Recco Holding AB is a rescue system used by more than 700 rescue organisations, mountain rescue services and helicopter companies all over the world to locate avalanche victims. RECCO is based on a radar technology, which allows for rapid and precise locating of avalanche victims. The system is comprised of two parts and consists of RECCO detectors used by organized rescue missions and RECCO reflectors built in to skiing equipment, such as clothing, helmets and boots. The reflectors are entirely passive and require neither battery nor knowledge about how to use them. The RECCO system is intended for organized rescue missions and is not an alternative to but a complement to the use of transceivers allowing companion rescue. Since the RECCO system enables much faster organized searching, skiers and snow-boarders who have been overcome by an avalanche have one more chance of being saved in time. The RECCO system is established at all skiing resorts of distinction in the world.
Additional information about RECCO is available at recco.com