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High Tech Self-Defense


  • How to Pick The Hottest Pepper Spray for Self-Defense?

    If you want to have pepper spray for self-defense you will naturally want to buy the strongest  pepper spray available to you. How can you tell which pepper spray is the best? I'm going to explain this so that you won't have to blindly take some one's word for it or take a crash course in chemistry.

    The effectiveness of pepper spray is directly related to its hotness. If you go to the supermarket you can by salsa sauce with varying degrees of hotness - Mild, Medium, Hot. ( I like mine hot!)  The heat or burning sensation that you feel in your mouth is caused by a chemical  component of the pepper in the sauce. This chemical component ,oleoresin capsicum resin, is highly concentrated in pepper spray self-defense weapons to incapacitate an attacker by disrupting  vision, breathing and causing a lot of pain.

    The heat of pepper spray is commonly measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). So, hot salsa sauce contains peppers with a much higher SHU than the pepper in mild sauce.

    You will find all kinds of claims about SHU made by the manufacturers of pepper spray weapons. Here are some examples of the claims made about  pepper spray formulations to influence potential buyers.

    1) "We use a 2% formula of 5.3 million SHU of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) resin."

    2) "We add a small amount of pure capsaicin (which is well over 5,000,000 SHU) to boost our Certified Head Rating to over 230,000 SHU."

    3)  "We use 2,000,000 SHU raw pepper in our 18% formula.

    Do you know how to make interpret those claims to choose the hottest pepper spray? I'll tell you that the first pepper spray strength is 106,000 SHU which is derived from 2% X 5.3 million. The second one is 230,000 SHU on impact which means there is 4.6% oleoresin capsicum in their formula which is derived by 230,000 SHU / 5,000,000 SHU. The third claim is vague because it does not explain exactly what is comprised by the 18%. A laboratory test revealed that the pepper spray contained 87,000 SHU. So based on this analysis, pepper spray #2   would be the most effective. However, this is all very confusing to the average person who would not be able to make a informed decision based on these claims.

    Some manufactures don't even bother to make any SHU claims at all and just sell their pepper sprays at dirt cheap prices and as the old saying goes , "you get what you pay for!"

    Now I will tell you the secret to easily determining the hotness of pepper spray. Major Capsaicinoids, not the SHU, is what makes a pepper spray effective.

    Major Capsaicinoids (MC): the chemical components of peppers that make them hot. Measuring by MC with a specific laboratory test is the most accurate method for determining hotness. Oleoresin Capsicum is the oil extracted from peppers that contains Major Capsaciniods.

    Our Pepper Shot and Wild Fire Pepper sprays have been tested for MC content and they are equal to or better than the brands of competitors such as Mace, Fox Labs and Sabre.

    Hottest Pepper Sprays

    Pepper Shot contains 1.2% MC and Wild Fire contains 1.4%. This makes them among the strongest pepper sprays you can buy. The FDA has determined that any spray containing 2% MC or more will cause permanent eye damage which is not our intent as a marketer of less than lethal self-defense products.

    Now you have the knowledge to make an informed pepper spray purchase decision. Use the chart below as a handy reference guide.

    Pepper Spray Heat Chart

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  • High Tech Self-Defense - Product Updates - Pepper Spray, Security Camera System & Diversion Safe

    We have added several new models of pepper spray, a new DVR (Digital Video Recorder) camera system and an updated diversion safe.

    Our new models of pepper spray are for the ladies. They are stylishly designed, boasting sparkling rhinestones, vibrant colors and striking patterns. - perfect for making a bold fashion statement. More important, they are highly effective for self-defense!

    pepper shot 1 half ounce rhinestone leatherette holster purple

    Our new Pepper Shot  units feature 10% pepper spray rated at 2 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU)  with  finely grained  particulate pepper that is more effective at inflaming the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth and nose than the the coarser grains common in other other pepper spray models. They contain five, one second shots with an effective range of 8ft!  The key chain connector has a quick release mechanism to allow easy deployment of the weapon in the event of an attack.

    1. Pepper Shot 1/2 ounce Pepper Spray Rhinestone Leatherette Holster Purple
    2. Pepper Shot 1/2 oz with Fashion Leopard Leatherette Holster Black & Orange


    Our new Wildfire®  units are much hotter with 18% Oleo Resin Capsicum (pepper) - a derivative of 3 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). 18% pepper concentration is the highest available for public use.  The Wildfire® units also contain five, one second shots with an effective range of 8ft!  The key chain connection mechanism has a quick release feature to allow easy deployment of the weapon in the event of an attack.

