September, 2014 Press Releases

September 25th, 2014

Mace® Brand Launches New Fashion Pepper Spray

CLEVELAND, OH, September 25, 2014 – Mace Security International, Inc. launches new fashion line of Mace® Brand Pepper Sprays called Exquisite™. The new fashion line incorporates patterns and colors that are bold, sleek and contemporary. It’s safety that reflects your style. No longer does safety have to be boring, it should be a fashion safety accessory that every woman feels good carrying. Each unit contains OC pepper spray and UV Dye, which is an invisible marking dye that helps police identify your attacker using ultraviolet light.
“For many years, self defense sprays were only seen as utilitarian devices but recent trends, consumer feedback and point of sale data have shown that women want their defense spray to have a blend of style and function.  All Mace® Brand defense sprays must perform as intended in a crisis but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be fun and fashionable”, Eric Crawford, VP of Sales Mace Security International.

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About Mace Security International, Inc.

(OTCPINK: MACE) Mace® Brand Means Security

Mace Security International, Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a diversified manufacturer and provider of personal defense and security products to consumer and business market segments under the world renowned Mace® Brand.

Mace® Brand directly distributes and supports its branded products and services through strategically targeted customer channels that include mass market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers, and installation service providers.

  • Personal Defense Products: Mace® Brand is the original trusted brand of pepper spray products for self-defense against attacks by people and animals. Mace® Brand has over 40 years experience developing aerosol defense spray dispensing technologies for both the consumer and law enforcement markets around the world.
  • Personal & Home Protection Products: Mace® Brand produces portable safety solutions for every personal and home protection need. We design and manufacture products, which provide peace of mind for our consumers.
  • Electronic Security & Surveillance Products: Mace® Brand has an entire line of high quality security cameras, digital video recorders, observation monitors and installation accessories for CCTV and IP network-based video surveillance, as well as wireless alarm security systems for local and remote monitoring. We design and manufacture surveillance equipment for every need, with both analog to high definition solutions.
  • Personal Security & Safety Wearables: Mace Wear™ is a family of products that features innovative wearable devices related to safety, security and overall personal well-being and is supported by strategic partnerships between Mace Security International, Inc., and innovative technology companies.
  • Security Monitoring Services: Mace® Brand partners with Security Partners which owns three UL/ETL/CSAA Five Star listed central monitoring stations throughout the USA providing full-service security & life-safety alarm monitoring to the wholesale security trade.

Contact Information: Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103. Email to: john@mace.com. John J. McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer, 440-424-5322.


September 19th, 2014

Mace Brand Pepper Spray now legal in Massachusetts

On August 11, 2014, The Honorable Governor Deval Patrick signed House Bill 4376 into law thereby allowing the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to purchase pepper spray without a firearms ID card.  Under the old law, pepper spray was classified as ammunition, much to the dismay of law-abiding citizens.

Firearms dealers may sell self-defense sprays to any person age 18 or over, unless otherwise disqualified. A firearms identification (FID) card or license to carry firearms (LTC) is not required for purchase. However, dealers should verify age with a valid form of identification. Individuals between the ages of 15 and 18 must still have a valid firearms identification (FID) card to purchase self-defense spray. Except for verifying age, a dealer is not required to determine whether or not a purchaser is disqualified from possessing self-defense spray.

Mace Security International has already begun shipping product to many of its retail partners in the Commonwealth. John J. McCann, CEO and President of Mace Security International, Inc., stated: “We are happy for the people of Massachusetts. We are thankful for the courageous lawmakers of the Commonwealth who recognized an antiquated restriction in the law that made it difficult for most citizens to buy pepper spray. This step forward for Massachusetts helps Mace® Brand fulfill its mission to empower people.”

 

About Mace Security International, Inc.

(OTCPINK: MACE) Mace® Brand Means Security

Mace Security International, Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a diversified manufacturer and provider of personal defense and security products to consumer and business market segments under the world renowned Mace® Brand.

Mace® Brand directly distributes and supports its branded products and services through strategically targeted customer channels that include mass market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers, and installation service providers.

  • Personal Defense Products: Mace® Brand is the original trusted brand of pepper spray products for self-defense against attacks by people and animals. Mace® Brand has over 40 years experience developing aerosol defense spray dispensing technologies for both the consumer and law enforcement markets around the world.
  • Personal & Home Protection Products: Mace® Brand produces portable safety solutions for every personal and home protection need. We design and manufacture products, which provide peace of mind for our consumers.
  • Electronic Security & Surveillance Products: Mace® Brand has an entire line of high quality security cameras, digital video recorders, observation monitors and installation accessories for CCTV and IP network-based video surveillance, as well as wireless alarm security systems for local and remote monitoring. We design and manufacture surveillance equipment for every need, with both analog to high definition solutions.
  • Personal Security & Safety Wearables: Mace Wear™ is a family of products that features innovative wearable devices related to safety, security and overall personal well-being and is supported by strategic partnerships between Mace Security International, Inc., and innovative technology companies.
  • Security Monitoring Services: Mace® Brand partners with Security Partners which owns three UL/ETL/CSAA Five Star listed central monitoring stations throughout the USA providing full-service security & life-safety alarm monitoring to the wholesale security trade.

 

Contact Information: Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103. Email to: john@mace.com. John J. McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer, 440-424-5322.


September 11th, 2014

Mace® Announces Change in Independent Accounting Firm.

CLEVELAND, OH, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/Mace Security International Inc.,

(“the Company”) today announced the appointment of Skoda Minotti CPAs (“Skoda”) to

serve as Mace’s independent certified public accountants for the year ending December

31, 2014 replacing Grant Thornton, LLP (“GT”).

 

In selecting a new auditor, the Company conducted a competitive bid process and

solicited requests from four accounting firms, including GT, that the Company believed

were appropriate, given the size and complexity of the Company. As a result, on August

29, 2014, the Board of Directors (“Board”), based on the evaluation of capabilities and

cost, approved the selection of Skoda as the Company’s independent certified public

accounting firm as the most cost effective solution to Mace Security International’s

current auditing requirements.

 

GT’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for each of

the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 did not contain

an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as

to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. There were no disagreements

between the Company and GT on any matter of accounting principles or practices,

financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure.

 

About Mace® Security International

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, and anti-intrusion films for glass to electronic surveillance and rapid response

rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970.

Mace® brand products are sold at www.mace.com and www.macecameras.com

Contact Information: Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH

44103. Email to: john@mace.com. John J. McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer,

440-424-5322.

 

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