Stun Guns – A Quick Online Guide To Buying a Stun Gun or Stun Baton

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Lets face it, the tougher times get, the more dangerous they become.  If you aren’t comfortable carrying a gun, but still want the peace of mind that comes from personal empowerment, a stun gun may be your best choice.  But how do you choose from all the stun guns available?  How do you know if its the correct size, model, etc for you?

Below we will walk you through each step in choosing the best stun gun for you and your personal situation.

Step 1 – Are Stun Guns Legal In Your Area?

The First thing you want to do is make sure that Stun Guns are legal in your area (A more detailed explanation can be found at this link: Stun Gun Laws.

Familiarize you self with the stun gun laws below

STUN GUN LAWS

STATES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:

CONNECTICUT (Legal with Restrictions )
ILLINOIS (Restricted, Must have valid FOID card)
HAWAII (Illegal)
MICHIGAN (Illegal CCW Required)
RHODE ISLAND (Illegal)
WISCONSIN (Legal with restriction. Must have a CCW Permit)
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CITIES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED:

ANNAPOLIS, MD (Illegal)
BALTIMORE and BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD (Illegal)
HOWARD COUNTY, MD (Illegal)
CHICAGO, IL (Illegal)
DENSION / CRAWFORD COUNTY, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Hogan*)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Illegal )
PHILADELPHIA (Illegal)

 

Step 2 – Choosing the Stun Gun Type:

How and where do you plan to carry the stun gun?

This is an important question to ask yourself, as it will help determine the best type of stun gun to fill your needs. If you are doing security rounds around a building or neighborhood you may want to carry a stun baton on your belt. If you want the feeling of some added protection when you are wandering through a darkened area, you may want to choose a stun gun that also functions as a flashlight.

Do you feel comfortable with it enough to use it when you need to?

This question is paramount. No matter what type of self defense product you choose, you must feel comfortable enough to use it during a crisis situation. This may mean training with it at home and may mean starting off small, and then working your way up to larger models.

Stun Gun Types

Standard Stun Guns

Standard Multi Function Stun Gun

Standard style stun guns are very effective and often use technology powered from a 9 volt battery. Often these can be some of the most powerful stun guns on the market. They are usually designed to fit a mans hand and be carried in a standard belt loop holster. They have a type of “Old School” look to them which lets your assailants know that these stun guns will get the job done.

  • Standard Stun Gun Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Designed to fit a man’s hand.
  • Holsters are often viewed in society as a male accessory.

Mini Stun Guns

Streetwise Blackout 5 Million Mini Stun Gun

Mini Stun Guns will often use CR2 camera style batteries to produce their take-down current, making them just as strong in take-down power, but much easier wield. The smaller size of mini stun guns makes them a lot less cumbersome when attached to a belt and much easier to conceal if the need arises.
Because their smaller size doesn’t sacrifice any power, women often prefer some of the mini style stun guns available, which is why you will often find them available in both black and pink colors.

Mini Stun Gun Benefits and Drawbacks

  • Just as powerful as standard stun guns
  • Easier to conceal or carry inside purse, on belt, etc.
  • Great for men and women. Small enough to fit women’s hands.

Cell Phone Stun Guns

Pretender black cell phone stun gun

Cell phone stun guns and other covert disguised self defense products empower you with more than just instant stopping power, they also equip you with the advantage of a surprise attack.

A standard stun gun on your belt says to people “I am armed and prepared to defend myself if you attack” This is a great deterrent, but it also lets the attacker know what you are going to do, giving them a chance to try and disarm you in a surprise attack of their own.

 A Cell Phone stun gun allows you to walk around with the self defense weapon in your hand without arousing suspicion. Should someone become aggressive with you, they wont even have a chance to develop an action plan of disarming you and your surprise attack advantage will leave them on the ground while you get help.

