How Safe Are TASER Weapons?

TASER Smart Weapons help protect life. They're the safest and most effective weapons we've developed yet and offer advanced features like the TASER X2's warning arc, charge metering and more.

When we built the TASER Smart Weapon, our engineers had three thoughts in mind: safety, accountability, and performance. Unlike their predecessors, our Smart Weapons are built on an all-digital platform. They have the ability to regulate charge output, perform health checks, update firmware over the web, and provide analytics displaying how and when someone uses the weapon.

Confidence In Court

“I was called to be an expert witness for a case where a violent, drug-intoxicated subject was subdued with a TASER X2. The subject filed an intent to sue for excessive use of force. While in court the TASER X2’s firing logs were presented as evidence, corroborating the deputies’ accounts and helping prevent a lawsuit from developing.”

Kevin Sailor, Westminster PD

Improved Data & Analytics

Our Smart Weapons technology features improved data and analytics, letting you get to the truth of what happened at an incident. Through Evidence.com, you can view numerous details and data on how Smart Weapons were used with these important records:

  • Event Logs: Saves every user action for your record-keeping, including safety activation, and trigger event duration with times, dates, and battery life.
  • Pulse Logs: Displays a pulse-by-pulse record of weapon output.

Research & Safety

The numbers tell the story, TASER products save lives, prevent injuries, reduce litigation, and save agencies a lot of money. More than 700 reviews have affirmed the safety and life-saving value of TASER technology as a safer, more effective use of force.

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Saving Lives

TASER weapons exist to save lives. Law enforcement officials rely on our weapons to protect life, and we continue to innovate today, leading the world in electrical weapons technology. Our Smart Weapons specifically target the motor nerves that control movement, which enhances the effectiveness of restraint while minimizing harm—an alternative far superior to using firearms in many contexts.

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Houston Study

In a longitudinal study, the Houston Police Department saw TASER devices help decrease workers' comp claims by 93%. Deploying alternative means of force has also shown to reduce suspect injuries by as much as 60%.

Wake Forest

A 2009 Wake Forest University study concluded that 99.75% of suspects subjected to a TASER weapon had no significant injuries, demonstrating that the TASER device is the safest use-of-force option for police.