Make Personal Safety A Top Resolution This Year

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Well another year has come and gone. As we embark on the new year, it is wise to reflect and review on the past year. Did we meet our goals and objectives? Personal safety is an area that is often overlooked. Are you vulnerable to a would-be criminal? Is your wife or children an easy target? Most of us find ourselves consumed by our day-to-day lives. The last thing on our minds is falling victim to an assault, robbery, rape or home invasion. Unfortunately, for many of us it only becomes a priority after we’ve been directly affected.

I challenge you to make personal safety a top resolution in 2016. Here are some tips to help you be successful.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Keep your eyes open and trust your gut feelings. If you feel something’s not right, it probably isn’t right
  • Stay in well lit and populated areas. Don’t even think about walking through an alley-way to save time.
  • Walk with confidence and purpose. Know where you are going and if you get lost, make it look like you know where you are. Don’t allow yourself to be easily surprised.
  • If you’re being followed, or see a person or group ahead you want to
    avoid, make changes in your path. Cross the street, walk in another direction, or duck into a well populated place.
  • In public or social situations work on keeping an eye on your surroundings. Keep your hands free, eyes and ears open. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by your smart phone or other activity that you loose touch with your surroundings.
  • Make eye contact. If you feel threatened or intimidated it’s natural to avoid eye contact. But looking someone straight in the face is the best deterrent. That eye contact may scare off a potential attacker because they fear you will be able to identify them.
  • Change things up often. If you are a walker, jogger or biker, it is best to change your route regularly. Plan out different routes and identify safe places you can go for help. If trouble arises, you can stop at these places and know you will be safe.
  • The “buddy system” works, use it. If at all possible, go places and do things in groups. If that’s not possible, there are several safety apps available that allow you to send contacts a text message with your location so they can track your safety throughout an activity. Some apps allow you to check-in or broadcast your current location to contacts through SMS messaging.

What happens when it’s too late. If you find yourself in a violent situation. Fight like your life depends on it. Having and using good quality pepper spray can stop a determined attacker quickly. Many law enforcement agencies consider pepper spray to be the most effective non-lethal personal security solution because of it’s ease of use and it’s high rate of effectiveness.

Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This is an article out of a magazine that caters to teenagers about sexual assaults on college campuses. You can read the whole story HERE.

We have been writing this topic for close to 10 years now, but it’s finally starting to get some traction in support all the way up to the White House was Pres. Obama calling on schools across the country to address the problem. He created a task force known as the White House Council on women and girls.

At the same time that was happening there was a series of reports that begin to surface about sexual assaults that were handled poorly by the administrations of some of the nation’s most prestigious schools. The reports painted a grim picture of the problem on the national level. Of course, this isn’t news to many students. In fact, some have been working diligently within their schools for years in an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault and the struggles between victims and administrators.

“It’s positive and powerful that there’s now federal language specifically addressing sexual violence, because the prevalence and nature of these crimes requires specialized attention and was not adequately addressed by existing violent crime law.”

There have been many attempts over the years to legislate a solution. Many students have come to realize that they are the answer not the federal government.

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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.

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”!

Sexual Assaults In The Military

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This is a story about Military Sexual Assaults and the scourge that it has on military personnel. According to the Women’s Bureau between 20% and 48% of all female veterans have been sexually assaulted.

This is been going on for a long time according to them but only recently as its severity been brought to the public’s attention.

In 2012 for example soldiers were 15 times more likely to be raped by a comrade than being killed by an enemy.

Two women U.S. senators are working to change that: Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand. We note with interest that no male senators joined the bandwagon. We feel certain that is just a coincidence. Gillibrand has criticized Pres. Obama for failing to issue stronger reforms to protect survivors of military sexual assault.

“According to the U.S. Defense Department, out of an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in 2012, only 3,374 were reported. The low reporting rate is unsurprising – 60 percent of victims stated that they experienced consequences for coming forward and only 302 perpetrators were actually prosecuted.