Cell Phone Stun Gun Benefits / Drawbacks

  • Preferred by professionals and students.
  • Lets you carry it in hand without arousing suspicion
  • Empowers you with the advantage of a surprise attack
  • Does not work as well as a visual deterrent (However, cell phone stun guns still have some deterrent effects due to the increased confidence you send out while you are carrying one)

 

Stun Batons

Stun Master Stun Baton

Bigger and harder to conceal, stun batons are used by security guards, bouncers, as well as dog walkers, senior citizens, and anyone else who wants the added security of fending off an attacker from a distance. Stun flashlights also fall under the stun baton category, although a lot of standard and mini stun guns do have flashlight capabilities.

Just the sight and sound is often enough to send someone running for the hills. Not just for security crowd control, a crackling stun baton in full operation is a great deterrent for Dogs and other animals as well due to both the visual display of lighting between the prongs and the high pitched sound it makes to their ears.

Stun Batons often also have built in safety features that prevent it from being grabbed. These include a disable pin that prevents the baton from being used against you if you let go of it, and stun strips on the side of the baton that will stun anyone who grabs it.

Stun Baton Benefits and Drawbacks

  • Very intimidating and acts as a powerful deterrent
  • Will often scare of vicious dogs with just its sight and sound
  • Bigger and harder to conceal

 

Step 3: What voltage of stun gun should you choose.

Voltage is a measure of the force behind the current or in a sense how fast the current travels, not how powerful the current is. This means that higher voltages require less time to exhaust the muscles of an attacker. Current refers to the number of electrons flowing though the perpetrators muscles and thus an increase in current could eventually cause harm to an attacker. The difference between stun gun voltages is essentially how long you need to hold the stun gun on an attacker. Stun guns are effective because they force a low electric current through the resistance of the assailants body. (*see more on How Stun Guns Work)

Because voltage claims can be pretty much anything a manufacturer wants them to be, some U.S manufacturers have decided to remove the word “Voltage” entirely from their product line and instead say things like “This 5,000,000 model compares in power to other 5,000,000 models we tested”

There was a time when voltage ratings meant something, but once things went beyond the 900,000 volts, it was pretty much agreed by engineers that these claims were becoming more unsubstantiated.
When choosing a stun gun, you are better off choosing a manufacturer that offers a lifetime warranty and has been in business for 10 or 20 years.

Two examples of high quality U.S. Stun gun manufacturers are Streetwise Security Products (Cutting Edge Products) and Stun Master (Safety Technology). Both have lifetime warranties and the amperage in their stun guns to take down even the largest of assailants.

Stun Gun Voltage Points to Remember

  • The high the voltage, the less time you need to hold it on an attacker
  • The higher the amperage, the more powerful the punch of the stun gun
  • A “non voltage” rating can be a good sign of a reputable manufacturer.

 

Step 4 What Are the Different Stun Gun Features?

Stun Guns now come with a profusion of different features to choose from. Depending on your comfort level and intended application, you may wish to familiarize yourself with some of the more common features found in modern stun guns.

Stun Gun Disable pin. The disable pin prevents the attacker from taking the stun gun from you and using it against you. A strap fits around your wrist so that if the stun gun is dropped or pulled from your hand it will cease to function. If for some reason this happens, you might want to have a pepper spray as back up. This works great for the cell phone stun gun models as you can carry them around in your hand

A Stun Gun Holster. A holster is something that should be considered, even for a mini stun gun. Easy access in most situations is critical. Carrying a stun gun on your belt also works as a visual deterrent to ward off would be attackers.

Rechargeable: Although slightly more expensive, you will save money in the long run if you use rechargeable versions. Some have a built in charging plug that lets you plug your stun gun directly into the wall.

Alarm: some stun guns come with a personal alarm to ward off attackers. This gives you another level of protection and can often make an attacker think twice.

Flashlight:  A flashlight is great for shining in the eyes of an attacker, giving you an advantage before deploying the stun gun to their body. It also has the added benefit to help you find your way when enshrouded by darkness.