    1. Wildfire®  1/2 oz Fashion Leatherette Holster Pepper Spray Leopard Black & Orange
    2. Wildfire® 1/2 ounce Rhinestone Leatherette Holster Purple


    Our new IntelliSpy 360 degree high definition 1080P wireless IP camera system is easy to install, operate and is affordably priced. It is equally effective at home or one's place of business. The recording system is motion activated to save space hard drive space. The cameras can be remotely accessed from a smart phone or tablet.

    Intellispy 360 Wireless Surveillance System

    1. IntelliSpy 360


    Security camera systems collect video evidence  that can be use to prosecute and convict criminals.  Also, the mere presence of security cameras can serve as a deterrent to criminal activity.

    Our new diversion safe looks like a common can of brake parts cleaning spray. The theory behind diversion safes is that they will divert the attention of would be robbers away from the valuables contained inside because the safe is camouflaged to look like something of no interest to them. So valuables can be effectively hidden in plain sight.

    Break Parts Clearner Diverson Safe

    1. JB Brake Cleaner Diversion Safe

    These safes really work! My father hid some valuable silver coins in one of them and forgot they were there.  He almost through the safe in the trash when he was preparing to move to a new place. So be careful!

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  • Is it Possible to Learn Self-Defense from a Book or Video?

    Street Safe I - Paul VunakThe absolute best way to learn self-defense is from personalized reality-based training with a qualified instructor. What if one does not have the time or money to engage in  that type of training? Is it possible to learn effective self-defense from books and videos? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is a definite yes! Before I provide a detailed explanation, I want to to dispel a common misconception.

    Most people associate self-defense with the unrealistic portrayal of combat in Hollywood movies or demonstrations of classical Asian martial arts. They are accustomed to seeing martial art practitioners execute seemingly super human feats of strength, flexibility and athleticism. Such physical prowess is very impressive to behold and requires many yes of dedicated training to develop but it is not necessary for effective self-defense. In actuality, successful self-defense can be accomplished with very simple movements . A well executed strike to the eyes, nose, throat or some other sensitive area can thwart and attacker and does not require years physical conditioning and training.

    After World World II and the cold war that followed many lessons were learned about the realities of modern combat. Governments saw the need for effective  hand-to-hand combat systems to enable military and intelligence personnel to gain practical combative ability in the shortest amount of time possible. So they studied martial art systems from around the world and extracted the most simple and effective combative techniques and created close combat instructional methodologies that don't require complex movements, above average strength or athleticism and can be learned in a matter of weeks. Due to the emphasis on simplicity these methodologies can be also be learned reading illustrated guides or studying instructional videos created by experts such as the ones you will find by clicking on the resource link at the end of this article.

    Furthermore, psychology is a major aspect of combat and self-defense. No matter how well trained one may be in the mechanics of combat, without proper control over emotions. particularly fear, the training will be rendered useless. Books and videos are effective tools for learning about the mental aspects of combat and self-defense such as situational awareness, emotional control and discipline. The link below will connect you to a page where I compiled a list of books a and gear for developing your most powerful self-defense weapon - you! I highly recommend Attack Proof I & II as I have read them myself and I can attest to the quality of the information content.

    Learn Self-Defense at Home

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  • What Is The Best Weapon for Self-Defense?

    Best Weapon for Self-DefenseAs a marketer of less-than-lethal self-defense products I often get asked, "What is the best weapon for personal protection?" People who ask me this question expect me to recommend one of my more expensive models of pepper sprays, stun guns, or Tasers. However, my answer surprises them because it is none of the above.

    What about guns?

    Guns are considered to be the ultimate self-defense weapon for good reason. Patriotically referred to as "freedoms teeth" they are invaluable for defense against tyranny which is the reason the Founders of the United States of America sought to protect the unalienable right of the American people to keep and bear arms with the Second Amendment of the Constitution. In terms of individual self-defense, a person skilled in the use of a gun has an absolute advantage over an opponent without one. Please watch the video below:

    That video epitomizes the formidable self-defense power of a firearm and I recommend that anyone serious about self-defense should own one or more guns and learn how to use them responsibly. I own several guns myself. The main disadvantage of a gun is that you can't carry it with you all the time and in some parts of the country it very difficult to own guns legally. This is also true for some types of less-than-lethal self-defense devices. Even if you have a gun in your possession you could be caught by surprise and not have the chance to deploy it. This happens to police officers far too often. If you do an Internet search with the phrase "officer shot with own gun", you can read many stories about this. If it can happen to a trained officer it can happen to anyone! So a gun is not my choice as the best weapon for self-defense.

