The Extreme College Safety Kit – Product Review

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In my opinion, the most valuable product offering in our self defense product repertoire is the Extreme College Safety Kit. Why you ask? Our college students are vulnerable to various crimes. Many times these “kids” are targeted for robbery, assault and sexual assault.

According to The US Department of Education’s (DOE) Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool, there were more than 5000 Forcible Sex Offenses reported on US Campuses in 2013. Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Burglary are also prevalent on US College Campuses. With nearly 16,000 burglaries, 2300 aggravated assaults, and 1600 robberies. Trend data from DOE shows a 46.76% increase in Forcible Sex Offenses reported on US Campuses from 2011 to 2013!

The Extreme College Safety Kit is a unique collection of self defense products designed to keep college students protected in every situation. The package includes four different pepper spray products; a disguised pepper spray that looks like lipstick, an auto-visor model, a key-chain unit and a personal size. The drowsy driver Nap Alarm is worn around the ear and designed to sound an alarm if you “nod off” while driving. The high decibel personal alarm will get much needed attention in an emergency. The door stop alarm and motion alert will secure an apartment or dorm room. The book diversion safe provides a place to hide away valuables. The cell phone light provides a nice, bright LED flashlight.

This package comes with a demonstration and training DVD. A quick demo shows you how to correctly use each product. Additionally, six special safety reports are included and provide both education and awareness to topics such as: college safety, rape reports, dorm or apartment safety, roommates, safe dating and college preparation for parents.

Every college student would be better off with this collection of self defense items. You can order the Extreme College Safety Kit or get more information HERE.

Why You Should Be Using Mace For Self Defense

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We will discuss why you should be using Mace for self defense in today’s post, but first some background information.

Modern day history of pepper spray started in 1973 when the FBI “worked to develop weapons grade material in the 80s”. In 1994, the N.Y.P.D. decided to adopt pepper spray as an anti-personnel weapon. So you can see the history of modern day pepper spray is relatively new.

The same ingredient that makes major topical arthritis creams so effective-capsaicin-usually at only 0.1% (most sprays are at least 10%)-is the major ingredient in all pepper sprays. It is a concentration of oleoresin capsicum which is the resin of cayenne pepper-one of the hottest peppers in the world. Other ingredients in pepper sprays can include CN teargas and a UV marking dye for assailant identification.

For any person who has been in the military, part of your basic training is being sprayed with pepper spray. The same is true for anyone who wishes to become a federal, state or local police officer. Getting to know how pepper spray feels is part of your training. It is not fun!

Here’s why you should be using Mace for self-defense.

The victim’s eyes clamp shut-not just because of the excessive tearing-but also the dilation of the capillaries.

It makes breathing difficult with immediate inflammation and swelling of the throat restricting the airway. Uncontrollable coughing and gasping for air is common.

And of course, the most famous is the pain caused by contact with exposed skin. Does it ever hurt!

There is also the sensation of the loss of balance and disorientation. Using Mace for self-defense is nasty stuff!

When your self-defense is on the line using mace for self-defense makes all kinds of sense. It is effective, legal, relatively inexpensive and Mace brand has the biggest selection and widest variety of pepper sprays in the industry.

Mace Maritime pepper gel is a good example. It uses a 1.4% major capsaicinoids formula that can fire 25 feet. The pistol grip canister contains 330 grams and can empty in six seconds.

What Is Oleoresin Capsicum?

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What is oleoresin capsicum? It is a funny sounding name; actually two words that comprise the essence of pepper spray. The two words are; oleoresin which means an oil holding resin in solution, and capsaicin which is the active ingredient in peppers that makes them hot. Capsaicin is the major ingredient in creams and lotions “commonly marketed to relieve muscle and joint pain.”

To rephrase it, oleoresin capsicum is the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world, the cayenne-combined with water, glycol and a propellant such as nitrogen to make it usable as a defense spray in a canister.

According to Wikipedia “Pepper spray, also known as OC spray, OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (meaning it can cause teary eyes and a runny nose) used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.”

Pepper spray is widely recognized as the largest selling, most popular self defense product in the world. In the United States it is legal in all 50 states with a few cities and states having restrictions.

It makes the eyes swell up and inflames the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract; it causes temporary blindness and a great deal of pain.

It is used for protection against human assailants and animal attacks, specifically dogs and bears. Every law enforcement officer in the country carries oleoresin capsicum on his utility belt as his first nonlethal protection tool. The U.S.P.S. issues defensive sprays to all of their letter carriers as their first line of defense against dog attacks.

For civilians, oleoresin capsicum is a favorite among both women and men because it is so effective, so inexpensive and so easy to use. It is over to 95% effective on average.

