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In Memoriam

Robert Paul Smith

By Kevin Smith - March 29, 2021



It is with heavy hearts that we announce Robert (Mr. Bob) Smith a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and leader of our family, passed away on March 27, 2021. Bob passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by his family.

The most important things in Bob’s life were his wife of 63 years Ardella, his two children Cindy and Steve, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Friends, employees, colleagues, and customers were just as important, and Bob treated everyone he met as if they were his own family. Bob loved to travel and made many lifelong friends along the way. 

Bob Smith – “Mr. Bob”, as he is known today, founded Super Seer Corporation in 1967 fresh from the aerospace industry and began the manufacture of ski goggles in Colorado. Modest beginnings were rooted in the ski industry with Patents obtained for a state-of-the-art double lens design ski goggle. From googles to police helmets, Bob’s focused determination, vision and direction led Super Seer for 52 years. Bob had only recently “retired” in 2019 at the age of 92.

Bob has touched so many lives, and before he quit traveling he was presented with a Harley-Davidson fairing and gas tank with several hundred signatures of people that knew and appreciated him. If you knew Bob, chances are he invited you to dinner and these memories will live on as part of his legacy. One of his friends said it best, “He had a long great life loved by many”. 

Although the Smith family cannot put their loss into words, we are comforted by the memories and legacy that will live on for generations to come.

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Law Enforcement Laser Eye Protection

Which option is right for you?

By Kevin Smith - October 20, 2020

Law enforcement officers are facing an increasing threat from laser beam attacks. The officer can quickly become a victim if not properly protected. When selecting eye protection for law enforcement use, it is important to ask these questions.

1) What hazards do laser beams cause?
Laser beams can cause varying degrees of damage including distraction hazard, glare hazard, flash blindness hazard, and eye injury hazard. For reference, green and blue lasers can can eye injury hazard from distances as far away as 733 feet. Green lasers pose an additional threat as they also cause flash blindness hazards from 3,400 feet and glare hazards from 15,000 feet.
2) What laser beams are being used?
The most common laser used during protests is a green laser. The human eye is most sensitive to green colors, so green laser beams appear brighter at night, and are easier to aim. Green lasers have been documented to have been used in riots in New York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and many other cities. Blue and violet lasers are also popular due to their ability to be aimed from long distances. Red lasers are not as focused at long distances, and are harder to see at night or in bright sunny conditions. Most red lasers are approved for classroom use, and are difficult to aim from long distances. Most laser pointers are between 1 Watt to 5 Watts.
3) What happens when gas masks are used?
It is important to have proper eye protection with and without gas masks. Some eye protection can only be used when a gas mask is not being worn. When the officer must put on the gas mask, they may also have to remove laser eye protection. This leaves the officer vulnerable to eye damage from laser beam attacks, which is a serious officer safety issue.
4) How is vision altered during night ops?
Most laser beam eye protection options use a tinted lens. Most riots occur during evening and night hours. Officer who wear tinted lenses for short periods of time at night have experienced eye strain and vision distortion. Officers who wear prescription eyeglasses also experience eye strain and vision distortion while wearing tinted lenses during nighttime operations. Tinted lenses can also cause depth of field and identification difficulties in dark conditions.
5) Is the laser beam eye protection designed for law enforcement?
Most laser eye protection is designed to be used indoors in a laboratory environment with ample lighting conditions. Law enforcement officers should choose eye protection against laser beams that will work in dark conditions while in a riot situation. Proper eye protection for police officers should protect against lasers, impacts, chemicals, heat and fluids.

The Lazer-Shield is laser beam eye protection specifically designed for law enforcement officers during riot situations.

  • The Lazer-Shield effectively protects police officers from the growing threat of laser beam attacks during protests by reducing a green, blue or violet laser beam from 1 Watt to a harmless 1/1000 Watt.
  • The Lazer-Shield can be installed onto, or used with any gas mask. 
  • The Lazer-Shield allows the officer to have a clear, unobstructed field of view at all times.
  • The Lazer-Shield is impact resistant, chemical resistant, heat resistant, and fluid resistant.

For more information, pricing, or to request a sample of the Lazer-Shield, please visit our website.






 
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Increasing Laser Beam Attacks on Police Officers


By Kevin Smith - October 12, 2020

The big problem police face is the simple fact that laser beam attacks are increasing during protest and riot situations. As seen below protestors have access to high and low power red, blue, green and purple lasers. This means that police need access to safe and effective multi-spectral laser protection, not mono-spectral. The increasing use of laser beams to attack police officers in a protest and riot situation is a serious officer safety issue, and the proper protective equipment must be used.



Agencies evaluating and purchasing any protective device for their officers and employees are mandated to conduct proper scientific evaluations under a Duty of Care obligation and take responsibility for any resulting liability issues. 

