Archive for the 'Replacing X26 with X2' Category

USA – Cincinnati: Police departments upgrade Taser technology (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : More replacement of X26 by X2. Repairing the X26s would have cost $800 each. Of interest, we learn that TASER International gains access to all data recorded on the new X2, since the “cloud” is managed by the manufacturer. X2s cost $1300 with a four-year warranty. The X2s also monitor output […]

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 […]

CANADA- Hamilton police can’t get better, safer Tasers (2013-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Hamilton Police Services Board is asking for a $1-million investment in new tasers from the City Council. But which tasers? The X26 (2003 technology) or the X26P, which TASER says is greatly superior but which is not yet tested for Canadian use? Or the more expensive, double-barreled X2? TASER claims […]

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 […]

UK – UK Association of Police Chiefs (ACPO) Questions and Answers on Taser (2013-07-25)

Posted on July 25 2013 by admin

The UK Association of Police Chiefs (ACPO) answers questions about tasers on its blog (for answrs, see post) : This blog was originally published in February 2012, and was updated on 25 July 2013: When was Taser introduced? When can officers use Taser? Is every police officer given a Taser? Why use Taser at all? […]

UK – Association of Chief Police Officers – Questions & Answers on Taser (2013-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: The British police clearly favour the taser: The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) here answers questions about tasers in the UK police, including the history of adoption and under-estimate of their potential dangers and their misuse, assurances of their reliability (each taser is quality-controled by the manufacturer …) and the intention […]

USA- KARBON ARM’s Electrical Immobilization Device Market Primer (undated, downloaded 2013-01-09)

Posted on January 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long self-serving post (copied from a pdf file) by an upstart taser competitor, Karbon Arms – that has actually taken over from Stringer, which TASER International successfully put out of business. The text accuses TASER International of cynically misleading the police on the X26’s safety, overcharging for its parts, attempting to […]

USA -TASER International (TASR) – Zacks Rank Buy (2012-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER shares – TASR is on the Nasdaq exchange – are a bell-weather, many owned by the corporation, valued at $340-million. With sales up 54% over the last year, and no “bad news” , which never seems to get through to the stock market analysts, now is a good time to buy […]

NEW ZEALAND – Double-shot Tasers safer than alternatives – police (2012-03-28)

Posted on March 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: New Zealand police are confident that introducing the new X2 double-taser will improve policing – since the X26 often didn’t work! Two cases where the X26 failed to incapacitate leading to shooting. This is strongly criticized by the “Campaign against the Taser”who argue the police need to develop de-escalation techniques, and by […]

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales Police order double-shock Taser (2012-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the wake of the 18 March death of 21-year-old Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti after officers used a Taser on him and the controversy this has generated, New South Wales Police say they are intending to test a new Taser – the X2 – capable of producing two shocks in quick […]

USA – Arizona Department of Public Safety purchase of 1,000 Tasers raising questions ((2011-12-12)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS The Arizona Department of Public Safety set out to buy 800 Tasers and accessories in 2009 for about $800,000. But the purchase had grown to 1,000 newer-model X3 Tasers and accessories at more than $1.9 million 13 months later. DPS acknowledged to the Arizona Republic that the DPS officer who requested the […]

USA – Charlotte, North Carolina police find serious problem with new Tasers (2011-12-02)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A police department finds the new taser X2 does NOT cut off after 5 seconds, despite the manufacturer’s claims – this was the major safety feature TASER Inc. has heralded in its advertising. the arc switch didn’t stop after five seconds, which would completely defeat a key feature of the new tasers. […]

USA – Chandler, Arizona trades up to new Taser stun guns [rebate by TASER Inc.] (2011-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A typical example of “upgrading” as X26 tasers reach the end of their 10-year life-expectancy. The new two-shock X2 is touted as safer, but then, for TASER Inc., there was no safety problem with the older model! It is actually more cumbersome with no improved targeting mechanism – it just fires […]

USA – North Carolina Police Won’t Talk About $25M in Equipment for DNC [X2s presented as “safer” than X26s] (2011-01-25)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

25 Jan. 2011 … [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, the city of Charlotte is expected to buy up to $25 million of new police equipment – including $2 million for X2 tasers – that could impact for years how officers do their jobs. The use of Tasers by the Charlotte […]

USA – Chandler, Arizona, to replace police Tasers: City likely to spend more than $471K for 340 devices (2011-11-14)

Posted on November 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: One issue rarely considered: Tasers – unlike firearms – have a shelf-life of only about 10 years. This means additional costs to tax-payers, additional profits for TASER Inc. According to a Chandler city memo, the projected lifespan of a Taser is five years and many being used by the department are eight years […]

USA – Cincinnatti I-Team: Can Tasers kill? I-Team asks Taser CEO tough questions (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS:”Does the taser Kill?” this article asks. Quite simply, as Douglas Zipes, a widely-respected  electrodardiologist specializing in heart rhythms says: “Yes”, to which TASER CEO Rick Smith, found Loitering with Intent to Sell Weapons at an Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago (Where else?), replies “No”. Pigs, OK, but human No. As […]