Is all oc Pepper sprays the same?
A word about pepper spray effectiveness:
As you know, there are many self-defense sprays on the market today. Pick up a few packages, and you will see that their effectiveness is advertised and presented in a few different ways. Of course, common sense tells us that what really matters most is how hot is the spray that hits the attacker? In marketing the effectiveness of their pepper spray products, some manufacturers stress the amount of OC (Oleoresin Capsicum--shown as a percentage) in their spray. Others stress the SHU (Scoville Heat Unit) value of the OC contained within the spray, or they use a combination of the two. Security Plus believes that neither method is a true and accurate measurement of effectiveness. This is why:
The OC percentage is, simply put, the percentage of OC contained within the defense sprays formulation. A spray that advertises a 10% OC content simply contains 10% OC (active ingredient), and 90% inactive ingredients. What this percentage does not tell you, however, is the potency, or hotness, of the OC AFTER it is blended with its inactive ingredients.
Stressing the SHU value, or potency, of the OC is another measure used by manufacturers. This value is simply the strength of the OC before it is diluted in the remainder of the solution. Sure, the OC in a spray may come from peppers with a 2,000,000 SHU value, but what percentage of the final formula actually contains OC?
Bottom Line? Neither the OC percentage nor the SHU rating are accurate measurements of the strength of the formula inside a can of pepper spray! Simple math would tell you that a 10% OC formula manufactured from 2,000,000 SHU strength OC should yield a spray with a 200,000 SHU, right? Unfortunately, chemistry is not that simple of a science! While advertising the simple math is not necessarily an outright lie, it is very misleading.
The only true and accurate way to measure a sprays potency is to measure it AFTER it leaves the nozzle.
This is why Security Plus had other sprays independently tested and rated on how they perform when they leave the can, not on what the base formulation is before it is blended with other ingredients. That is why Security Plus advertises the actual Nozzle SHU of their defense spray: the strength of the spray after it leaves the nozzle. They also had an independent lab test the formulas of the competing sprays. Compared with what these other brands advertise, the results are surprising! Only Security Plus guarantees the strength of the spray when it leaves the can!
Security Plus is the ONLY company that fully guarantees its OC spray heat rating. Security Plus realized that the safety of their friends and family were at stake with their products. That is why they developed a line of new defense spray formulations that you, your friends and your family could depend on at any time. Security Plus is so confident of the effectiveness of their spray formulas, that they actually guarantee it, 100%.
Here are a couple of examples:
The Security Plus 15% formulation, is now called Model 18: Guaranteed at least 180k nozzle SHUs.
The Security Plus 10% formulation, is now called Model 12: Guaranteed at least 140k nozzle SHUs.
Compare Security Plus Brand Nozzle SHUs with the competition!
We believe that an educated consumer is a wise consumer. What to buy for your personal
self-defense, and that of your loved ones, is an important decision. We want to help you make it a wise one.
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Quality & Effectiveness of Your
OC (Pepper Spray)
Quality & Effectiveness Claimed
90% of pepper sprays on the
market claim an unrealistic, false
and/or unsubstantiated true
The math you use for this is really
very simple. If the OC spray claims
10%, then you multiply the SHU
rating by 10% and that will tell
you what you should get out of
the nozzle, or business end, of
your pepper spray.
It looks like this.
If the product label claims:
15% OC at 2 million scoville heat
units (SHU), you multiply the
claimed SHU by the claimed
percentage of OC.
X 15% (or .15)
= 300,000 true SHU
X 5% (or .05)
= 265,000 true SHU
Use the same formula for ANY
OC spray that claims an OC %
and an SHU. Then compare it
to our Tru-Temp Index Chart.
What you will discover is that
MOST OC sprays dont even
come close to their claimed heat rating.
Are you getting what you paid for?