Is it professional grade?
Commonly referred to by law enforcement and correction officers as an OC spray - which is short for Oleoresin Capsicum - it is wise to choose a pepper spray brand which is carried by many police forces and proven effective. It is best to carry a pepper spray brand that many police officers rely on daily for their safety. Request to see a user list of police agencies for the brand you are considering.
SABRE is the number one brand used by police worldwide, whose user list includes law enforcement agencies from across the US and around the world.
How hot is it?
The University of Utah in the US confirmed that without an HPLC Guarantee, pepper sprays fail 30% of the time due to inconsistent heat levels! Request to see both an in-house laboratory report and video footage to prove the brand is backed by in-house HPLC technology.
Security Equipment Corporation is the only self-defence spray manufacturer which operates a High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) laboratory to scientifically ensure the heat specifications of every SABRE RED canister. SABRE’s HPLC Guarantee is the pepper spray industry’s number one advantage.
Am I protected against multiple threats?
If you're confronted with multiple threats, or if you miss with the first shot and have to spray again, you need to be sure that your pepper spray has enough bursts to protect you.
Many of SABRE's on-the-go models - including our popular Hard Case with Quick Release, Flip Top Gel, and Runner Models - fire up to 5x more bursts than other brands, to help provide maximum protection.
How do I use pepper spray properly?
Arm yourself with knowledge. Find out how to use your pepper spray properly and effectively, and have a safety plan in mind to protect you and your loved ones.
What about the manufacturer?
Take a few minutes to investigate the company whose products you are considering. Warning: most pepper spray brands outsource the manufacturing to the lowest bidder. These companies do not offer HPLC Technology to scientifically ensure capsaicinoid or heat consistency.
Will you be able to get in touch with the manufacturer should you have any problems? What is the expiration date of the spray? A good spray will have at least a three year shelf life. Buy from a reputable company which stands behind its products and has a track record of success.
Security Equipment Corporation has obtained ISO 9001:2008 Certification. This is the best third party quality control endorsement a manufacturer can achieve. When you purchase pepper spray, you’re making a serious purchase and investment because your life or that of a loved one could one day depend on the product you choose. ISO certification is an excellent sign that the product is reputable and effective.
Want more assurance it’s a good product? Find out if the company offering the brand you are considering is an Environmental Protection Agency & Health Canada Establishment. These North American Agencies regulate animal attack deterrent sprays and have strict requirements for quality control, product strength, range, number of shots and proof of effectiveness. A little bit of research will help you choose the right company and product to help keep you and your family safe!