Brekford Corp. (OTCQB:BFDI) is a homeland security technology service provider of fully integrated vehicle installation and rugged technology and video solutions geared towards mission critical operations. For more than a decade we have provided services to branches of the U.S. military, various federal entities and numerous security and public safety agencies throughout the United States. We provide these agencies with an end-to-end suite of mobile communications, information technology, vehicle upfitting services, and automated traffic photo enforcement solutions that are designed to streamline procurement processes and offer maximum functionality to their day to day operations.
Brekford is a one-stop shop for vehicle upfitting, cutting edge technology, video and installation. We provide ruggedized mobile computers, video and communications products, bumper-to-bumper vehicle modification products and services for homeland security, law enforcement, fire and emergency vehicles. The Brekford 360° approach provides our customers with a one-stop upfitting, cutting edge technology and installation service. The 360° approach is the only stop our customers need to make to purchase law enforcement vehicles (GM, Ford, Dodge), have them upfitted with lights, sirens, radio communication and rugged IT technology and then have them "ready to roll". Our 360° engineered bumper-to-bumper vehicle solution, our commitment to top quality fast reliable service, along with our streamlined purchasing process is why we believe Brekford is the best all-around vehicle and automated traffic enforcement solutions provider.
Products and Services
Law enforcement, fire department and EMS personnel have unique requirements for fleet vehicle upfitting and IT equipment to include characteristics such as ruggedness and reliability. The equipment must be able to work in extreme environments that include high levels of vibration and shock, wide temperature ranges, varying humidity, electromagnetic interference and voltage and current transients. Our rugged products and mobile data communication systems provide public safety employees with the unique functionalities necessary to enable effective response to emergency situations.
We distinguish ourselves by truly being a “one-stop shop” for vehicle upfitting, cutting edge technology, and installation services. Unlike our competitors, we provide customers with one place to purchase law enforcement vehicles that are not only upfitted with the traditional lights and sirens but also with rugged IT hardware and communication equipment.
For more than a decade, Brekford has been a distributor for most major brands in the mobile technology arena. We handle everything from Panasonic Toughbooks® and Arbitrator® digital video systems to emergency lighting systems, vehicle GPS and vehicle armor and wireless technology. We believe we have all of the highest quality products our customers need to handle their day to day operations and protect the public they serve. Every product we sell is tested by highly trained technicians and guaranteed to work in even the most extreme conditions. We specialize in seamlessly incorporating custom-built solutions within existing networks and deliver our end-to-end solutions with service programs that work for agencies large and small, from turn-key drop shipping to municipal leases. Our commitment is to design and deliver solutions that meet or exceed industry standards for safety, ergonomics, reliability, serviceability and uniformity.
360° Vehicle Solution
Brekford 360° provides complete vehicle upfitting, mobile data and video solutions including municipal financing and leasing services for agencies. Brekford’s 360° vehicle solutions approach provides customers with one stop upfitting, cutting edge technology and installation service. Our 360° approach means this is your only stop to get ”smart” law enforcement vehicles purchased, upfitted and serviced.
We provide and install most major brands of law enforcement vehicle equipment. Our dedication is to provide and install equipment that ensures safe and efficient vehicles while incorporating the latest technological advances. We adhere to strict quality control procedures and provide comprehensive services. Brekford certified technicians provide our customers with the highest level of expertise and service from inception to completion, including maintenance and upgrades.
Automated Traffic Enforcement System
Automatic Traffic Enforcement systems or Automatic Photo Enforcement Systems are one of a wide range of measures that are effective at reducing vehicle speeds and crashes. The Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) system is an enforcement technique with one or more motor vehicle sensors producing recorded images of motor vehicles traveling at speeds above a defined threshold. Images captured by the ATE system are processed and reviewed in an office environment and violation notices are mailed to the registered owner of the identified vehicle. The ATE system operates using digital technology with either unmanned or manned unique digital technology that is installed at the roadside where traffic violations are automatically detected by the system. When a violation occurs, the ATE system takes numerous digital images. A zoom shot is taken showing the vehicle license plate, then a wide angle shot showing make, model and color. Finally, after a short delay dependant on vehicle speed, another image is taken showing that the offending vehicle is in motion at the time of offense. In addition, a video sequence can be captured to show the offense. Along with digital images of the offense taking place, the Automatic Traffic Enforcement system will record data that is relevant to the specific location and offense. The images are encrypted and then stored, ready to be sent to the central system.
Speeding, defined as driving too fast for conditions, is one of the major contributing factors in crashes, deaths and injuries on roadways. Engineering, enforcement, and educational speed management techniques must be integrated and coordinated to effectively manage speed. Automatic Traffic Enforcement systems are one of a wide range of measures that are effective at reducing vehicle speeds and crashes when used correctly and in the appropriate circumstances. The fundamental objective underlying the use of ATE systems in school zones is straightforward: to encourage a change in driver behavior and increase driver awareness of speed‐related crashes through a program involving public education, attitude change, and special visible enforcement.
In Car Mobile Video System
The Arbitrator In Car Mobile Video System from Panasonic Toughbook is a rugged revolution in law enforcement video capture. The Toughbook Arbitrator 360 is a rugged and durable mobile digital video system. The fully-integrated system offers unparalleled video capture (up to 360 degrees), storage and transfer, and is designed to work with back-end software for seamless video management, including archiving and retrieving.
Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR)
Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) is an image-processing technology used to identify vehicles by their license plates. License Plate Readers (LPRs) can record plates at about one per second at speeds of up to 100 MPH and they often utilize infrared cameras for clarity and to facilitate reading at any time of day or night. The data collected can either be processed in real-time, at the site of the read, or it can be transmitted to remote centers and processed at a later time.
Electronic Ticketing System - Slick-Ticket
The Brekford Slick-Ticket™ product is a fully portable over the seat organizer for public safety vehicles, specially designed to house a printer and scanner to allow law enforcement officers to quickly access driver's license and registration information as well as issue tickets, warnings and citations.
Mobile Data Solutions - Mobile technology
Brekford develops integrated, interoperable, feature-rich mobile systems enabling first responders, police, fire and EMS, to obtain and exchange information in real-time. The rapid dissemination of real-time information is critical to determine and assure timely and precise resource allocation by public sector decision makers. As a premiere Panasonic Toughbook partner, we augment these rugged laptops by designing and manufacturing vehicle mounting systems and docking stations for in-vehicle communications equipment. From rugged laptop computers, tablets and hand-helds, GPS terminals, two-way radios, and full console systems, we provide ergonomically sound mounting products with full port replication.