 

Now that you are armed with the knowledge of the different features, styles, and benefits of stun guns, you can empower yourself with the best choice for your personal situation.

You can see our complete line of Stun Guns at StunGunMikes.com. All are from the highest quality and most trusted U.S manufacturers in the business. Every stun gun we carry is built to work and last, while every stun gun you buy online from us  carries with it a full lifetime warranty.

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5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Car from Theft or Vandalism

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As the mercury in the thermometer climbs it seems like reports of petty crimes involving vehicles climb with it. It’s also the time of year when the summer rush causes us to forget the most basic common sense approach to keeping our car and items inside safe. But all it takes is a few minutes to stop and think about these 5 ways to keep your car safe and not start your summer off with a police report:

1. Lock the doors. If you don’t have a keychain remote with a convenient button that locks all the doors just take the time to check. Also make sure your sun roof, moon roof, and windows are rolled up and closed. Don’t make it easy to reach into an unlocked car and take a handful of CDS, a Bluetooth speaker or even a handful of change. Even if you run into a store for just two seconds, leaving the car running or unlocked is asking for trouble. Although keyless entry makes your car a little more secure, in the event you forget all of this lock-it-up advice, invest in a GPS tracker. In the worst case scenario, you can track your car in real time until the police get there.

2. Keep valuables out of sight. Your GPS navigation unit is great, you may want to hold on to it. If it’s a portable navigation system, place it in the glove box, center console or the trunk. The same goes for any item that is not mounted to something. Let’s be honest, your purse is not safe tucked under the seat. It’s safe in the locked trunk.

3. Park in well-lit areas. Even if you have to walk a little farther you should park where your car is safe. Petty thieves are looking for an easy target and a car sitting in a well lit area is not it. Good lighting also makes it easier for criminal activity to be recorded by nearby security cameras.

4. Don’t advertise the nice stuff you keep in the car. Don’t give your neighbors a chance to talk about your new stereo system by playing it loudly. You never know who might be listening. The same goes for advertising the kind of phone you have by placing its logo on your back window. You might as well say, “yep, I have an expensive phone, want to take a look?”

5. Put a hidden camera in or near your car. This way even if someone does break in you will have a video record of it. Hidden cameras like the Cell Phone Holder Camera are less likely to be stolen. It looks like a typical, cheap, dash-mounted plastic phone holder but it will capture the the person who decides to root around in your unlocked car. Another possibility is the Car Charger Hidden Camera. It’s not only great for catching criminals who stop by your driveway at night it’s also an easy way to find out if your mechanic really did swipe the change out of your console.

4 Ways to Stay Safe at Summer Festivals

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Since the days of Woodstock, attending summer music festivals has been and continues to be one of America’s favorite summer activities. Every year a new summer music festival is added to the fabulous list around the country. Haven’t chosen your summer music festival yet? Elle Magazine has put together a great list of festivals around the country.
This year at most of the summer festivals you find the hottest bands- think The Weekend, Muse, Chance the Rapper, etc. You’ll also find, as you do every year, very big crowds of smelly people- young and old. In fact, you can find KJB Security’s very own president and her family at the Bonaroo Music Festival just outside of Nashville almost every year!
At KJB Security, Inc., our focus is alway on helping you protect what matters and keeping you KJB Safe! So we’ve come up with a few tips to help you or your loved one stay safe at summer festivals!
Stay safe by knowing your locations.
There are a few important locations that you should figure out as soon as you arrive and get set up. The first is a spot that is easy to find in case your group gets separated. The best place would be a landmark that can be seen from anywhere in the area. The second is the location of the medical tent in case of emergency! In general, it’s a good idea for you and your friends to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Stay safe with GPS Tracking
Send your teen or college student off to the summer music festival this year with our iTrail GPS tracking device. Our iTrail Solo has a 14 hour battery life and can easily fit into your purse or backpack. You will receive location updates every 30 or 60 seconds. The best part? You can know when your tracker has left a specified area using our GeoFence alerts sent to your device!
Stay safe using the buddy system
Having a friend with you at all times will help you stay safe. It will also increase the likelihood of finding your way back to your tent or home base if you get lost! There are so many potential issues you can run into at summer festivals. Your friends can help keep you out of trouble and into having fun!
Stay safe by staying healthy!  
There are just a few things to remember to stay safe in the hot summer sun at an outdoor festival.
  • Have lots of water on hand
  • Have lots of sunscreen on hand
  • Don’t over do it on the alcohol!
  • Don’t forget to eat!