These rates echo those of civilian rape; however, there is a strong argument that this is not a societal problem but a military problem.”

The rape differential in the military reveals that the military sexual assault rate is lower than the rate of civilian rape but higher than any other military crime. The recruiting process serves to weed out those with criminal records, yet this does not appear to hold true for rates of sexual assault.

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves against sexual assault is with a self-defense item that is nonlethal. They are legal just about everywhere and are an inexpensive, effective way to defend yourself against any type of assault.

We always recommend a product that can be carried on a keychain that way it is with you at all times.

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The Mace PepperGard Keychain is a good example. It has 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away and contains a UV marking dye too.

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”!

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

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One week ago today Pres. Obama signed a memorandum creating a task force to combat sexual assaults on the nation’s college campuses. He gave the task force 90 days to draw some recommendations on how to deal with sexual assaults on college campuses-both on how to prevent them and how people respond to them-specifically law enforcement and University officials.

Read the whole story HERE

The White House released a report that shows that many female college student face this problem. Some of these staggering statistics are:

1. One in five women have been assaulted in college.

2. 12% of those victims report that they were sexually assaulted.

3. 22 million American women have been raped in her lifetime.

4. 98% of perpetrators are male.

5. Almost all of the perpetrators are known to the victim-mostly because they are classmates.

“One of the major points of the report shows that the judicial response to sexual assaults has been inadequate, noting the lack of prosecutions and convictions. The report also notes that victims of sexual assault could suffer from depression or other physical ailments because of the abuse.”

Students from several major universities have filed complaints under title IX and the Clery Act.

We have been writing about this issue for years and feel it’s about time somebody high on the food chain took notice. The White House is calling for a culture shift on sexual assaults on college campuses. We wish them luck.

The best way to defend yourself against the sexual assault on campus or anywhere for that matter is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We specifically recommend a product that’s on a keychain because that way it’s more likely to be with you wherever you go.

We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scoville heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It’s taser/ECD compatible too.

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”!

Parking Lot Assaults-On The Rise?

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Last week in Pueblo, Colorado there were three assaults that has the community on edge. Police are downplaying these incidents as normal, saying that it doesn’t represent an increase in crime but just that people are reporting the crimes quicker.

Read the whole story HERE.

It is not a coincidence that all three of these assaults occurred in parking lots. Next to domestic violence, where assaults occur in the home, parking lots represent the highest risk location for assaults. Most parking lots offer “perps” excellent places to hide, between and under cars, to stage surprise attacks on victims who are not paying attention after leaving a store heading to their car.

Police have captured one suspect and have leads on the others. One victim told a television station that she carries a piece of lead pipe in her car as what she called the “equalizer.”

We have always recommended that women carry some kind self-defense product with them and have it handy in their hands when they’re in a parking lot on their way to their car. We have always recommended that they approach their car with caution, unlocking the doors before they get there and locking the doors quickly after they get in.

Have you ever been assaulted in a parking lot? Please share your experience with us.

One of the best self-defense products you can carry with you is pepper spray that can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes. We particularly recommend pepper sprays are on keychains because they are more likely to be with you.

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This Mace police model Triple Action Spray is a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum pepper, CS tear gas component and UV marking dye for assailant identification after the fact. It has a range up to 12 feet away in a stream spray pattern and contains 20 half-second bursts. It has the typical Mace flip top safety cap and contoured finger grip for easy aim.

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”!

Pepper Spray Into The Mainstream?

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Pepper spray is a non-lethal alternative to firearms for self-defense, so says state Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac). Wisconsin has concealed carry and Castle doctrine laws, and the Fond du Lac Republican tells members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during a public hearing that it’s logical to revise the pepper spray regulations.

You may read the whole story HERE.

“So, because the rules on pepper spray are so narrow and restrictive, one might be more likely to use a firearm rather than the non-lethal pepper spray. So, it isn’t reasonable to prohibit people from protecting themselves with this non-lethal product.”

Thiesfeldt says by making pepper spray canisters easier to obtain, and with a higher percentage of active ingredient, the incidents of firearm-use for defensive purposes would be reduced.