    The absolute best weapon for self-defense is the human body (body and mind).  With the proper training, your body will be a weapon that you will have with you everywhere. It can never be taken away from you. Fraudulent, unconstitutional laws can not ban you from possessing it. With the proper mental preparation you can develop situational awareness recognize dangerous people and places so you can avoid them and thereby protect yourself passively. The best way to defend yourself is is to avoid having to defend yourself in the first place.

    If a confrontation is unavoidable you can employ psychological tactics to deescalate the situation. If that fails knowledge and training in effective, practical reality-based methods of self-defense that don't rely on raw strength will give you tactical advantage over your opponent even if he is armed and you're not!

    You must regard your body as the  foundation for self-defense. Weapons such as batons, knives, stun guns, tasers, and even firearms are merely tools that act as an extension of the body. They are far more effective in the hands of a person trained in unarmed combat than in the hands of someone who merely knows how mechanically operate them. Unarmed self-defense training will give you the confidence, balance, agility and ability to measure distance that will create opportunities that maximize the effectiveness of any weapon you may possess. In the heat of combat if your weapon is lost or fails to operate properly you will always have your bodily weapons as backup. The video below shows how vulnerable and armed officer can be when caught by surprise:

    Recently, I read about an incident in which a police officer was beaten and shot with her own gun. She tried to subdue a robbery suspect with her Taser. Tasers are highly reliable less-than-lethal weapons when used under the proper conditions but do fail on occasion as the officer experienced. Her taser failed to stop the suspect and he proceeded to beat her, take her gun and shoot her. Despite having at least two weapons the officer was severely beaten and only luck saved her life. This tragedy could have been avoided if the officer was properly trained in unarmed self-defense methods.

    Weapons in the hands of someone untrained in their use or the basics of self-defense provide a false sense of security. Therefore I recommend that anyone serious about self-defense should learn unarmed combat before or in conjunction with the acquisition of any weapons.

    The best way to learn reality-based self-defense is from a qualified instructor.  However, if for some reason that is not possible, high quality self-defense videos produced by expert self-defense instructors are a very good alternative. Are you ready to become dangerous to anyone who would dare to attack you?

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  • Stun Guns for Self-Defense

    A stun gun is an electronic device that utilizes a high voltage and low amperage electric current to disable an attacker. When pressed against a body the pulsed electrical current released by a stun gun electrodes disrupts the biochemical electric signals that control muscle movement and thereby causes temporary paralysis which may last 10 minutes to an hour. Stun Guns do not shoot projectiles and should not be confused with Tasers which fire electrically charged darts attached to wires. Early models of stun guns were designed with a handle that resembles a pistol grip which is the origin of the gun reference.

    The voltages utilized by stun guns range from tens of thousands volts to well over 1 million. Stun guns with higher voltages are more effective for subduing an attacker than lower voltage models. These voltages are not lethal because electrical current released by a stun guns is of low amperage. An easy way to understand this is to think of the voltage as the force at which electrical current is propelled and the amperage as the volume of the the current. The volume of electrons release by stun guns is so low that no damage is done to the body tissue. Conversely a shock from a 110 volt current through a wall outlet which has an amperage level 13,000 times higher than that of a stun gun can cause death.

    Stun guns are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and configurations which may include emergency lights and/or alarms, specialized hand grips and telescoping batons to meet the needs and preferences of the user. Small models such as the Li’l Guy and Runt stun guns are portable, inconspicuous and can comfortably fit in a hand bag, purse or pocket and best for carrying on ones' person. Larger sized models equipped with a flashlight or alarm are better for home or business use where concealment is not as important as it is in public areas.

    A stun gun is a close quarter combat weapon. This means that the user has to be in close enough proximity to press the stun gun against attacker to release a debilitating charge. Concealment gives the user the opportunity to surprise and subdue an attacker. Many stun gun models are specifically designed to serve this purpose. Some models look and perform like common flashlights. The Pretender model looks like an ordinary cell phone. There are even stun guns that resemble a small lipstick dispenser which is an excellent option for women.