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We carry a very extensive line of oleoresin capsicum products from several different manufacturers in all price ranges.

Sexual Assaults On Campus-Most Involve Drugs Or Alcohol

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Here’s a story about campus Sexual Assaults where US representative Pat Meehan R-Delaware, convened regional experts on campus safety last month to discuss the issue and come up with policy recommendations on how to narrow the gap between the number of actually assaulted women and the number who choose to report it.

Nearly 20 percent of women attending college are sexually assaulted or victims of an attempted assault, yet only between 5 and 12 percent of them report the attacks.

“That gap is staggering,” he said. “That amount of victims is eye-opening. We have a responsibility to work collaboratively to assure that we not only prevent future sexual assault in an environment like a college setting, but we are able to respond more effectively to those victims.”
Many women are under the influence when the attacks occur, he said, resulting in “incapacitated assault.”

“Incapacitated assault means that there has been alcohol, drugs, some other kind of agent that may have influenced the ability of parties to be appropriately responsive,” Meehan said Monday.

It has been estimated that as much as 70% of all sexual assaults on college campuses involved drugs or alcohol or both.

We recommend that young women everywhere, but especially on a college campus, carry a self-defense product with them. Products that are on keychains are best because they’re more likely to be with you at all times.

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Two of the most popular models are this Mace Triple Action (shoiwn above) and this Sabre Keychain Model. (shown below)

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Pepper sprays can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes and are legal everywhere with a few cities and states having some restrictions.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Hurdle In Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence in a relationship is about as difficult a situation to handle as any. It is fraught with hurdles. This story is about one Domestic Violence Hurdle that typifies the problems with domestic violence.

It essentially talks about police involvement.

“When a police officer responds to a (domestic violence) call, the first thing he or she does is to separate the people involved and try to piece together what happened. The officers then attempt to discover who the main aggressor is in the situation. Ninety-nine percent of the time, that person is the male, but he and other officers have also seen females who instigate the violence.

Many times the victims of domestic violence do not cooperate with the police. Whether it’s because they are still in love with the aggressor or because the aggressor is the victim’s only source of income, there are many victims who do not want to press charges against their abusers and will not testify against them in court.

The question then becomes why do so many victims back away from filing charges when the police show up? Why do women choose to stay with their abusers rather than go out on their own and live a violence free life?

Research shows that it can take as many as seven attempts to leave a domestic violence situation before they actually leave.

Among the many internal and external factors play a role in the person’s choice to remain in an abusive situation are threats made against the victim or family members, cultural or religious beliefs, and a lack of resources such as a place to live or access to a stable income. Internally, the most consistent thing is that they suffer from poor self-image and confidence, which is what the abuser preys on.

The question for so many women is it easier to stay and put up with the abuse or leave? It is not easy to leave.
There are ways to identify the signs before it gets out of control, and there are plenty of resources if you’re feeling scared or alone.

Among many other things women need are nonlethal self-defense weapons.

This Sabre Pepper Spray is on a keychain and has a range of 10 feet with a ballistic stream delivery which reduces the chance for blowback.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Assaults On Women

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This is a story from the Blackpool Gazette in the United Kingdom about Assaults On Women.

The gist of the story is that, on average, a woman will be hit or threatened by a partner 35 times before she reports it to the authorities.

“Historically domestic abuse is a hidden crime. What happens within four walls, stays within four walls.”

The abuse does not have to be physical it can be emotional verbal or psychological abuse to have the same degrading impact.

One reason that women put up with it for so long is because they fear they have no option and that there is no place to go. With their shelters all over the place and help from professionals.

Another form of abuse is being overly protective and possessive, preventing you from leading a normal lifestyle.

“It is a difficult area to deal with, but there are a number of reasons why people don’t report, or change their mind, which we have to have an understanding of – and we do have an understanding of.

“We are trained to recognize those signs. It can be coercion, it can be ongoing threats of violence. There are a number of reasons why victims change their mind after reporting and although it does frustrate the process, we understand the reasons behind it.”

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If you are in a domestic abuse relationship, you don’t have to put up with it. You can develop an escape plan but most of all you need to learn how to protect yourself from further assaults. A self-defense pepper spray is one of the best ways you can do that.

The Wildfire Keychain Spray as shown here has an 18% solution of oleoresin capsicum the main ingredient in all pepper sprays. But 18% is nearly twice as hot as their competitors, making it more effective.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Popular Wildfire Defensive Sprays

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In today’s blog post we’re doing a review of the most popular Wildfire pepper sprays.

