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19 May 2022

Segways For Law Enforcement

Benefits Of Segways For Law Enforcement Agencies

As the world is opening up again, community festivals and large gatherings are becoming very popular, once again. This means that security forces policing sensitive public areas are faced with a lot more ground to cover, and need the means to do that efficiently and cost-effectively.

By investing in Segways for your security force or police department, you’re able to more easily travel where patrol cars can’t drive. And, from an economic perspective, you will be saving considerable excess funds. On average, one patrol car can range from a low of $30,000 to $60,000 or more. You can purchase 4 to 8 Segways for that same amount of money. This means that 4 to 8 individuals can be out there canvassing and securing high-risk areas, at a lower cost.

In addition to providing faster response times compared to officers on foot patrol, officers on Segways can move up to 12.5 miles per hour. This factor, alone, offers greater visibility and increases community engagement which helps officers integrate into the public. And, if you are concerned about our environment, the Segway alternative is also very eco-friendly.

A few of the different Michigan law enforcement agencies with whom we’ve worked, to date, include Grand Rapids, Holland, Port Huron, Sterling Heights, Center Line, Franklin, Shelby Township, and Walled Lake. All of them have reported a higher level of efficiency, and ability to better serve their communities through investment in alternative mobility vehicles.

Different Types Of Personal Mobility Vehicles

We have a lot of personal mobility products proven popular within our law enforcement agencies like Pedego E-bikes and Trikkes. But here, we want to showcase our Segway models uniquely designed for the security market.

Segway I2 SE Patroller

Featuring ultimate maneuverability and the ability to change anywhere, this Segway is a perfect agile choice for law enforcement, security, events, and emergency services.

Segway X2 SE Patroller

Whether you’re patrolling a park, on rocky terrain, sand, or sidewalks, the Segway x2 is ideal for extending your patrol area to rugged routes, away from maintained roadways.

Segway SE-3 Patroller

If you’re looking for more visibility for your obvious police presence, this Segway is the choice for your agency!

Invest In Your Future With Segway

As an authorized Segway Dealer, we are here to help support the needs of the Public Safety Community that, in turn, helps all our citizens feel secure, and protected.

The beauty of being a part of the Great Lakes Segway family is that we are the one-stop shop for everything you’ll need. We assist with all aspects —- from buying your Segway to maintaining your machine through tune-ups. Our Segway repair service and preventative maintenance facility help your mobility vehicle continue to function at its highest performance. You can rest assured that our highly qualified technicians are the best out there. So whether you’re looking to change a tire or major repairs are needed, we have you covered!

If you’re in public service, and interested in learning more about deploying our Segways to supplement your team’s ability to serve, give us a call at (248) 896-2600 today!

21 April 2022

What Is The Range For A Segway

What Is A Segway?

Before we review the specifications of a Segway, we want to explain what a Segway is for people interested in learning more. A Segway is a personal mobility vehicle with two wheels and a standing platform for the rider to hold on to the designated handlebars. The rider uses his/her body to move in any direction.


Specifications And Types Of Segways

When it comes to Segways, there are two types on which we are focusing — the i2 PT and the x2 PT.

You might be thinking, are they even different? The answer is “YES.” Here is what makes them similar and also differentiates each of them. 

A Segway i2 is perfect for exploring your community. Whether you’re on a trip or in your own neighborhood, you’ll be able to see more and experience more around you, than if you were using a car. And you can travel a fair distance, with reasonable speed. Depending on the terrain, you can go up to 24 miles before you need to recharge.

Our Segway x2 has ATV-style tires, which makes it ideal for uneven roads. It can handle the majority of terrains, so it’s perfect to use as your personal mobility vehicle while traveling outside of your normal comfort zones. Since you can traverse most terrains, it does cut down the battery life to 12 miles per charge, but that can’t stop you from hitting the trails.

What makes these two methods of personal mobility similar is that both of them enable people to get outside more and explore. The main difference is the distance you can travel before recharging and which will work best for the terrain on which you want to ride. We recommend making a checklist of what you want to do with your Segway. Based on that information, you can analyze which model would be the closest to meeting your unique requirements.


Benefits Of Riding One

Besides the benefits we mentioned above, here are a few more reasons you should consider getting a Segway.

Safety is essential, regardless of your age. We’re proud to say that Segways are safe for all ages– while helping people spend more time outside and in the sun and empowering them to go farther than they could on foot.

Besides safety, Segways contribute to enhanced health. Rather than sitting around watching tv all day, try riding a Segway! You’ll get some fresh air, physical activity, exploration, and add more fun to your day. 

Even though you’re not moving your feet one at a time, you end up using muscles while riding. And you also can help reduce mental health struggles at the same time since studies show how beneficial the sun is for relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Overall, regardless of the model you choose, a Segway can help change your life for the better while providing you with a reliable and safe personal mobility vehicle. 


Keep On Rolling

If you’re interested in learning more, we have two locations that can help you find the right Segway for you. Great Lakes Segway based in Michigan is one, and the other is  Segway of Central Florida, in Mt. Dora Florida.

You don’t want to miss out, so make sure to contact the location nearest to you today.