    If the element of surprise is lost or not possible, all stun guns have a feature that displays a formidable and intimidating electrical arch between two electrodes accompanied by a distinctive electrical buzzing sound. This could be enough to deter and attacker and allow the user to escape to safety.

    As with all matters of self-defense it is important to practice with stun guns. Familiarize yourself with its features and operating methods. Practice carrying it deploying it for use. Use an uncharged stun gun to practice various self-defense scenarios with a partner.

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  • Mental Preparation for Personal Protection

    Mental Preparation for Personal Protection

    There are over 400 personal protection products on this site. So how do you choose what is right for you?  It is very tempting to believe that one or two products are all you need to protect yourself in any situation but such a belief would be false.  The truth is that you most likely need multiple to products to match various possible scenarios. Unless you have done extensive research and already know exactly what you need, you should first consider developing a personal protection plan. A comprehensive personal protection plan should consist of three components.

    Mental preparation - This involves cultivating awareness and following one's intuition to detect threats and avoid them and the use of psychology to diffuse potentially violent confrontations. It is also necessary to accurately assess your strengths and weaknesses and learn how to control fear so that there will be no hesitation in doing what is necessary to repel an attacker, even if that means seriously injuring or killing anyone who would harm you.

     Physical preparation - Although athleticism in not an absolute prerequisite for effective self-defense it would be beneficial to develop and maintain at least basic physical fitness because it will greatly aid in the execution of self-defense maneuvers. Regular practice of various self-defense techniques which are designed to compensate for lower strength levels of a defender relative to an attacker, in a manner as realistic as possible is  essential.

    Weapons - Weapons should be thought of as an extension of the body and their use should only be considered after completing the proper mental and physical preparation. The most commonly known weapons for self-defense are guns, knives, and clubs (batons). However, technological advancements have created a new class of "less than lethal" weapons such as stun guns, pepper sprays and Taser brand electro-shock devices which are designed to temporarily debilitate an attacker have been rapidly growing in popularity. It is also important to know how to use improvised weapons. For example something as simple as a pen could be used to thwart an attacker by thrusting it into vulnerable areas of his body.

    This site offers products for physical preparation and many types of personal protection weapons which I will discuss in later articles.  For mental preparation I recommend two books. I have read them myself  and I have used some of the recommended personal protection methods successfully in actual confrontations.

    These books will assist you in developing the ultimate personal protection weapon - your mind!

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  • Self-Defense and Personal Safety

    Personal safety is a very serious matter which should be considered from a holistic perspective to minimize vulnerability and maximize survival during life threatening situations.This means you must be both mentally and physically prepared to effectively defend yourself whenever necessary. After proper preparation, the use of the kind of technology featured on this site will enhance your personal safety.

    Mental preparedness should be the foundation of your personal safety system. Simple mental awareness, alertness and intuition will enable you to secure your personal safety without having to engage in conflict. For example, by being observant you might notice potentially a threatening individual, group or an unsafe place and by simply avoiding dangerous people or places you eliminate the possibility of being attacked. In this manner personal safety is just matter of using common sense to avoid putting yourself in harms way. Conversely, allowing yourself to be distracted while out in public or venturing into high risk places under the false belief that bad things only happen to other people will make you an easy target for criminals.

    The ability to control fear is vitally important for securing your personal safety. In the event you find yourself in a violent confrontation being paralyzed by fear will put you at the mercy of your attacker. Controlling fear will enable you to focus effectively the things you must do survive.The follow books are excellent guides for cultivating the proper mental preparedness for personal safety:



    Physical preparation for personal safety involves basic physical fitness and practicing self-defense tactics under realistic scenarios. The best way to engage in this kind of preparation would be to enroll in a reality based martial arts training program taught by a qualified instructor.

    With the proper preparation, the personal safety products available on this site, such as pepper spray, stun guns, Tasers, knives, kubotons, batons, tactical pens and personal alarms will be much more effective than they would be without such preparation.

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  • High-Tech Surveillance Systems

    The primary purpose of a surveillance system is recording activity and events. Video records of alleged criminal activity can be used as evidence in a court of law to prove or disprove guilt. In a sense a surveillance system is like a witness that is far superior to a human witness because it records exactly what happens and it cannot forget or get confused as a human witness can. A secondary purpose of a surveillance system is to deter criminal activity. For example, criminals that want to rob a particular house and discover that it under surveillance will probably decide to skip it and pick an easier target.

