The Dazer Laser® GUARDIAN is a handheld Optical Distractor (Ocular Interrupter or “laser dazzler”) laser system which utilizes the patented Variable Range & Focus Optics™ technology to allow for SAFE and EFFECTIVE visual impairment at all ranges from 1 – 1000 meters and Illumination/Hailing & Warning out to 2000 meters. The GUARDIAN is fully compliant with the FDA 21 CFR 1040 performance standards for lasers and laser products making it commercially available to Government, Law Enforcement, Corrections and many other types of Security Agencies.
The GUARDIAN temporarily impairs the vision of the threat(s) by eliminating their ability to see, engage and/or effectively target the operator. Due to the operator’s ability to adjust the range of engagement, the operator can visually impair, warn, assess, deter, suppress, illuminate, target and/or communicate with the threat to clarify intent and potentially avoid escalation to more lethal engagements. Having a Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance (NOHD), or hazard range, of one (1) meter makes this the only Optical Distraction system in the world that can be operated eye safe from one (1) meter and beyond, versus other types of Fixed Range & Focus Optical Distractor systems that can only be operated safely beyond 10-20 meters and effectively out to a few hundred meters. This goes for both the Operator and intended target(s); SAFETY is just as important as EFFECTIVENESS and EFFECTIVENESS is just as important as SAFETY.
The GUARDIAN’s effects are immediate, which provides the operator with critical time to assess the situation from greater stand-off distances and avoiding unnecessary collateral damage.