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BarnofTerror Noblesville
07-17-2012, 05:20 PM
We are having one long dark hallway that i thought would be a fun addition to have shock pads. I have seen them on haunted house websites selling for $85 and up but has anyone used pet shock pads like this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shock-Mat-for-Indoor-Pet-Training-60-By-12-Inch-/251051931457?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a73dc7741#ht_4131wt_1110
with any success?


Ryan

screamforadream
07-17-2012, 05:38 PM
I feel like those are the shock mats haunt companies charge that much money for haha. Fresh coat of paint and it's black!

Chalk it up $40 and make an easy buck.

But that's all just theory lol, neat find!

Allen H
07-17-2012, 05:38 PM
They are the same thing, just redressed from one company to another in most cases. Order one and shock yourself if its fine then get the ones you need. I have used them with success by the way.

BrotherMysterio
07-18-2012, 12:45 AM
They are the same thing, just redressed from one company to another in most cases. Order one and shock yourself if its fine then get the ones you need. I have used them with success by the way.

Are there any stipulations in their use, like can pose a potential hazard to those with pace-makers, and so on?

C.

Allen H
07-18-2012, 02:22 AM
Go to the website and look or order one and read the warnings, I cannot say here as legally it would be unwise. always do your own research, no ones answer aside from the manufacturer should count in your world.

BrotherMysterio
07-18-2012, 06:35 AM
Go to the website and look or order one and read the warnings, I cannot say here as legally it would be unwise. always do your own research, no ones answer aside from the manufacturer should count in your world.

But in other words, read the labels and all warnings, take every prescribed precaution, do my due diligence, and don't just throw one down in a hallway, plug it in, and walk away. Definitely know what I'm dealing with before I use it.

Have you personally had any problems with them?

C.

Allen H
07-18-2012, 07:23 AM
"I have used them with success by the way" no sir, no problems.

BrotherMysterio
07-18-2012, 07:26 AM
"I have used them with success by the way" no sir, no problems.

That's what I surmised, but thought I would ask to be sure. I'm looking at it for a show this season.

C.

Frightener
07-18-2012, 09:09 AM
I was talking about these just the other day with the wife. We were wondering how hard they zapped and if anyone got PO'd because of them. I'm assuming it's all good then?

Think I'll put a few in my dark maze.

Dewayne

BigT
07-18-2012, 04:57 PM
I was going to use them as well this year in our maze but the wife wouldn't let me. She said it was cruel to humans! LOL

I did get shocked by a few and while they give you quite a jolt, its all low amperage stuff. Remember its the amperage that kills you - not the voltage! (or something like that)

zombietoxin
07-18-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm sitting here imagining our squeeze hall lined with these on both sides, and even though I know there would be hell to pay, I'm still grinning at the thought...

tell me you're not grinning too...:D

BigT
07-19-2012, 04:18 PM
Yeah I've been grinning ever since TW when I looked at this things and thought "oh man, perfect for the maze." I might put them in next year anyway!

Frightener
07-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Um, has anyone thought of combine these with a firecracker electrical box?


I mean, I've never used them and haven't seen the two paired yet. But, if the firecrackers are dangerous, maybe make the patrons plug something in, in a manner of which they'll touch the mat.

I'm not even sure you can time the two together to make the effect, but I think (at first thought anyways) it would be killer.


Dewayne

Wellinton
07-19-2012, 07:46 PM
Do Haunts in the US have to warn a customer there are shock mats in the House?

BrotherMysterio
07-19-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm not even sure you can time the two together to make the effect, but I think (at first thought anyways) it would be killer.

Pressure pads under the shock mat to trigger the electrical box.

C.

Marr Branch
07-19-2012, 08:04 PM
I can not remember the guys with the shockmats at transworld. They had a small dark maze set up, with flash crackers, and shock mats. They give me there card and I lost it. When I was looking for there card I did find HauntPhoto.com's card, which by the way had a hot chick at there booth taking the photos. Vendors get HOT chicks to work you're booth, I might not loose you're info.

tonguesandwich
07-20-2012, 02:12 AM
U can get them clear for a couple bucks more...http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3452

Hell House 666 LLC
07-21-2012, 06:40 PM
These sound dangerous.

I think these kill dogs/

Allen H
07-22-2012, 12:22 AM
Do you have an article you can link to
hell house or are you making stuff up?

Hell House 666 LLC
07-22-2012, 12:43 AM
Ill post this link later.

Frightener
07-22-2012, 03:30 PM
These sound dangerous.

I think these kill dogs/

Seeing as to how these things were made and sold to; keep dogs and pets off of the furniture, and for other various training purposes, I highly, severely doubt they kill any kind of dog.


Allen, I'm starting to see your reasoning for your other post regarding hell house. I'ma just shake my head and go carve some foam.

Dewayne

IF YOUR 555
07-22-2012, 05:18 PM
I can not remember the guys with the shockmats at transworld. They had a small dark maze set up, with flash crackers, and shock mats. They give me there card and I lost it. When I was looking for there card I did find HauntPhoto.com's card, which by the way had a hot chick at there booth taking the photos. Vendors get HOT chicks to work you're booth, I might not loose you're info.

That was Pure Terror Products, ask for Bob.

Howie Slobber Erlich
07-23-2012, 08:19 AM
I had some that I used for a few years. The shock is similar to a heavy static shock like rubbing your feet on carpet then touching someone. I never had any complaints but their always were a bunch of customers talking about it when the left the haunt. They are worth the money if you have an area that is totally dark and that will force them to be touching the walls. Also, it will not hit every customer that touches it. Once they "shock" it takes a couple seconds to reset so, you may get a couple people in the group while the rest never feel a thing. That makes for some funny banter as well between the customers. "Did you feel that shock?" "No, you're crazy there was no shock."

Howie Slobber Erlich
Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction
www.deadlyintentionshaunt.com

Frightener
07-23-2012, 09:39 AM
We'll still probably get some. However my wife was concerned about pacemakers? Should it be ok for those folks or no? We're still getting a banner made and that's going to be one of the cautions, about pacemakers and such.


Dewayne

scottylmt
07-23-2012, 11:36 AM
An option here would be a section where they have to crawl. You could have your sign just before, warning them anybody w heart problems or can't crawl. Take the "left" path... others take the "right."

Then you line the crawling path with these things lmao

Trail of Terror
08-03-2012, 12:06 PM
I was talking about these just the other day with the wife. We were wondering how hard they zapped and if anyone got PO'd because of them. I'm assuming it's all good then?

Think I'll put a few in my dark maze.

Dewayne


They put a pretty good zap on you... I need to find a way to turn it down... it made me not want to touch it again... the zap went up my arm pretty good

Frightener
08-03-2012, 01:38 PM
If you don't want to touch it again, I'd probably leave it out then. I mean, if it was a softer jolt, sure I'd try but ehh.
I want as many of my customers to be as happy as possible when they leave. I don't know how high of a ratio I can keep if it's that big of a jolt, ya know. Just sounds harsh to me.
I know some folks take shocks differently, but ... well I don't know. Don't want to risk it.


Thanks for reporting ToT.

Dewayne

Trail of Terror
08-03-2012, 05:47 PM
i am going to try to wire a dimmer switch to it and see if it makes it just a buzz... I wont put it in my haunt like it is now...I am the same way way everyone happy not pissed

Michael Inks
11-06-2012, 01:39 PM
We used shock mats this year in a long dark hallway. While it's a fun effect, we did have several complaints from 'concerned' patrons that we had an electrical short, or that the shock was dangerous. After explaining that it's powered by a 9 volt battery, they would calm down... but... meh... not sure it's worth the trouble to use them again. You know, the PR theory that if you have to explain yourself, you've already lost.

If we used them again, we'd probably do the old "Don't Touch This!" gag so that it was obvious that the shock was intentional and not the result of shoddy wiring.

Vengence
11-06-2012, 04:47 PM
I used one of these for the first time this season. I tended to forget about it because it was one more thing to turn on or just left it on and the 9v battery seemed to last all season. Although on two occasions the control box was ripped off the wall from what I suspect was unhappy customers who were shocked. If I were to do it again I'd install the control box somewhere they couldn't reach or get access to and get the DC adaptor, plug it into a circuit that gets turned on with the rest of the show lighting.

Jim Warfield
11-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Which may even fool an experienced Electrician into believing they just heard a 220 Volt dead-short, is what I nave and it works to scare almost anybody, everybody! No free , searching voltage looking for wet meat, either

Joe P
11-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Normally its no more than getting zapped after walking on carpet with socks on and grabbing the doorknob. Plus they should have settings. I have used them every year, even put on on the exit door.....I know I am mean. But it was hilarious

BigT
11-10-2012, 09:09 PM
Hey Jim I am curious what you used for the sound effect. You said earlier in a post something about a paint scraper??

MillersThrillers
02-16-2013, 12:18 AM
What if this is used at an outdoor haunt? Would the moisture cause any problems with these? Would still have them covered to avoid rain but not covered on the sides which will have moisture in them. Any thoughts?!

Haunt Bob
02-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Yes customers may complain about the static shock. But if you every come to Pureterror Screampark we mist the costumers and then shock them. We have installed over 300 shock mats each of our 3 haunts has about 100 shock mats. Yes, some may say it's over kill and the customers won't come back to your haunt. But we found that being an extreme haunt in New York works for our market. Year after Year people ask if we still have the shocking things and tunnels that you crawl in and out of and the answer YES. Our past guest keep coming back for more and the best marketing is word of mouth and guess what people are talking and bring more and more people back to Pureterror each season. Here's my advice at Pureterror we have Pa speakers playing a per-recorded message letting all customers know what there about to experience in each haunt. We don't give all the scary surprises away of each haunt. But we do state all the questionable experiences they are waiting in line for. We know that everyone in our lines are aware of the shock mats , wall poppers that are 80 plus db , crawling tunnels (yes we have bypasses ) water effects that will get you wet , extreme hot rooms which can be well over 100 degrees (which also by the way warm and dry our guest) so warning your costumers with signage , Recorded Messages , Line Actors scaring and informing customers that they are about to get shocked and all that helps to make your customers even more worried and aware. Hell our line actors eat hissing cock roaches , worms , fake poo ( We think it's fake ha ha ha ) right in front of all our customers throwing hand full of roaches and worms at them by the way it's only rice that were throwing at them. The point I'm trying to get a cross to everyone reading this post is as long as your not hiding what will and may happen inside the haunt. Customer just knowing something like a static shock is going to get some or all of there group can and will make your customers experience that more intents then some 18 year kid jumping out and banging on a wall although that works as well :) I will try to answer every question on this tread

Yes, the shock mats can and are used for dogs & cats

Yes, You could purchase the shock mats online from a pet company ( But most of there sizes 12 inches by 60 inches which really isn't good coverage. Pureterror Products sells the 2 foot by 4 foot which is better coverage for a haunt wall. I'm sure you can find this size online but you won't find it any less then what Pureterror Products sells them for at Transworld

We will have tons of Shock Mats for sale at Transworld and anyone reading this post just bring us printed proof or show us on your phone with the website with the lower pricing and we will Beat it with a lower price.

This guarantee goes for everything we sell at Transworld so if you see it at a lower price from another Vendor or Online Store Pureterror Products will Beat it.

Come visit us at Transworld 2013 Booth # 524 Everything we sell we have available for cash and carry,we can ship for you or you can ship right from the ups store across the street from the America Center at a discounted rate. No waiting for your purchases with Pureterror you get it on the spot.

Thanks,
Bob Nordquist
Pureterror Products
Pureterror Screampark
290 Larkin Dr Ste#103
Monroe NY 10950
845-391-0071 Office
866-284-2485 Fax