WATER RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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, additives can be introduced into the water stream, under officer control, to further restrain and immobilize 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.
Additive introduction 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 choose to introduce an additive. The additive 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) can stop inmate fighting in less than 15 seconds.
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. The three water delivery selections can each be introduced to a variety of additives. The operator can choose to increase the force of the water and/or introduce additives to the stream until the threat is adequately handled.