Thiesfeldt argues pepper spray is often just as effective as a gun in stopping an attack, but without causing serious injury. “In locations where concealed carry is restricted, such as public buildings, citizens should have a broad range of alternative defensive options.”

A member of Senator Frank Lasee’s (R-DePere) staff describes current regulations as over-reaching, over-the-top, and burdensome. Thiesfeldt says citizens should be able to choose what size and potency they want to purchase. “It can only be used for self-defense, it cannot be used on peace officers, and it cannot be used, obviously, in a commission of a crime.”

He says Wisconsin is one of only two states in the country putting a limit on the potency of the spray. Nobody testified against the nonlethal weapon.

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Of all the Pepper Sprays on the market today Keychain Sprays are the most popular.

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”!

Mace Triple Action Sprays-Product Reviews

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Mace™ Triple Action Spray is a combination of OC Pepper Spray and CN Tear Gas which results in profuse tearing and a torturous burning sensation over the face of the attacker. Also, it comprises UV dyes which assist the policemen in identifying the culprit. It is the most powerful defensive item, as its’ short burst may lead to various discomforts including shortness of breathe, choking; intense burning sensation over the face and hands; and even temporary blindness. This allows you ample time to escape from the attacker and protect yourself easily. Moreover, it is available with replaceable Pepper Spray canisters.

Mace triple action sprays, and several different sizes, including the police model then the Mace Personal Model and finally the smallest of the three is the Mace POCKET MODEL.

They all work at protecting you three ways and have a variety of safety measures built-in to prevent accidental discharge. Mace is the only pepper spray that bench tests products before packaging.

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.

Police Investigating College Sexual Assaults

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Here’s a story about sexual assaults are occurring on or near the Montana State University campus.

Montana State University Billings officials warned students Wednesday evening of a recent string of sexual assaults against college-age women in Billings.

Billings Police Department Chief Rich St. John said in an email that the assaults date to January of this year and that it’s not yet clear if they’re related.

“Billings police are encouraging people to make sure their residences are secure and to report any suspicious behavior or persons in their neighborhood,” he said.

You can read the whole story HERE.

The MSUB website advisory also provided these safety tips:
 Don’t leave windows and doors in your home or vehicle unlocked.
 Don’t disclose personal information to individuals you are not familiar with. This includes social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.
 Have a safety buddy, someone you can call for a ride or for help, and create a code word or phrase that means “Come help me out of this” or “I’m in trouble.”
 Before going out tell a friend where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Let them know if your plans change.
 Never leave your drink unattended or with someone you don’t know. Date rape drugs are easy to use. And men are just as vulnerable as women.
 Don’t take drinks or anything else from strangers, even food.
 Don’t offer rides to people you don’t know.
 Above all, trust your instincts.

We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scovel heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. Its taser/ECD compatible

Here’s an interesting story on comparing sexual assaults in the military and on college campuses. You can read the whole story HERE.

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.

Sexual Assaults On Campus-How To Protect Yourself

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This is a story about how the student newspaper at Swarthmore College revealed shortcomings in the handling of sexual assaults on campus. This is leading the college to take a look and review their sexual assault policies.

You can read the whole story HERE

“The paper said her story ‘reveals serious flaws in the college’s procedures for handling sexual assault. In the four months it took to resolve her case, (the student) faced a disorganized and unsympathetic administration. Deans made mistakes regarding confidentiality, questioned her experience, and couldn’t, ultimately, hold her perpetrator accountable.'”

How To Protect Yourself

We always recommend that women on a campus especially carry a self-defense product like a pepper spray.

A have a wide assortment of keychain pepper sprays to choose from. One of them will be just right for you.

Please read this article on Self-Defense Tips for city streets.

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.

Best Defensive Sprays Available Anywhere

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For just over eight years now Guardian Self-Defense has prided itself on carrying the best products available in any given category. Of course this limits our offerings to our valued customers but we want to give them the very best.

