RECCO Reflector technology makes you searchable to professional rescuers in the event of an avalanche accident. First introduced in 1983, the technology was developed by Magnus Granhed with the cooperation of Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology in response to his personal experience with an avalanche tragedy.
This system has proven itself effective and has been adopted globally by ski resorts, heli ski operations, and search and rescue organizations as an additional and important tool for avalanche rescue.
In total more than 700 search & rescue organizations in the world have integrated the advanced location technology into their operations.
Professional rescuers can quickly pinpoint a buried reflector-equipped personís precise location using harmonic radar. This two-part system consists of a RECCO detector used by professional rescue groups and RECCO reflectors that are integrated into clothing,helmets, protection gear, and boots worn by skiers and riders and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The reflector is a small band-aid sized, electronic transponder that weighs less than four grams. It is factory mounted permanently to clothing and gear that is unlikely to be torn off in the event of an avalanche. This ensures the reflector can't be left in the car, stashed mistakenly in the lodge or forgotten at home.
Non-powered device meaning that it never needs to be switched on, will never loose signal strength and needs no batteries to function. It is maintenance free and has a virtually unlimited lifespan.