So my friend Richard from Mamaroneck, NY was on his terrace on the 5th floor of his condo and was playing poker on his Google phone on a table. When he went to go in for the evening, he picked up his cell at which point his scanner fell off the table and plunged (5) stories down and landed on a concrete driveway. He figured that when he went down the elevator to go outside to retrieve it, it will be broken into pieces but much to his surprise when he found it, the battery compartment cover was off the scanner and the (2) batteries were out of the scanner. He snapped the batteries back in place and the handheld survived with just a few scratches on the LCD screen and case. This is a true testimony that shows the quality and construction of a Uniden Bearcats quality and construction. I highly doubt it’s competitor could survive this.