Binocular Laser Rangefinders Assessment Report

Executive Summary

In May 2011, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted a comparative assessment of binocular laser rangefinders to provide emergency responders with information that will assist with making operational and procurement decisions. Laser rangefinders may be used by law enforcement personnel to acquire accurate measurements of an accident scene for police reports or accident reconstruction. They may also be used when conducting site surveys for the installation of security cameras or intrusion detection systems outside prisons or other secure buildings. In addition, laser rangefinders are frequently used by marksmen and snipers to measure the distance to targets.

Assessment Results

Assessment Results

Criteria Ratings

Criteria Ratings

Full Review

Emergency responder agencies that consider purchasing binocular laser rangefinders should carefully consider each product’s overall capabilities and limitations in relation to their agency’s operational needs. For a full report including assessment methodology, see the full report.