What is LRAD: Kontek's Acoustic Solutions Partner

Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

When it comes to defense systems, you want the best. Tactical teams and military forces are consistently faced with combat missions, disaster response and humanitarian initiatives that require clear communications and the ability to quickly employ escalation of force (EOF).

That’s where the LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) makes its mark. The only acoustic hailing device (AHD) that meets all requirements of the U.S. military, this system helps improve operational effectiveness with clear live or recorded voice messages for any operational scenario.

LRAD Effects

Defense teams have a powerful tool in the LRAD. It can emit a 150-decibel beam of sound which can be compared to standing in front of a jet engine. Teams can transmit spoken messages across long distances, and control crowds or threats. Usually sold to law enforcement, military or commercial security companies, it has the nickname of “sound cannon.” Teams who use this system usually wear LRAD earplugs to keep their operations going while circumventing national threats or assisting in search-and-rescue operations. With the system being able to emit different decibels of sound, LRAD countermeasures have proven to be very effective.


The LRAD cost can vary, depending on the unit. While many people may think this device is one big unit that is consistently moved from place to place, it is actually a lot of little devices, which could be likened to a Mini LRAD, or loudspeaker. What’s unique about this system is that it can emit sound that will break an eardrum, or sound to implement crowd control measures that won’t hurt hearing at all. It is a very effective tool that can be adapted to any situation.

Contact Kontek Industries

Kontek works with firms around the world, and U.S. defense operations to provide insight, equipment and advanced security solutions that make a difference. A global leader in tested security and defense solutions, Kontek is the go-to for proprietary designs and recommendations to enhance levels of performance and provide the highest standards of defense and protection. A firm with proven experience and expertise, Kontek is responsible for the installation of some of the world’s most technologically advanced security enhancements. For more information on the LRAD 100x and the capabilities and different uses of this system, contact a team member at Kontek Industries today.

Topics: Custom Fabrication

Michael Witt

Published by Michael Witt

Michael Witt is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Kontek Industries. Michael is responsible for coordinating and executing sales strategies and marketing campaigns for the company. Prior to joining Kontek Industries, Michael was the Vice President of Sales of a U.S.-based physical security and surveillance company, where he managed a sales team supporting global security companies, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, law enforcement agencies, and various defense groups across the world. Michael Witt served in the United States Marine Corps from 2006 – 2010 and conducted combat operations in Afghanistan on multiple deployments. Michael has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Gardner Webb University.