Archive for the 'Life-cycle 5 years' Category

USA – Vermont: Barre council agrees to upgrade tasers (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The small city of Barre decides to invest in extenmded guarantees on new tasers: (X2 to replace X26) – at a cost of $200 a year per unit. To be replaced in 5 years. Several present X26 cartridges have cracked and tasers are out of use. Presdent taser buyback: $120 per […]

USA – TASER Press release: Houston, Texas Police Department Upgrades 2,188 TASER X2 Smart Weapons (2013-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A press release from TASER International reports the $9.5-million upgrade to X2 tasers by the Houston Police over the next five years. In the Police chief’s words: the X2 is a “quality product for us during the next five years and a great tool for reducing suspect and officer injuries in […]

USA – Rio Vista, California purchases new tasers … [details on costs, warranties, etc,.] (2013-03-07)

Posted on March 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This report is of interest as showing the need to replacve the taser inventory in a California city: Taser life expectancy is approximately 5 years. Over the past 2 years, many of the current inventory tasers have encountered internal software malfunctions, possibly due to the exceeded service life. The cost to […]

USA – Warren, Michigan Police Department drops Tasers after shocking letter from manufacturer (2010-06-10)

Posted on June 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: An important admission that the life-cycle of tasers is, according to the manufacturer, 5 years. In other words, the majority of tasers in use in North America are quite possibly past the recommended “deployment lifecycle”. The Warren Police Department recently discontinued use of the stun guns, after finding that in 23% of […]