Friday, January 29, 2010

PepperBall HotShot™ Sprays Powder Not Liquid

The latest in pepper spray technology but totally different, PepperBall HotShot™ is a new self defense product that shoots pepper POWDER instead of liquid spray. Not only does it deliver a cloud or protective barrier from an attacker, facilitating your escape, but it also can reach up to 12 feet! It is lightweight, only 3.4 ounces and small, only 6 inches with cartridge inserted. You can conceal it in your pocket, backpack, purse or glove compartment.

Compact and highly portable
  • Hotter (more effective) than pepper spray. Faster and easier to use too!
  • Launches hot pepper powder in a cloud that can reach up to 12 feet.
  • Creates an instant, visible barrier between you and an attacker.

The Starter Kit includes:
  • HotShot™ Launcher Module
  • 2 Practice Cartridges (Blue)
  • 1 Hot Pepper Powder Cartridge (Red)
  • Practice Target
  • Instructional DVD
  • User Practice Guide
See the self defense product, PepperBall HotShot™, in action by clicking here.
Or scroll down the right column of this blog and see 4 different videos of the HotShot.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Use Your Car Alarm for Home Security!

You don't have a home security system? No problem! Just remember one thing when you drive home tonight, take your car keys to bed with you!

It's as simple as that. If you hear something suspicious or an intruder late at night, simply turn on your car alarm. It will start beeping and alert the entire neighborhood! Burglars don't like all the racket and attention and will simply turn around and leave. The alarm will continue to sound until the battery of your car dies or you turn the alarm off. Test it first from your bedroom, to make sure the alarm signal reaches your car!

One more thing that should be kept in mind, if you have a car alarm. Many times women and men are assaulted while they are walking toward their vehicle in parking lots. This is another situation when it is convenient to set off your car alarm. It would make people notice your car and you!

Pass the word around! It keeps your home safe and beats the fees of installing a home security system!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tasers, Civilian Self Defense Products

These self defense weapons are the most recent stun devices available. Unlike stun guns, you can be 15 feet away from your attacker and still reach to shock them electrically. This is because the electrical charge is attached to 2 probes on wires that shoot out from the Taser and hit the subject. Citizen Tasers come in three models, C2, X26c and M26c. Tasers come with lithium power magazines, digital power magazines or AA batteries depending on the model. Holsters are available for all models. A cartridge usually is included with the purchase of a Taser and a person can also purchase extra ones as needed. Each cartridge needs to be replaced whenever the Taser is shot (you get one shot with each cartridge). Most Tasers also come with a laser that assists in aiming at the attacker. You don't need to be a good aimer to use a Taser successfully. To own a Taser you are required to pass a simple felony background check that takes approximately 10 minutes. This test can be done through Taser International's website or by calling them on the phone.

Below are simple rules to follow:
  • Check battery life for your particular model
  • Replace used cartridges
  • Never let children handle Tasers

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stun Devices, Self Defense Products

Stun guns are self defense weapons that consist of applying an electrical shock to an assailant. You have to be at arms length to use a stun gun on a person. You can also reach a person through a metal door knob. This comes in handy if you are at home and don't want someone to come in your front door. These devices come in many sizes and shapes. Some stun guns are disguised to look like cell phones or pens. Stun devices also come in baton and flashlight form. They vary in voltage from 200,000 to 3 million volts and can be battery operated or rechargeable. Many stun guns have holsters.

Below are simple rules to follow:
  • Make sure the batteries have not expired
  • If rechargeable, check if charged
  • Never let children handle stun devices

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Personal Alarms, Self Defense Products

These panic, siren sounding products are an immediate and universal call for help. They are handy when you are out and about and need help. Personal alarms are either battery powered or air pressured. Some health care and nursing homes use them as well as military and prison guard personnel. Some personal alarms have flashlights and keychains, others have features that allow using them on doors or windows. Many have a clip attached to a cord that can be placed on your wrist or belt. If someone tries to take it from you, it will set off the alarm.

Below are simple rules to follow:
  • Make sure the batteries have not expired
  • If it is an air pressured alarm, remember to shake occasionally and keep away from heat

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pepper Spray, Self Defense Products

The simplest and historically one of the oldest self defense products ever used for personal safety is pepper spray. A defense spray mostly contains OC or Oleoresin Capsicum (a derivative of Cayenne peppers). When someone gets sprayed in the face with it, their eyes, nose throat and lungs will burn and become swollen. The capillaries of the eyes will dilate and make the person close their eyes. They will also have a hard time breathing since it also inflames the respiratory organs, but not entirely blocking the breathing. Effects can last anywhere between 20 to 90 minutes. Pepper spray comes in stream, gel, foam and fog form and in various sizes and shapes. Some can look like a pen or a gun and most have keyrings attached. The reach for pepper spray varies. It could be anywhere from 6 to 25 feet, depending on which model you get.

Below are simple rules to follow:
  • Test the pepper spray canister once, when you first buy it
  • Spray upright
  • Shake occasionally (like hairspray)
  • Avoid utilizing in windy conditions
  • Never leave in a hot car or similar heated environment
  • Replace every year
  • Never let children handle pepper spray

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