Today is International Women's Day. Here's what we're doing to #PressforProgress

Posted by Brandy Shaffer on 3/8/18 11:00 AM

A Guest Post by Axon's Brandy Shaffer, the Product Manager for Axon Signal Sidearm and UAS. She also leads our Diversity & Inclusion committee.

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the achievements of women all over the globe. We are in a unique spot this year because there is strong global momentum towards gender equality. Yet, we're still too far from where we need to be. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap 2017 report showed that gender parity across the world continues to widen and will now take over two centuries to achieve. Two centuries.

Global Gender Gap
(Image courtesy of World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2017)

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The importance of practicing with your TASER device

Posted by Anthony Carli on 3/6/18 11:00 AM

In August, we conducted a survey of 479 randomly selected TASER Self-Defense customers and found that 25% of TASER product owners have never practiced firing their device. Over 40% have only practiced dry-firing their device. Most staggeringly, 22% of users said they were not confident in their ability to use their device. We consider that to be 22% too many!

Chart on How many people practice using their TASER Device

(Survey of randomly selected customers conducted via email in August 2017, n= 479)

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What's the Difference Between TASER Devices and Stun Guns?

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/27/18 11:00 AM

Everyone's got their own idea on what a “taser” is, but as the exclusive manufacturer of TASER devices, we thought we'd clear up the misconception once and for all.

TASER Device vs. Stun Gun

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Professional & Self-Defense TASER Devices - What you need to know

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/20/18 9:45 AM

Cops and security professionals carry them, and so can you. So what's the difference between what's in your holster and theirs? Check out this infographic to get the scoop on what differentiates TASER devices available to the public from those used in professional settings.

TASER Professional Series vs. TASER Consumer Series
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Anatomy of a TASER Pulse

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/13/18 12:00 AM

Before surgeons are given a license to wield a scalpel, they undergo years of education and training to understand where vital structures in the human body are located. Though the TASER Pulse is far less complex, there is still a benefit to understanding where important features are located, both inside and outside of the device, to help you build confidence in your ability to use it for self-defense. 

The Anatomy of a TASER Pulse

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6 Tips to Bring to your Valentine's Day Date

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/13/18 12:00 AM

Valentine's Day is upon us, can you feel it in the air? While we hope Cupid has helped you find your true love this week, we all know that dating these days can be a risky proposition. Although dating apps have helped strangers connect in meaningful ways, there is justifiable nervousness that exists before the first date. 

Valentines Day Safety

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TASER Terms and Vocabulary

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/6/18 12:00 AM

Providing you a useful list of lingo that we use when discussing TASER devices.

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Welcome to Training Tuesday!

Posted by Anthony Carli on 1/30/18 12:00 AM

We're coming at you every Tuesday with tips and best-practices to help you gain confidence with your TASER device. So, from now on, Tuesday is training day, people!

TASER Devices All Generations

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The 3 Best from CES

Posted by Anthony Carli on 1/17/18 12:00 AM

We headed up to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show® in a rainy Las Vegas last week to check out the latest and greatest consumer products designed with security and self-defense in mind. There were an overwhelming number of products on display, but only a few were designed to help keep you safe. Here are the 3 products that made us swoon, and will help keep you secure in 2018.

ripple safety

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When was the last time you checked the battery in your TASER device?

Posted by Jennifer Chan on 1/16/18 3:43 PM

In order to function properly, TASER devices need their batteries replaced every couple of years--depending on use. 

Check TASER Battery

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