Multi-tasking technology is nothing new these days where my phone is also my camera, an email device, my calendar, my lifeline to all that is happening with my Facebook friends, a dictionary, a radio…an electronic leash, etc. But this new crowd-funded self defense tool takes technology to the next level.

It’s pepper spray, but better…because sometimes you just need a camera with your mace, along with a direct line to emergency services. The Defender is a device that, when activated, acts as all three in one little package. Advertised as the “first smart personal protection system,” the Defender will take a photo, sound an alarm and pepper spray an attacker all at once. The Defender then connects to your smartphone, sends the picture and your GPS location to a 24/7 monitoring service. The device also has a medical alert feature.

[REWIND: BORDER PATROL DRAWS GUN ON BOY SCOUT FOLLOWING A PHOTO INCIDENT]

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In one day, they reached and surpassed their $100,000 goal in their Indiegogo campaign due to a large order from a strategic partner who will be distributing them when they are released in December. If you want to be an early adopter, check out the Indiegogo Campaign here and get yours for $159.

[Via PopPhoto/The Defender on Vimeo]