Eye damage and eyesight loss is a serious threat when lasers are deployed as hostile weapons. Agencies provide fully tested body armor against firearms, fully tested gas masks against chemicals, therefore the same degree of Due Diligence is required with officer eye safety evaluations and purchase. This is a liability issue. Laser eye safety is identical to issuing body armor for the eye.

If an officer is blinded not only is his career over but morale within the unit and agency is affected. This is NOT a matter of saving money and buying the less expensive eye glass or filter as every claim made by a manufacturer must be scrutinized and assessed, as there are many false claims and sub-standard products are being offered. 

The Super Seer Lazer-Shield effectively protects police officers from the growing threat of laser beam attacks during protests. The shield is a universal self-adhesive protective multi-spectral strip that reduces a green, blue or violet laser beam from 1 Watt to a harmless 1/1000 Watt. Super Seer's Lazer-Shield Kit creates universal protection that fits onto any face or body shield for highly effective immediate protection from laser beam attacks. New face or body shields can be Lazer-Shielded or law enforcement agencies can purchase a retrofit kit for existing equipment from any manufacturer.

Learn more about how a Lazer-Shield can protect against the growing threat of laser beam attacks on police officers. Ask us for the Laser Protection Assessment white paper how to scientifically select the right laser protection for your agency.


 
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Lazer-Shield

Laser Beam Protection

By Kevin Smith - October 5, 2020

Lazer-Shield Laser Beam Protection for Tactical Riot Police HelmetsLazer-Shield Laser Beam Protection


Super Seer Corporation released Lazer-Shield to effectively protect police officers from the growing threat of laser beam attacks during protests. The shield is a universal self-adhesive protective strip that reduces a green, blue or violet laser beam from 1 Watt to harmless 1/1000 Watt.



Inexpensive high-powered hand-held lasers have led to an increasing number of attacks on law enforcement officers, often in riot situations. Attackers direct the laser toward an officer's eyes. If struck without protection, the officer can be blinded. Even traffic, marine and police aviators have been targets of laser beam attacks.

Super Seer's Lazer-Shield Kit creates universal protection that fits onto any face or body shield for highly effective immediate protection from laser beam attacks. New face or body shields can be Lazer-Shielded or law enforcement agencies can purchase a retrofit kit for existing equipment.

Super Seer Lazer-Shield far surpasses any other laser protective product as tested from a distance of 2 yards for a period of 10 seconds. The science is fully supported by world-class laser experts. During laboratory tests, the Lazer-Shield reduced the laser beam from an extremely harmful 1 Watt to harmless 1/1000 Watt. Eye exposure was reduced to 1.0mW resulting in an Optical Density (OD) of OD 3.0.



 

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Seer Riot and Tactical Helmets

In stock and ready to ship!

By Kevin Smith - May 29, 2020

Super Seer S1611 Full Coverage Riot Helmet for Mobile Field Force Police Officers

On 5/28/2020 several violent protests occurred in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Denver, Phoenix and many other US cities. Super Seer Helmets were on the front lines at each of these violent protests protecting the men and women on the front lines. For over 45 years the largest cities in the US have trusted Seer Riot Helmets to protect riot officers and mobile field force units.
Super Seer S1621 Half-Shell Riot Helmet for Mobile Field Force Police Officers
 

Super Seer stands ready to help protect officers around the country. We have a wide variety of riot and tactical helmets in stock that meet various threat levels and NIJ riot helmet standards. Seer Riot and Tactical Helmets are only made from the high quality USA sourced raw materials. Every Seer Riot Helmet is hand-made at our helmet factory in Evergreen, CO. We carefully select every raw material for the highest quality, strength and performance capabilities. 
Super Seer S1613 Half-Shell Riot Helmet for Mobile Field Force Police Officers

Every Seer  Riot Helmet is 100% Made in America using USA sourced raw materials. We worked closely with our suppliers to ensure that Seer Riot Helmets are Berry Compliant. From the sewn harness to the raw outer shell and the impact absorbing inner liner, each Seer Helmet is manufactured from start to finish at our helmet factory. Seer Riot Helmets use unique materials that are not found in any other riot helmet on the market. We use fiberglass, urethane, SoftTouch fabric, Cordura, Polane, 16 gauge steel, high optical polycarbonate and many other proprietary and unique materials. The majority of these materials are premium, high quality materials which have been carefully selected for their exceptional performance. 

We only use the highest quality high-impact resistant Lexan polycarbonate face shields with Neoprene rubber liquid seals. The face shield is designed to fit over most gas masks and prevent foreign liquids from getting into the officer's face and eyes. Additional information on the Seer Riot Tactical Helmets for riot control officers and mobile field force units can be found on our website.

Call our technical sales team for more information. Orders placed by 12pm MDT will ship the same day. Express shipping is available.
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