BRIGADE Electronics is urging operators to consider authenticity when selecting reversing alarms and warns that cheaper imitations may not offer the same safety benefits.
Brigade’s unique and patented bbs-tek white sound reversing alarms are claimed to be the safest on the market.
Brigade’s marketing manager, Emily Hardy said: ‘Imitation alarms may appear to copy the sound of bbs-tek but do not replicate the same safety benefits. The concern is that customers think they are getting the same specification, but they may not be increasing safety for the most vulnerable road users.
In New York City bbs-tek is the only alarm permitted on construction vehicles and the white sound alarms are listed as a requirement in vehicle safety specifications such as HS2.
FORS and CLOCS also ask operators to demonstrate noise reducing measures, of which reversing quietly is a consideration.