An Ohio police department is using new technology to protect its four-legged officers. The Hot-N-Pop Pro is an alarm system that monitors the temperature inside the police car until the back door is opened and the K9 officer is taken out of the vehicle. If it gets too hot inside the car while the dog is still in the backseat, it takes action, sounding an alarm, putting the windows down and turning on a fan and the car’s air conditioning. A remote device on the human officer’s belt also allows them to open the door for the dog at the touch of a button. “That $1,100 spent for that system — it’s only a small amount compared to what my partner’s life means to me and our community,” said Twinsburg, Ohio, police officer Yamil Encarnacion. — Watch it at Colorado’s KOAA | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo