Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

March 12, 2013
Print Comment RSS

Video: Car-stopping 'suitcase' a safer alternative to spike strips?

Manufacturers claim it allows officers to better distance themselves from speeding, swerving vehicles

By PoliceOne Staff

A vehicle-stopping device that self deploys is being tested that can deflate the tires of a vehicle, with manufacturers saying it allows officers to better distance themselves from speeding, swerving vehicles.

The Safe, Quick, Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID), developed by the Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company, is a long flexible strip filled with hollow spikes that self-deploys across multiple lanes, and can be retracted in less than a second to prevent other vehicles from being affected by it. 

The suitcase that contains the SQUID, known as the NightHawk, makes the device easy to transport and easy to disregard. 

The SQUID can be deployed by remote from up to 180 feet away.

A second device, which must also be used with the SQUID, is the Pit-Ballistic Undercarriage Lanyard, or Pit-BUL, a device designed to look like a speed bump that penetrates a vehicle’s tires with spikes that are attached to netting.  The nets wrap around the now-deflated tires and into the axles, forcing the car to seize up

The Pit-BUL can also be activated automatically, or manually. 



PoliceOne Offers


Vehicle Equipment Sponsors

Featured Distributor

Featured Products

Go Rhino! Gun Racks

Go Rhino! Gun Racks



3.5

3.5" Round Super-LED® Lightheads




Featured Videos

Top Product Articles

Featured Deals

Featured Product Categories

New Products

Police Vehicle Equipment Questions

PoliceOne Offers