Sometimes we look at something and say “That’s cheap what a bargain” and wonder why you should pay more for an item when you can get something similar for half the price. Well if you read the following article you will know why this is sometimes not the right way to go.
This week a man was sentenced to seven years in jail for shooting his best friend dead whilst they were testing some cheap “protective clothing” that the friend had just bought and believed it was bullet proof. This was not some drunken prank but a seriously stupid and irresponsible act that will haunt the man for the rest of his life. What’s more it happened in Cambridgeshire in the UK! You can read the details here http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/552501/Man-sentenced-to-seven-years-for-manslaughter-after-shooting-friend-dead and we hope that the information below will assist others who either need personal protection from bullets or knives or require re-assurance about the product that they are purchasing.
At www.spycatcheronline.co.uk we know that when it comes to keeping yourself safe there are no shortcuts and no cheap options. When we sell someone a bulletproof vest or anti-stab vest we know that we have a responsibility to make sure that everything we sell is a product that has undergone testing to acknowledged standards by an authorized test house. You cannot cut corners when it comes to keeping yourself, your staff or your clients safe. That is why when purchasing this sort of equipment you should never focus on price, it’s all about quality, reliability and protection levels. Having said that even knowing that we only offer protective vests of the highest quality and specification, we never suggest that our clients carry out their own tests. Why? Well, there are many obvious reasons and below are a few of them
- You will ruin a vest that you may need in the future.
- You need to make sure that you are carrying out the test under the correct conditions.
- It’s just stupid!
We carry a range of bullet proof vests covering from level 11 which are designed to protect against a 9mm handgun https://www.spycatcheronline.co.uk/covert-vest-lightweight-level-ii-and-anti-stab.html right through to level 111A jackets https://www.spycatcheronline.co.uk/bullet-proof-press-jacket-with-neck-groin-protection.html fitted with level IV plates designed to protect against 7.62 and armour piercing rounds https://www.spycatcheronline.co.uk/ceramic-plate-level-iv-protection.html
The advantage of buying products like these are that they are battle tested as we have supplied to almost every media organization over the past twenty years and they have been used in almost every major conflict during that time.
It may be that a customer just wants some ordinary looking street wear to protect themselves against slashing from a knife (not stabbing) or to protect their hands against a knife blade. Our sister company Bladerunner carries a huge range of Kevlar fibre based protective equipment which can be found on www.bladerunner.tv .
These are nervous times and, with recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere and we are finding a substantial increase in interest for personal protection equipment. Whenever we sell either bullet-proof vests, anti-stab or anti-slash clothing we always tell the customer that our sincere hope is that they never need to use them, but it is like insurance in that it’s better to have and not need it than to need it and not have it.