    A surveillance system consists of a series of cameras located at strategic points of a home, building or general area that are connected to a central recording unit resembling a typical DVR. The connection to the central recording unit is usually via wires but wireless systems are also available. Generally speaking wire based systems are more reliable than wireless systems but the latter are easier to install.

    Two important features to consider when purchasing a surveillance system are image resolution and recording capacity. High resolution video images are clear and crisp so subjects within them can be easily identified. High resolution surveillance video can serve as excellent evidence in court. Low resolution images that are blurry are far less useful. Similarly, it should be obvious that systems with high recording capacity are more advantageous than low capacity systems. A system that is unable to record an important event because of space limitation defeats the key purpose it is intended to serve. Another good feature to have is motion detection capability so the system can be configured to record only when a certain level of activity occurs. This will save recording space by preventing the recording of long periods of inactivity.

    Over that past few years, the technology of surveillance systems as advanced considerably while prices have decreased which is very good. There is a surveillance system to fit just about any budget these days. So there is no excuse not protect your home or business with a surveillance system.

    Below you can see a video demonstration of the system we have installed in our warehouse. Our system is an older version of the one shown here.


    Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems

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  • Home Protection Products

    According to crime statistics maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice a burglary occurs every 10 seconds so home protection should rank high in you personal security preparation. Thanks to advances in technology, effective home protection products are available and affordable to everyone. Home protection product fall under 3 general categories.

    General Area Protection: There are a variety of home protection alarm systems available that use wireless infrared technology to detect activity in a wide area of space either indoors or outdoors. One motion is detected the device sounds and alarm and some are even capable of remotely dialing a preset phone number.

    Specific Area Protection: Doors and windows are the primary points of entry for criminals. So devices specifically designed protect these areas are crucial home protection components. Door security devices can detect tampering and sound an alarm. Some can also prevent the door from opening. Window alarms are activated by glass breakage or other tampering. The alarms alone my be enough to to deter criminals and they can give the occupant advanced warning to call for help and/or take other defensive actions which might involve using pepper spray or a stun gun/taser.

    Property Protection: Storing valuables in heavy duty safe secured the floor or a wall is a conventional method for protecting valuable property like jewelry, rare coins or sensitive documents but these types of safes can be very expensive. Diversion safes are far less expensive but can be just as effective. They are designed to resemble inconspicuous common household items so they don't attract attention. Thieves are pressed for time during a burglary so they must focus on obvious and highly visible targets.

    Home protection kits such as the ones featured in the SafeFamilyLife Kit section of this site are an excellent option for implementing a comprehensive and effective home protection plan as quickly as possible.

    How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

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  • High-Tech Hidden Camera's

    Hidden cameras are designed to be undetected while recording activity and events. They are very powerful tools for obtaining video recordings of alleged criminal activity that can be used as evidence in a court of law to prove or disprove guilt. A hidden camera is like a witness that is far superior to a human witness because it records exactly what happens and it cannot forget or get confused as a human witness can.

    Due modern technology hidden camera components can be extremely small. This means that a functional hidden camera can be integrated into practically anything. This site features hidden cameras in common items such as a watch, radio, pen, lighter, mirror, clock, belt , tie, teddy bear, pendant, USB drive, sunglasses, smoke detector, flash light, coat hanger, electrical outlet, calculator, thermometer, coffee mug and many more!

    Typically hidden camera devices store images on a small magnetic disk located inside the unit. There a also models that can transmit images to a remote location via a wi-fi connection. This is particularly advantageous in the event that a hidden camera in detected and destroyed because the video recording can still be retrieved from the remote storage device.

    Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming

    Two important features to consider when purchasing a hidden camera are image resolution and recording capacity. High resolution video images are clear and crisp so subjects within them can be easily identified. High resolution hidden camera video can serve as excellent evidence in a court of law. Low resolution images that are blurry are far less useful. Similarly, it should be obvious that systems with high recording capacity are more advantageous than low capacity systems. A system that is unable to record an important event because of space limitation defeats the key purpose it is intended to serve. Another good feature to have is motion detection capability so the hidden camera can be configured to record only when a certain level of activity occurs. This will save recording space by preventing the recording of long periods of inactivity.

    Hidden cameras a highly affordable. There is a surveillance system to fit just about any budget  so there is no excuse not protect your home or business with a hidden camera.

    The video below contains a hidden camera video recording of a horrific attack during a home invasion. The attacker was eventually arrested and convicted due to the hidden camera recording.

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