high-pressure water stream provides enough force to restrain an average size human at a distance of 131 feet. In extreme situations, chemicals can be injected in the water stream, under officer control, to further restrain and demobilize the inmate. For example, when the operator determines that the situation requires more severe action, Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly known as OC or pepper spray) can be automatically injected into the water stream. Options include the injection of Tear Gas and colored or colorless dyes if marking the object is desired.

Aim and Shoot Operations
B.A.T’s Water Restraint System (WRS) provides a comprehensive selection of operating modes that allows the operator control of potentially dangerous situations. The water stream can be used in either the pulse or continuous modes depending on the type of situation. There are two pulse modes (long and short) depending on the amount of force required
The operator has complete control, using a microprocessor-based control panel. The controls provide easy selection of all operating modes and current system status, including water and chemical supply. The operator can aim and shoot using one simple- to- operate joystick type control.

Quick Immobilization
Chemical injection provides an important and very useful feature. In certain situations, a high pressure water blast alone is not enough. In these cases, the operator can easily select chemical injection, which immediately adds the chemical to the water stream. The chemical strengths are selected at the time the B.A.T’s WRS is installed.
The injection of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC/pepper spray) is preferable. It is an organic compound made from the extract of processed chili peppers and has a dramatic effect on the person. A subject sprayed with OC water stream will experience closing of the eyes, burning sensation of skin and mucous membranes, uncontrollable coughing, breathing difficulty, and possible muscle spasms. The subject is quickly immobilized though not seriously injured, eliminating the threat.
B.A.T’s Water Restraint System (WRS) will stop inmate fighting in less than 15 seconds, compared to a minimum of 30 seconds using other means.

A Progressive Selection of Tools
B.A.T’s Water Restraint System (WRS) provides progressive selection of tools useful to manage a wide variety of threats. There are three water delivery selections (short pulse, long pulse, and continuous) that can each be combined with chemical injection. The operator can “warn” a subject by delivering one or more short pulses. If this warning is not adequate, the operator can select an ever-increasing amount of force, including chemicals, until the threat is handled adequately.

Mobile and Stationary Mounting
B.A.T’s Water Restraint System (WRS) is available for both mobile and stationary mounting. Stationary installations are custom designed to each application. Typical installations are building rooftops viewing small exercise yards and on self-supporting towers. The stationary system provides all water delivery modes (pulsed and continuous) and injection of from one to three chemicals. Electrical service and a water supply are required at each stationary installation.
A reserve tank is installed at each stationary location to meet the water demands of the nozzles while not overtaxing the building water supply.

 



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