A friend of mine from Vancouver got locked up with a Hiatt-Thompson Blue Box at a bondage play weekend we attended. He was in these for six or seven hours. The thing that makes these so exciting — for me — is the high-security nature of being restrained in them. You see, handcuff keys are a dime a dozen. They are not like the keys for your house or for your car. Most cuff keys will open lots of different cuffs, even cuffs made by different manufacturers, and what fun is that? When I cuff somebody, I want to make sure he can’t get out. That’s where the box comes in. It locks over most standard cuffs, then it locks on with a padlock.
– Handcuffs can be preloaded into box before being put on prisoner.
– Box and handcuffs can be applied to the subject from the interrogation position (no more dangerous face to face confrontations).
– The blue box’s patented double lock slots allow you to set the double locks after the prisoner is in the cuffs and the box is locked to the belly chain. (Some S&W models must be double locked first.)
– The box can be used with all professional chain style handcuffs and can be used with the Hiatts “Big Brutus” chain style as well!
– When used with the blue box, a standard set of handcuffs will limit the subject’s mobility, hide the keyholes, and provide greater safety for the transporting officer.
Corrections officers really use this item, especially when transporting high-escape-risk prisoners who might have smuggled a key. To get this trusty device, do a search for “Hiatt-Thompson Model 7082 Blue Box Cover For Chain Handcuffs.”