United Tactical Systems, developer of non-lethal professional and personal defense products, is making its innovative and easy-to-use personal protection device, PepperBall LifeLite, available to the public.

PepperBall has been in use for more than 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.

“Our system is all about simplicity and ease-of-use in a hazardous situation,” said Monte Scott, Director of Training at PepperBall. “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.”

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 does not need to 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 www.pblifelite.com.  The device will also be distributed through select channel partners in the RV, outdoor recreation, and commercial trucking markets.