When it comes to pepper sprays we carry Mace, Wildfire brand, Def Tec, Pepper Shot and two of our most popular brands Fox Pepper Sprays which are used by law enforcement agencies and millions of civilians throughout the country and Sabre Brand Sprays which are quickly gaining attention in a self-defense world as a quality, reliable product.

Two of our most popular defensive sprays are: the Fox Keychain Pepper Spray that is 5.3 million SHU’s and is police strength. It contains enough oleoresin capsicum for 10 half second bursts up to 10 feet away; and the Sabre Hard Case that uses the famous Sabre red formula and contains enough spray for 25 shots up to 10 feet it uses a unique ballistic stream delivery that reduces blowback

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided premium pepper spray Self Defense 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.

Preventing Sexual Assault On Campus-One Way To Protect Yourself

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This is more like an editorial about preventing sexual assault on college campuses. It brings up some very thoughtful ideas as to the causes of this rampant crime.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

Most people don’t realize how dangerous college campuses can be. University officials work very hard to make them safer but they fall short every time. Nearly 40% of all women on a college campus will be sexually assaulted in her time on campus. And if that’s not bad enough areas around college campuses usually tend to act as magnets for lowlife perverts.

One of the best ways to protect your self from an assault anywhere even on a college campus is with a self-defense product. We always recommend a pepper spray that is on a keychain that way it is with you all the time.

This Mace Triple Action is one of the most popular we have.

We value any feedback on these posts you may have. Let us know your thoughts.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided personal security 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.

Robbery Thwarted By Pepper Spray

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This is a story about a convenience store clerk who was assaulted very early in the morning. Two men got behind the counter and started beating him up when he pulled a pepper spray and sprayed two of the men. This forced the men to back off and they left without further incident.

Another customer saw what kind of vehicle they got in when they left. The police were able to catch them very easily.

You can read the rest of the details HERE.

This is another example of how effective pepper spray can be in defending yourself. It doesn’t really matter what the situation is. If you are able to spray an assailant you will put him out of commission for quite some time.

Pepper spray uses oleoresin capsicum as the main ingredient. It is the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world and causes excruciating pain, excessive tearing of the eyes, makes breathing very difficult and has been known to cause foul language to come out of the mouth of the assailant.

We always recommend a Keychain Pepper Spray like the one shown here because it is with you all the time.

We value any feedback on these posts you may have. Let us know your thoughts.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided premium pepper spray Self Defense 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.

Woman’s Self Defense Strategy For College-How To Protect Yourself On Campus

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Here’s an article about a young woman who started a program called “Just Yell Fire” to teach young women self-defense techniques. She updated the program because she realized her college aged peers couldn’t relate to the original program, which was designed for younger women.

She demonstrates many of the martial arts self-defense techniques herself.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

The new program is called “Just Yell Fire On Campus” and is geared to college age women who face more challenges when it comes to self-defense than most people.

College-age women are much more likely to be assaulted than their non-college peers. College campuses actually end up being relatively dangerous places. So self-defense techniques and self-defense products are almost absolute necessity.

We always recommend a Keychain Pepper Spray like the one shown here because it is with you all the time.

We value any feedback on these posts you may have. Let us know your thoughts.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided premium pepper spray Self Defense 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.

Man Assaulted In Parking Lot-What You Can Do!

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Here’s a story about a man who was assaulted as he was getting into his car after leaving a Lorain, Ohio business. He was assaulted by two men who are unidentified at this point.

You can read the whole story HERE.

One reason why we are addressing this issue is because everyone thinks that assaults only happen to women. That is obviously incorrect. We always recommend that women especially carry self-defense products like pepper sprays. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea for men to carry them also. There are several models it will fit right onto your Key Chain like these shown here.

A pepper spray can disable an assailant immediately giving you time to get away and seek help. An assailant can be put out of action for up to 45 minutes and yet will not to any long-lasting damage to him.

We value any feedback on these posts you may have. Let us know your thoughts.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided personal security 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