Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-01
AbstractThe intent of the invention is to provide law enforcement members a way to find escaped suspects using their existing trunked radio systems. This is accomplished by putting a transceiver and a beeper in the handcuffs.
MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments irolwne 15 May 1992
by Eduardo Gonzalez
The intent of the invention is to provide law enforcement members a way to find escaped suspects using their existing trunked radio systems. This is accomplished by putting a transceiver and a beeper in the handcuffs.
When there is a need to find an escaped suspect, a radio operator can enter a special code on the radio along with a password. The radio will now send a spe- cial Inbound Status Word (ISW) to the central control- ler. This ISW canies the cuffs' number and what action to take. The central in turn activates the handcuff in question thou an Outbound Status Word (OSW). There are 3 possible actions that a radio operator can request the cuffs to perform. AU these are explained below. The third mode in which the cuffs can be placed will require the radio to go into a special "Cuffs control mode:' This means that a button on the radio "Push To Talk" (Prr) or some other button, will be pressed to hear the cuffs beep. In effect, you have manual control of the beeping produced by the cuffs.
The radio operator can activate one of several fea- tures in the cuffs:
1. make the cuffs produce a steady, non-stop audible beep to attract attention even in dark places.
2. make the cuffs produce. a steady radio signal, so that it can be triangulated (to be used in larger areas).
3. make the cut% prod&e a beep, whenever the FIT button on the radio is: pressed (to be used for veriti- cation when many so$nds are present, or when used in a building-room t,? room search). This feature can be used as an enkrgy-conserv...