Body Cameras and Law Enforcement. What Police Stations Need to Know.

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Research on Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement

Overview of Body-Worn Camera Use by Law Enforcement

In a sample of police departments surveyed in 2013, approximately 75 percent of them reported that they did not use body-worn cameras. The survey was funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).[1]

PERF’s report about the survey notes a number of perceived benefits for using body-worn cameras, including better evidence documentation and increased accountability and transparency.[2] But the report also notes many other factors that law enforcement executives must consider, such as privacy issues, officer and community concerns, data retention and public disclosure policies, and financial considerations.[3] The costs of implementing body-worn cameras include not only the cost of the cameras, but also of any ancillary equipment (e.g., tablets that let officers tag data in the field), data storage and management, training, administration, and disclosure.[4]

To date, little research is available to help law enforcement executives decide whether and how to implement the use of body-worn cameras in their departments.

NIJ is currently funding two studies — a CNA Corporation study of the impact of body-worn cameras in the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and a Los Angeles Police Foundation evaluation of body-worn video technology in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Additionally, through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system, NIJ funded the development of a primer on body-worn cameras for law enforcement and a market survey of camera systems.

Ongoing NIJ-Funded Research on Body-Worn Cameras

NIJ is currently funding two studies on body-worn cameras:

Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategies. In 2013, NIJ funded CNA Corporation to examine the impact of body-worn cameras in the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Researchers will study the implementation of body-worn cameras in the department, including adherence to department policy and the effect of sergeants on patrol officers’ use of body-worn cameras. Researchers also will study the use of body-worn cameras by 400 officers in the field to learn about the effect of body-worn cameras in police-citizen encounters, including measures of use of force. Finally, the researchers will conduct a cost-benefit analysis to estimate the time officers spend in court or on suspension as a result of negative interactions with citizens.

Testing and Evaluating Body-Worn Video Technology in the Los Angeles Police Department. In 2014, NIJ funded the Los Angeles Police Foundation to conduct an evaluation of body-worn video technology in the Los Angeles Police Department. Researchers will study how body-worn video technology is used in the field and its impact on police-citizen behavior and on crime. The study will address a number of questions that fall into five general categories:

  • Using body-worn video technology
  • Privacy concerns
  • Police legitimacy and changes in police services
  • Crime reduction
  • Use of advanced analytics

Among the sources of data that researchers will use are information on citizen complaints, use of force and crime. They also will conduct interviews and surveys with officers and interviews with citizens.

Primer on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement

Developed by the NIJ-funded NLECTC Sensor, Surveillance and Biometric Technologies Center of Excellence, A Primer on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement provides an introduction to body-worn camera systems. The 2012 report discusses the functions and features of body-worn camera systems and highlights issues and factors that law enforcement organizations should consider before and during implementation.

Technical Guidance on Body-Worn Camera Technologies

Agencies should consider how body worn cameras will meet their mission needs and requirements prior to procurement and use of the technology. To provide general guidance to law enforcement practitioners, NIJ, NIST and the FBI developed a table listing operating characteristics and associated functionality descriptions based on existing technical resources about criminal justice use of video.[5],[6] The operating characteristics and associated functionality descriptions in the table can help agencies determine what they need as they consider the commercial products available.

