Inmate Control - Crowd
Control - No Physical Contact
Non –Lethal Restraining System
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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