November, 2013 Press Releases

November 21st, 2013

Schools Look To Mace® For Security

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — School districts in Ohio, Michigan, Texas and New York have adopted Mace® brand pepper spray as part of an overall strategy to make educational environments safer for teachers and students.

“While the world is becoming more lethal, there are definitely non-lethal solutions that offer protection,” said John J. McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International, the oldest security provider in the nation.

Pepper spray is a key part of Mace® brand safety programs that also include door protection products and video surveillance monitoring ~ which has grown to 1,158 schools nationwide ~ in urban, suburban and rural districts.

“When violence hits a small school, like Sandy Hook, every school in America needs to pay attention,” said Tim Spinner, a middle school principal. “As educators, we now train with law enforcement how to respond to the threat of an active shooter incident.”

Spinner, the father of two children in suburban Cincinnati, makes presentations on school security nationwide. He is evaluating all options and approaches.

Many security consultants are recommending pepper spray to educators because it’s simple to use, is non-lethal and is a powerful tool that disrupts attacks. Mace® brand is the country’s oldest and most established provider of personal security products.

Pamela Malone, a high school teacher in suburban Cleveland for nearly two decades, carries Mace® pepper spray. “Life has unknowns and I just want to be ready to protect myself and my students.”

Schools prepare for fires, earthquakes and tornados. Now schools must prepare for armed intruders, Spinner said. “The odds may be unlikely that any tragedy will occur, but if does, it is vital that we’re prepared.”

Mace® brand (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper spray devices to electronic surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand pepper guns are sold at www.mace.com and through sporting goods stores nationwide.

Contact: Garnett R. Meador, garnett@mace.com or 440-424-5393


November 21st, 2013

Mace® Brand Pepper Gun Sales Spike, Company Reports

CLEVELAND, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pepper gun sales continue to climb amid news reports of unpredictable situations that involve violence, according to John J. McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International. The company has seen a 37 percent increase in pepper gun sales since September 2012.

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“People want to do what they can to feel safer in an uncertain world,” McCann said. “During the first 72 hours of the incident at Los Angeles International Airport this month, online sales of the personal safety devices were measurably higher.”

The rapidly selling pepper guns, most popular in pink or black, are similar in size and weight to a flare gun.

“Being prepared in life is key,” McCann said. “You wear a seatbelt. You use a smoke alarm. Carrying a quality defense spray is just part of personal safety.”

The pepper gun delivers a stream of pepper spray up to 20 feet away and from any angle. Oleo Resin Capsicum (OC Pepper) is a natural ingredient derived from hot peppers that causes extreme discomfort, requiring assailants to close their eyes while coughing and experiencing an intense burning sensation in the respiratory system.

“Peace of mind comes when you arm yourself with an easy-to-use, non-lethal product like a pepper gun,” McCann said. “We also see demand from urban areas, where people are working late, using mass transit and navigating deserted parking garages.”

The pepper gun package includes a gun, holster, pepper spray and a water practice cartridge and sells for $59.99.

Mace® brand (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper spray devices to electronic surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand pepper guns are sold at www.mace.com and through sporting goods stores nationwide.

Contact: Garnett R. Meador, garnett@mace.com or 440-424-5393