They all have an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum which makes them nearly twice as hot as most sprays. They are made and independently tested in the USA with many sizes and styles to choose from.

The most popular is this key ring spray that contains 25 half-second shots up to 12 feet away. It has a thumb lock safety to prevent accidental spraying and includes a UV marking dye for assailant identification. It has a built-in belt clip and key ring for easy carrying. It uses a rugged injection molded black hard case to protect the canister.

The second most popular wildfire pepper spray is this pepper gel spray and has a range up to 18 feet and uses less contaminating nonflammable formula that sticks to an attacker like glue. It has the same 18% concentration that all other wildfire sprays have. It has 40 half second bursts.

Pepper sprays are legal in all cities and states but a few cities and states have restrictions on them. Pepper sprays are the most popular self-defense product in the world because they are easy to use and so effective-at nearly 90% efficiency.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Domestic Violence-The Secret Killer

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Everyone knows about domestic violence as a criminal issue. But this article by Forbes magazine talks about it in a social, business and health context.

Read the whole story from Forbes magazine HERE.

The article makes the argument that “domestic violence reduces productivity leads to absenteeism and drives up health care costs” costing an estimated $8.3 billion was higher medical expenses and lost productivity.

“Nearly a quarter of employed women report that domestic violence has affected their work performance at some point in their lives. Each year, an estimated 8 million days of paid work is lost in the U.S. because of domestic violence” according to the article.

We’ve seen some progress since then, but the silence remains deafening. Every manager or business owner has a role to play in domestic violence if for no other reason than to improve the level of productivity of their business.

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves in a domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Sabre brand StopStrap Pepper Spray that has a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum with a stop strap that prevents the spray from being used against you, should it be taken away in a struggle.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Aussie Domestic Violence Crackdown

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If you think for one minute the United States is the only country that has a domestic violence problem think again!

Here’s a story out of Australia, where police in Alice Springs have made more than 280 arrests as part of an operation targeting domestic violence.

Read the whole story HERE.

For some reason domestic violence seems higher in this central Australian city where “statistics show Indigenous women are 45 times more likely to be victims of domestic violence than others in the Northern Territory.”

During the first six months of the operation police arrested 287 people in connection with 774 domestic violence offenses. Just in the last week 14 more people have been arrested for offenses including aggravated assault and breaching bail. Police say they will continue to work with family and community members to bring those responsible for domestic violence to justice.

It is not clear what brought this sudden aggressive action on domestic violence about. All we can say is, it’s about time.

Ending domestic abuse and sexual assault against women may be a pipe dream, but women need to learn how to defend themselves-which is reality.

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves in a domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and comes in a variety of colors with a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Young Women And Relationship Violence

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About 10 years ago the Liz Claiborne Corporation did a comprehensive study about teenage dating and the perils associated with it such as assaults that are normally connected to domestic violence. Recently there was another study done and the conclusions and facts presented were almost exactly the same. What does that mean? That nothing has gotten better for young women in their dating relationships!

Teenage girls are at a high risk of relationship violence. Some of the facts are:

1. 15% of high school girls reports being abused by their boyfriends;

2. Date rape which accounts for 70% of sexual assaults reported by adolescents in college;

3. 38% of those are between 14 and 17;

4. One in three teen dating relationships has a physical aggression component.

5. Nearly 75% girls have reported some sort of emotional partner violence.

One of the points raised in this most recent study is that young women really have no place to learn what is normal and what is not normal in a dating relationship. When these young women talk to their friends many of them are experiencing the same thing so they tend to think that abuse is a normal thing.

Recently Pres. Obama announced from the White House the formation of the new task force looking into sexual assaults on college campuses. Those statistics haven’t changed much over the years either, with one for women being a target for sexual assault in her four years at a University.

Has your daughter been involved in a dating relationship that went bad?

Some signs that your daughter may be in an abusive relationship include:

1. Not spending time with her usual friends;

2. Fewer friends on Facebook;

3. More withdrawn personality or less bubbly and engaged than usual;

4. Changes in appearance style or activities;

5. Obvious physical signs of abuse;

6. Defensive, angry attitude about current physical status.

For young women we recommend that they take a basic self-defense training course to learn how to defend themselves in just about any situation and then obtain and learn how to use a self-defense product such as a pepper spray.

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This Pepper shot brand Lipstick Pepper Spray is one of the most effective disguised self-defense product because inside this lipstick container is one half ounce pepper spray enough for 10 half-second shots up to 6 feet away. It is available in five colors.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Military Women: Sexual Assault And Harassment Remain

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As the military tries again to deal with an epidemic of sexual assaults, these three service members have witnessed the problem firsthand. They know what happens when those who are victimized try to report assaults. They have seen commanders look away or worse.

