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The Defender: It’s a Camera…and a Weapon

By Hanssie on July 24th 2014

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.




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]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Aidyn Chen

    the question is….how do I refill the mace?

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  2. Ian Moss

    Use in the UK and the cops will be coming for you.

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  3. Phil Bautista

    The medical alert feature is for the benefit of the turd that tried to mess with you. Awww, did I make you cry? Don’t worry, the medics are on their way. And so are the cops.

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  4. Kayode Olorunfemi

    Good for those who need it, not for me though.

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  5. Tyler Friesen

    Looks like a great product idea.

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  6. Nick Viton

    Interesting. Not sure it’s something for me personally, but I can appreciate the innovation.

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