Security baton can be made from wood, rubber, metal, or plastic. Security guards use them to maintain peace and order in areas they were employed to safeguard. Several designs are available, but of all, the solid steel baton happens to be the commonest. The baton is best for situations where other alternatives have failed, as they were designed majorly for self-defense. In dangerous situations, hold firmly and aim the weapon at specific body parts that would incapacitate the assailant. Security guards should be trained on using the weapon to achieve their goal without causing extreme damage or death. Some laws govern their use, and those laws should be taken into account before getting one.
This type of baton was designed for use by security guards and policemen. They are equipped with an anti-slip handle to ensure they do not get yanked away. The length increases with a button's flick or when collapsed; they could extend from about 8 inches to a very long 21 inches. The length offers the user great reach to keep the attacker away. The tail-end is equipped with a glass breaker that could be very helpful in rescuing people. Not only does the security baton extend, but it is also made of strong and durable steel that can immobilize and incapacitate an assailant when it is used to strike them.
A button triggers this baton to extend to its full length. It is equipped with an excellent spring mechanism that allows it to extend immediately and forcefully when you press the lever located on the handle. It guards the hands of the users while it's in use as a weapon. The rubber handle where the firing lever is located also has a switch that protects the user from accidental openings. Most automatic batons come with a belt loop, and the case makes it discrete and easy to move around with. It can extend up to 21 inches when the lever is pressed.
The improvements made in self-defense resulted in the birth of tactical batons that can be concealed and revealed when needed. Their concealment ability makes it very easy to use against attackers without revealing your true intentions until you get close to them in areas where they are most effective. Tactical batons, which are very strong, also expand when they are in use. They are very effective in neutralizing threats and diffusing delicate situations quietly. Some are also equipped with a flashlight that can be used in dark environments. Law enforcement agencies and security guards can use them to carry out their duty effectively.
The stun baton produces jolts of electricity to disarm the assailant. The voltage could be as high as ninety-seven million. This weapon was designed for self-defense, and the assailant can be warned from coming close by test-firing the weapon. If the user is under attack, the stun baton eliminates the attacker's risk of touching the weapon to disarm them as just a second of contact will deliver shocking currents throughout the attacker's body, which will cause contraction of muscles. Two seconds of contact will result in a spasm of muscles, which will immobilize the attacker for up to ten minutes, allowing you to escape. This weapon is equipped with a flashlight that provides clear visibility. The features differ based on the producers; some do not produce electricity when the flashlight is working.