You can read the whole story HERE.

“The Senate is drafting its annual defense bill this month, including a provision that would strengthen how the Pentagon handles sexual assaults and harassment. Military leaders oppose a plan that would remove discretion from commanders to overrule juries in some of these cases, but a tougher proposal offered by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is gaining bipartisan support.

They, and those trying to help victims, all agree on one thing — these problems won’t be fixed until the commanders of those committing the assaults no longer have the power to decide who is punished. In the military, for crimes from DUI to sexual assault, the commander, under the advice of a lawyer, decides whether a case will be handled administratively, through non-judicial punishment, such as a pay decrease or reduction in rank; or whether it will go to trial and what the charges will be.”

The best way for anyone to defend themselves against an assault is with a Fox labs
Pepper Spray which are some of the hottest in the world with 5.3 million Scoville heat units and contains 10 half-second bursts up to 10 feet away.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided premium pepper spray Self Defense Products and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Parking Lot Safety-Safety Tip Of The Week

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Statistics show that an inordinate number of assaults and robberies occur in parking lots-specifically mall parking lots and grocery store parking lots. The reason for this may not seem obvious but there is a good reason. Sexual perverts and robbers who do these kinds of assaults prey on women who are distracted coming out of a grocery store or out of a mall.

How are they distracted? The easiest way is talking on a cell phone. People who talk on a cell phone are concentrating on the call they are making and are not paying attention to their surroundings, which is the cardinal sin of victims. Other ways that women are distracted is with her kids or talking to friends.

Predators look for these signs when they choose a victim.

Would you think to look around and underneath your vehicle before you get in?

If you’re walking to your car in a darkened parking lot and someone approaches you from behind asking for anything what would you do?

Prevention is usually the best way to avoid a crime. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t talk to strangers. Go with a friend. If you feel the least little bit uncomfortable ask store security for an escort to your car.

And always carry the self-defense product with you like a stun gun, pepper spray or personal alarm.

We like the Fox Pepper Sprays because they are hotter than competing brands.

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The Small Fry Stun Gun shown above is one of the most powerful and yet one of the smallest available.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided quality stun Self Defense Products and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Egyptian Women Again Victims Of Sexual Assault In Public

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Human Rights Watch says at least 91 women have been raped over four days a week ago in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a central site of recent mass protests that have shaken the country’s political leadership.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

In another story “While the world is focusing on the political fall-out of millions of people taking to the streets in Egypt, women and girls protesting in the vicinity of Tahrir Square are, time and time again, being sexually attacked by mobs, with authorities remaining idle.”

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

One of our big selection of Pepper Sprays can help women defend themselves in any situation. A pepper spray can disable an assailant for as much is 45 minutes without any long-lasting damage

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Every police officer in the country carries a pepper spray on his utility belt and often resorts to pepper sprays his first nonlethal self-defense. If it’s good enough for them, why wouldn’t it be good enough for you?

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided quality stun Self Defense Products and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Sexual Assaults Awareness And Causes

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Here are two articles about sexual assault. The first one is from the University of North Carolina, where students are trying to raise awareness about sexual assault

On April 11, the University of North Carolina Wilmington organized its first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. More than 400 students participated in the event to spread awareness about domestic and gender violence as well as sexual assault.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

The more educated younger generations are about domestic and sexual violence, the less likely they are to undertake violent acts.

In the second story, it is postulated that violence in adult starts in a very early age which the exposure to high rates of violence for kids in their everyday lives.

Children in the United States are exposed to a high rate of violence in their everyday lives, according to a new national survey.
The survey found that children wander through a world of violence that runs the gamut from school bullying and playground assault to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

You can read the whole story HERE.

The best way to defend yourself against sexual assault is with one of our
Sabre pepper sprays that are used by the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies.

Please take a look at all of our other Pepper Sprays.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided effective personal alarm Self Defense Products) and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Sexual Assaults In The Military

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Assaults in the military have received a lot of publicity lately. It was reported that 26,000 cases of sexual assault happened in the military last year. Like most sexual assaults less than 10% are actually reported

You can read the whole story HERE

Female senators are on track to try and pass legislation. But as the story says
“Female senators pushing legislation to curb sexual assaults in the armed forces confronted opposition from top military officials and their own leadership on how to change the way cases are investigated and prosecuted.”

To me that indicates it’s could be a very uphill battle to get things to change.

One of the best ways that you can defend yourself against any kind of sexual assault or any kind of assaults is with one of our Wildifre Defensive Sprays.

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Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided effective personal alarm Self Defense Products) and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.