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Pepper Spray For Defense

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Although nothing can say “I love you” like a bouquet of flowers, nothing can say “GET AWAY FROM ME” like pepper spray for defense. This has become a universal tool for self defense around the world and is used by many law enforcement agencies as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.

Using pepper spray for defense can deter, stop, or at least slow down a potential attacker or assailant. It is also used as a riot or crowd control agent and is useful as a self-defense agent to ward off attacks by dogs and bears.

Pepper spray is also referred to as OC gas or OC spray after the effective ingredient Oleoresin Capsicum. Plants in the genus Capsicum produce the chemical compound Oleoresin Capsicum in the fruit (pepper) of the plant. OC is harvested from the pepper by extracting capsicum in a finely ground form. Mixing ethanol with the capsicum extracts capsaicin; once the ethanol evaporates, a waxy resin substance remains which is Oleoresin Capsicum. OC is mixed with liquid emulsifiers to distribute it in a solution of water which can then be sprayed on a potential assailant.

OC pepper spray is sold and marketed as a safe, non-lethal weapon of defense. However, in rare cases it may be responsible for death as documented by the ACLU of Southern California in a 1995 publication.

The use of pepper spray for defense is regulated in some states with each of these states specifying their own requirements. For example, California requires that the container of pepper spray must be less than 2.5 ounces; in Michigan the spray must contain less than 2% OC; and, in New Jersey non-felons 18 years of age an older can possess no more than .75 ounces.

OC pepper spray has become a replacement for, and in some cases an adjunct to tear gas. Two common tear gases are phenacyl chloride usually called CN and 2-chlorobenzalmalononnitrile usually called CS. Pepper spray, like these two tear gases, is known as a lachrymatory compound. A lachrymatory compound causes eye irritation, pain, tearing, and temporary blindness. In addition, pepper spray also has the potential for causing skin irritation in the form of a burning sensation.

Security Camera King carries a full line of pepper sprays for defense and pepper spray accessories. (To see a comprehensive on-line catalog of our pepper sprays and accessories click on “Security Equipment” then “Personal Protection” then “Pepper Spray” on the left hand side of our web site.

We carry a variety of small sizes and types of canisters that together meet the requirements of most all states. We also offer larger canisters of 4, 8, 9, and 16 ounces and include sprays with varying concentrations such as our 10 or 18% OC sprays. In addition, we offer different types of sprays as well, including fog sprays and stream sprays. Our full line of pepper spray for defense accessories includes leatherette holsters in a variety of colors, visor clips, and key chains. We even offer a handbook on the proper use of pepper spray for defense.

A particularly interesting item we have available for sale is our “stunning” ring. This men’s or women’s ring is a pepper sprayer that can deliver a spray with a range of up to 6 inches. The ring can be refilled for repeated used.

We also offer a triple action spray, which provides a one-two-three punch to a would-be attacker. Our Mace brand triple action spray has three ingredients, OC pepper spray, CN tear gas, and a UV dye. The first two ingredients introduce the one-two punch to an assailant by causing eye tearing, temporary blindness, choking, and coughing etc. The third ingredient, an Ultra Violet (UV) dye can only be seen using an ultra violet light. This is used to mark the individual to increase the probability of identification after being apprehended.

So if you are looking to use pepper spray for defense, come to Security Camera King and look no further. If you have any additional questions or would like to purchase one of our items consult with one of our security experts by clicking on the “Live Chat” button at the top of the page or by calling 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6 PM EST. Please be sure to check your state’s regulations for possession and use of pepper spray for defense.

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Self Defense Weapons

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

In this day and age, self defense weapons may play a vital role in saving yours or some other friend’s or relative’s life. Security Camera King recognizes this fact and carries, in addition to its wide supply of security video system supplies, an ample supply of practical self defense weapons.

Check out our full line of self defense weapons. We carry folding knives, handcuffs, mace pepper sprays, animal repellent, stun guns, tazers, and even instructional fighting DVDs.

The following is a brief description of some of the self defense weapons and devices that we offer. For prices and more specific information on specific devices click on “Personal Protection” on the left hand side of our web page and select the specific item you are interested in.

Folding Knives
Security Camera King carries several different folding knives that can be used as self defense weapons. Fend off would be attackers with the flash of a professional folding knife. These knives are constructed of professional grade 420 stainless steel and are designed for easy opening with just one hand. We have a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and clip types.

Locking Cuffs
Locking cuffs aren’t always considered as a self defense weapon, however restraining an individual can be your first line of self defense. Security Camera King offers a variety of metal locking cuffs, including thumb cuffs, handcuffs, and leg cuffs.

Mace Pepper Sprays
The original chemical composition of mace was a 1% solution of phenacyl chloride, a tear gas chemical, suspended in a solution of 2-butanol, propylene glycol, cyclohexene, and dipropylene glycol methyl ether. Since this formulation is not allowed in many states and several countries, it is marketed on a limited basis by the owner of the registered trademark, Mace Security International. Most sprays designed as self defense weapons today and most marketed by Mace are now pepper sprays.

Pepper sprays so called because of their active ingredient, oleoresin capsicum, (also called “OC,” the ingredient that makes hot peppers hot!) cause uncontrollable coughing, choking, temporary blindness, and a burning sensation. These effects are all temporary and do not cause permanent damage. However, nothing says “BACK OFF” better than a one or two second burst of pepper spray. Even most law enforcement agencies and the military use OC pepper sprays as a self defense weapon. Security Camera King carries a full line of Mace brand:

• 10% pepper sprays;
• Pepper spray cartridges;
• Refill kits; and
• Holsters.

We even offer the Mace brand “Triple Action” spray that contains pepper, tear gas, and ultraviolet dye that can help to identify an assailant.

Animal Repellent
Not only can self defense weapons protect you from people attempting to do you harm, but attacks by animals are prevalent too. Just ask the postman, utility meter reader, or package courier. For times when the animal kingdom has you cornered we suggest our Mace brand canine repellent spray or even our Mace brand or Guard Alaska bear sprays.

We also carry an electronic ultrasonic dog repeller. This electronic device operates on a 9 volt battery to produce a sound that humans can’t hear but dogs can. The repeller also has a bright LED strobe light and together they can prevent a dog from advancing up to 40 feet away.

Stun Guns and Tazers
Stun guns are handheld devices that deliver a high voltage, low amperage charge when they come in contact with your assailant. This much electrical energy at once causes several reactions in muscle and nerve cells, interrupting their normal ability to function, throwing your attacker off balance and momentarily stunned, allowing you the opportunity to escape.

We have many varieties, types and accessories ranging from straight stun guns that deliver a 100,000 volt jolt, to stun guns that look like lipstick cases that deliver a 950,000 volt jolt to a flash light offers up a charge of 3.5 million volts.

Tazers have been called the stun gun that flies. Our Taser brand Tazers shoot two small dart-like electric probes into a potential assailant up to 15 feet away. Once the darts make contact, its time for power; several thousand volts of power.
We offer a full line of tazers and tazer accessories including holsters, batteries, and secondary cartridge clips.

So if it’s self defense weapons that you’re looking for, remember that Security Camera King carries more than just security cameras. Check out our full selection of items today.

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