Market Survey of Body-Worn Cameras for Criminal Justice

The NIJ-funded NLECTC Sensor, Surveillance and Biometric Technologies Center of Excellence conducted a market survey on body-worn cameras for criminal justice. The survey, published in 2014, aggregates and summarizes information on a number of makes and models of body-worn cameras available today, including the approximate costs of each unit.

 

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The Top 5 Reason to Get Live GPS Tracking to Grow Your Business

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Wonder Why Everyone Seems to Be Adding GPS Tracking to Their Business Model?

Are you looking for a smart way to optimize your deliveries and ensure that your customers are supremely satisfied? Have you ever thought of GPS tracking for your service delivery vehicles? If not, you should.

GPS technology is changing the way businesses are shipping and receiving their products all over the world. Fleet tracking is becoming more of a necessity than just a convenience and here are some of the reasons why:

 

Increased Productivity: Increase the productivity of your drivers. By continuously monitoring your fleet, everyone will be held to the same standards and in return, your employees will be more productive.

 
Lower Insurance: Many insurance companies will lower your insurance premiums if they know you are tracking your assets.

 
 
 
Theft Recovery: Means exactly how it sounds. If your vehicle is stolen or lost, you can use the Live GPS Tracker to find its exact location.

 

 
Tax Write Off: If you have employees that use their own vehicles for deliveries and services, they can keep track of the mileage and use it as a tax write-off at the end of the year!


 

Extend the life of your fleet: By keeping track of your mileage on each vehicle in your fleet, you can in turn, keep track of when the vehicle needs to be maintained. This allows you to extend the life of your fleet, thus saving you money in the long run.

If you’re serious about optimizing your sales, increasing employee productivity and providing top-notch customer service, what are you waiting for?

Monitor your Inventory: Live GPS Tracking lets you monitor your product as it travels around within its supply chain.  This allows you to notify your clients to any traffic jams, or other delays that may happen on the fly

 

 

 

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Which Hidden Cameras are Better. P2P and P2I?

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P2P VS P2I.  What’s The Difference?

 

Wi-fi hidden cameras come with two options for their remote connectivity: peer to peer (referred to as P2P) and peer to internet (referred to as P2I.) Let’s dive a little deeper into these two kind of wi-fi connections.

For Peer to Peer there is no internet protocol (IP) channeling the data between your hidden camera and the viewing device. The hidden camera itself acts as a wi-fi transmitter and sends live video to your phone as long as it’s within range of the camera.

On the plus side:
• Makes setting up the hidden camera easy, just check your smart device to see what the camera sees.
• No need to access your IP address.
• No connection over the internet means your video is more secure.

Things to consider:
• Less remote capability as the video will stream only when your smart phone is in range of the camera.

For Peer to Internet the user connects a smart phone to the hidden camera through a router and network SSID. Add the app to as many devices as necessary so that more than one person can monitor the video feed. Users with long term hidden surveillance needs can really benefit from a Peer to Internet connection.

On the plus side:
• Very little limitation to remote access of the data.
• Easy for more than one person to monitor the hidden camera remotely.Things to consider:
• Set-up is more complicated as access to the user’s IP settings is necessary.
• Bandwidth is a consideration as narrow bandwidth, or several devices using the same router, can affect the video’s clarity.Our SleuthGear Zone Shield and Xtreme Life Wi-Fi Hidden cameras offer both P2P and P2I connections and our technicians are ready to handle any tech difficulties that arise after your purchase.  Just send us an email with any questions you may have.

 

What is The Best Hidden Camera to Buy?

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Which is Better?  Wi-Fi Streaming Technology That’s  Viewable in Realtime, or Standalone Hidden Cameras That Record to an SD Card?

wifi vs dvr hidden camera comparison

 

Having been in the business of hidden surveillance for some time we have seen a huge rise in wi-fi devices using apps that allow users to stream the feed from their hidden cameras. At the same time there has been a decline in demand for the traditional stand-alone devices that record captured video to a memory card for later review. Wi-fi technology (sometimes, and not always correctly, referred to as the internet of things) certainly seems convenient and flashy but sometimes value is in the eye of the beholder. Do stand-alone DVRs still have a place in the market and in homes? Let’s talk about a few of the pros and cons of each while determining how to spend that hard earned money.

