PepperBall LifeLite Personal Protection Launcher Now Shipping and Available to The Public

United Tactical Systems, developer of the world’s leading non-lethal
professional and personal defense products, today announced that its
innovative and easy-to-use personal protection device PepperBall
LifeLite is now available to the public. PepperBall has been in use for
over two decades by more than 5,000 law enforcement and military
agencies, but has not been available to the public until now. PepperBall
offers an effective solution when lethal force is not warranted or
permissible and is ideal as a non-lethal option at home, places of
worship, while traveling, in schools and the workplace.

PepperBall LifeLite personal protection devices can be openly carried
and are user-friendly. These launching devices use CO2 cartridges to
accurately propel small, non-lethal plastic projectiles 60 feet at a
velocity of 270 feet per second. On impact, these projectiles burst open
to create a cloud of potent, debilitating pepper powder. The powder is
designed to painfully disrupt normal function of the eyes, nose, lungs,
and central nervous system, halting the immediate assault but without
causing permanent bodily damage. PepperBall need not hit the body to be
effective; the projectile can strike proximately and still overwhelm the
assailant. The technology can also impact assailants even when they are
not in the direct line of sight. Unlike pepper sprays and “stun
gun”-like devices, PepperBall LifeLite gives users the advantages of
time, distance, and accuracy. These in turn give users the confidence to
carry and use the device when necessary.

The PepperBall LifeLite is first being made available through the
company website at
The device will also be distributed through select channel partners in
the RV, outdoor recreation, and commercial trucking markets. Video of
the PepperBall LifeLite in use can be viewed at

School Security

PepperBall LifeLite is also ideal for the non-lethal defense of
schoolchildren, teachers, and staff. The PepperBall® Protect program
places the technology directly in the hands of school security
officials, who can safely store it in classrooms where it can will be
instantly available in the event of an attack. The program combines the
PepperBall® technology with comprehensive training from company and
local law enforcement officials, empowering users to operate this
life-saving defense technology knowledgeably and confidently. The
program can be tailored to fit existing emergency and lockdown protocols.

School districts are spending millions of dollars on surveillance,
lockout/lockdown and other security systems, but have not effectively
addressed the dilemma of how to subdue and stop an attack in progress.
PepperBall LifeLite provides a highly effective, non-lethal option that
empowers rank and file staff to protect themselves and their schools.
More information about this program can be found at

Home and Personal Use

Home invasion is a serious threat in the United States. According to the
US Department of Justice, approximately 1 million burglaries occur
annually with residents inside their home, with 27% of those residents
becoming victims of a violent crime. According to the FBI, 1 in every 36
homes is expected to be robbed based on recent statistics. Beyond
preventative measures like locks or passive measures like alarms,
PepperBall LifeLite™ provides residents with a form of security they can
use when a burglary is in process. It is also highly portable and can be
used while walking the dog, in the outdoors generally, or while in a

Outdoor and RV

Outdoor and RV enthusiasts can rest assured that they have an effective,
usable personal protection device should they encounter a serious threat
while in transit or at a campsite. From 2002 to 2007, the US National
Park Service statistics show 63 homicides, 240 rapes, 309 robberies, 37
kidnappings, and 1,277 attacks on their properties. Soft body armor and
guns are used today by an increasing number of national park rangers.
Many would be surprised to know that per capita, violent crime rates are
roughly the same everywhere—even in wilderness areas. Adding to the need
for effective personal defense in these remote or rural areas is an
absence of law enforcement patrols and assistance. Boaters are similarly
vulnerable, with piracy a rare but real danger.

Commercial Trucking

Commercial truckers face a number of occupational safety hazards that
include robbery and violence. A growing number of female truckers are
particularly vulnerable to violence including sexual assault. While long
haul trucking robberies and violence have long been problems in Mexico
and throughout Latin America, the United States has also seen a
significant rise in personal attacks on truckers as well as cargo

Workplace and Office

According to the Society For Human Resources Management, some 27% of
businesses have experienced at least one violent workplace incident. FBI
statistics show that 80% of active shooter incidents occur in the
workplace, with approximately 2 million people a year affected by some
form of workplace violence. The recent lethal attack on a Maryland news
organization, and countless other workplace violent acts where staff
have been injured or killed, underscores the need for employers and
office complexes to provide their personnel with the kind of stopping
power that the PepperBall LifeLite offers.

“We’ve spent a great deal of time and effort designing, developing,
testing, and perfecting PepperBall LifeLite, and it is now ready to
serve the public with enhanced safety,” said United Tactical Systems CEO
Ron Johnson. “We expect that there will be a significant and rising
demand for this as the public and channel partners become familiar with
its ease-of-use and effectiveness.”

According to Monte Scott, Director of Training at PepperBall, “Our
system is all about simplicity and ease-of-use in a hazardous situation.
Our research and customer testing with PepperBall LifeLite shows that
once they have had a couple minutes of experience with the launcher,
people are immediately confident that they can use it without
hesitation. To them it’s not something scary—it’s a straightforward and
useful tool.”

About PepperBall®

The PepperBall® system originates in a 1996 DARPA program. PepperBall®
projectiles are precision-manufactured with a proprietary outer shell
and live active irritant compound engineered to burst on impact into a
temporarily incapacitating cloud with no harmful impacts. PepperBall®
products are used by thousands of agencies across the U.S. and around
the world, and offer a true non-lethal alternative with an unsurpassed
safety record over thousands of incidents spanning 20 years. The company
delivers professional certified training for users, instructors and
armorers. PepperBall® engages with military agencies, law enforcement,
and Tier One industry defense and security partners to continue evolving
safe, versatile, effective variants for non-lethal solutions and
missions. PepperBall® is a registered trademark of United Tactical
Systems LLC, exclusive manufacturer and worldwide supplier of genuine
PepperBall® products. For more information about PepperBall® and its
products, please visit

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