Recco for Kids
A Recco reflector is a small, band-aid sized, electronic transponder for skiers and snowboarders that weighs less than four grams.
We highly recommend that kids should always wear Recco Reflectors on their winter sports holidays. The recco reflectors mount to clothing or gear that is unlikely to be torn off. This technology makes you searchable to professional rescuers in the event of an avalanche accident.
With half term skiing just around the corner (10th -18th Feb) the small electronic transponder is just one of the essential pieces of equipment for your child’s safety.
How does it work
Professional rescuers can quickly pinpoint a buried reflector-equipped person’s precise location using harmonic radar.
This two-part system consists of a RECCO detector used by professional rescue groups, which have a range of over 200 metres, and RECCO reflectors that are attached to clothing, helmets, protection gear, and boots worn by skiers and riders and other outdoor enthusiasts.
When used in conjunction with a RECCO Detector, the reflector’s diode mixer acts as a harmonic generator to produce multiples of the frequencies received from the detectors.
The returned signal is translated into an audio tone whose volume is proportional to the returned signal, and by means of volume control, a trained rescue operator can literally go straight to the buried reflector once a signal is detected.
It is a non-powered device meaning that it never needs to be switched on, will never lose signal strength and needs no batteries to function. It is maintenance free and has a virtually unlimited life.
In total, more than 800 search & rescue organizations in the world have integrated the advanced location technology into their operations.
PLEASE NOTE: This version of the adhesive-backed RECCO Reflector should be mounted to ski boots or helmets.
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