Our battery powered stand-alone hidden cameras and AC powered hidden DVRs have been used reliably for over a decade. Its set-up is relatively simple, a few clicks with the included remote sets time and date, motion activation preferences, recording time. Simply remove the memory card, pop it into your computer and review your captured video as easily as surfing social media. If we’re making comparisons this hidden camera DVR is the 1989 Chrysler LeBaron that your parents let you drive in high school. Sure it’s a bit stripped down but it won’t leave you stranded wondering what your teenagers are doing down in the basement. And speaking of teenagers in the basement, this DVR is no Snapchat nightmare waiting to happen…. a hidden camera that’s not connected to the internet is almost impossible to hack.

Now we all want to grow out of that ’89 LeBaron at some point. And the shiny new Acura bought with our first grown-up paycheck sure looks nice sitting in the driveway. But in time we’re bound to find out that all its bells and whistles mean there’s more to maintain. The same principles apply to wi-fi electronics. While we want all our wi-fi gadgets to work without fail, a hidden camera is not an iPhone. For the best user experience we have a couple of suggestions: First, determine if you need Peer to Peer (P2P) or Peer to Internet (P2I) connectivity. Our Zone Shield and Xtreme Life cameras can work with either. For a P2P connection the camera’s own wi-fi module generates a signal that you can stream on an app as long as you’re in range of the camera. It’s great for checking on nap time while trying to get that last little bit of yard work done.

For a P2I connection the camera connects through your router using your network SSID just like any home automation device. Our wi-fi hidden cameras do come with 720p resolution but that HD resolution also means they have a pretty hefty appetite for bandwidth when connected via P2I. Think about how many wi-fi devices are plugged in at your house…. tablets, phones, TV receivers? Our wifi module has a strong signal but it’s only as good as your router signal. For the best results we recommend setting the camera to VGA 640×480, the higher the definition the more bandwidth your camera will chew up.

Fortunately our Zone Shield and Xtreme Life families have both stand-alone DVRs and wi-fi connected hidden cameras available. Refer to the table below to determine if your hidden surveillance problems can be solved with the hidden camera equivalent of a spiffy Acura or a reliable Chrysler.

 

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$12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

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In a shocking video that was shown to the jury at trial, two nursing home aides appeared to stuff a latex glove into the mouth of a 96-year-old nursing home resident. The resident was sitting in a wheelchair. The undercover video helped change laws in many states. Families can legally hide cameras inside their loved one’s room.

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New Diversion Safes Available Now!

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Our diversion safes are popular, everyday products. The companies that manufacturer them are constantly updating their brands which is a great thing. I mean think about it, whose going to have a can of pasta sauce or can of coke from 2010 in their pantry? People want what can be found in stores “today”.

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JIF Peanut Butter Diversion Safe

 

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The New Smoke Detector Hidden Camera with Wifi Remote Smart Phone and Internet Viewing

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Zone Shield Wi-Fi cameras allow easy remote viewing anywhere on the free EZ-See app. Event notifications alert you when the hidden camera has noticed activity at your home or office. Connect multiple cameras and view live streaming video from all devices on your tablet, smart phone or PC.

The New Smoke Detector Hidden Camera with Wifi Remote Smart Phone and Internet Viewing Its motion activated sensor springs to life faster than any other covert system so there’s no chance of missing an intruder. Because you never know when someone in your home will harm your family or your property the SleuthGear Xtreme Life is the right product to have if you don’t know when you’ll need it.
Up to 30 days of operation in standby mode on a single battery charge. Because it can work without wires, it can be placed anywhere and the PIR (heat sensor) conserves energy so that there is little worry of battery failure.  Its Just Like our Xtremelife Version, but Better!

 

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