The Global Leader in Long Range Acoustic Hailing Devices

FAQs: Company Info

Company and Product Overview

What are LRAD Corporation’s markets and applications?

LRAD systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including:

  • Mass Notification / Public Address
  • Law Enforcement / Public Safety
  • Homeland / Border Security
  • Defense
  • Maritime
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Wildlife Preservation & Asset Protection

Is LRAD a “sonic cannon” or a weapon?

LRAD is not a “sonic cannon” or a weapon; LRAD is a highly intelligible long-range communications system and a safer alternative to non-lethal force. LRAD fills the critical gap between the limited range and poor intelligibility of bullhorns/portable P.A. systems, and non-lethal measures such as tear gas projectiles, rubber bullets, pepper balls, Tasers and flash bang grenades.

How are LRAD systems used during protests and riots?

LRAD systems provide law enforcement the assurance of communicating live or pre-recorded notifications and warnings with exceptional clarity over distances ranging from 75 meters up to 3 kilometers. LRAD offers a safe, superior communications capability to clearly inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, and resolve most situations without the use of kinetic force. During volatile situations, LRAD systems have proven very effective in assisting law enforcement communicate their instructions and warnings to large, unruly crowds and minimize violence, property damage and arrests.