May, 2016 Press Releases

May 19th, 2016

SafeDefend and Mace Security International, Inc. Join Forces to Keep Schools and Workplaces Safe

New partnership will feature Mace® Brand pepper spray inside SafeDefend Personnel Protection Systems, creating the most comprehensive school and workplace protection device and program available

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Gardner, KS—May 19, 2016—SafeDefend and Mace® Security International, Inc. announced today a partnership that will combine SafeDefend’s proprietary active shooter and incident preparations program with the proven effectiveness of Mace® Brand products, including its Mace Gel Pepper spray. Together, SafeDefend and Mace® Brand will create the premier protection approach for employees, teachers, and students from incidents including active shooters and other emergencies.

“As SafeDefend continues to increase its presence in schools, government facilities, and workplaces, we needed to partner with true leaders in personnel protection to mitigate threats and injuries in the event of an incident,” said Jeff Green, CEO of SafeDefend. “SafeDefend is protecting over 12,000 students and personnel nationally, and with 87 mass shootings so far in 2016, it’s clear that workplaces are in need of a product like ours to help protect their most valuable asset: their people.”

The SafeDefend Personnel Protection System includes a fingerprint activated device which allows for controlled access and secure storage of items such as Mace® Brand gel pepper spray; a baton with a window break; trauma kit; safety vest; flex cuffs; high-intensity strobe flashlight; and a whistle. Once the system is activated, an alert is instantaneously sent to a nationwide monitoring company, along with a text alerting personnel at the school or workplace. Local law enforcement is immediately notified of the building and room number where the system was activated, identifying the location of the threat.

“We are proud to provide our nation’s law enforcement, corrections, and military with best-in-class, less lethal options,” said John McCann, CEO & President, Mace® Security International, Inc. “Now, through our partnership with SafeDefend we can enhance our efforts to protect our children and school officials, people working in medical and food industries, public employees, employees of corporations, and many more. We are extremely pleased to partner with SafeDefend and look forward to enhancing the safety of civilians all over the country.”

 

About SafeDefend
The SafeDefend Personnel Protection and Shelter in Place Systems program was founded in 2013 by Jeff Green, a former elementary school teacher and principal for 16 years. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, Green realized that schools were missing critical elements in addressing a crisis.

SafeDefend was developed alongside local and national threat assessment experts, law enforcement, police chiefs, and sheriffs. SafeDefend prepares schools, hospitals, government buildings, and corporate offices what to do during the critical minutes leading up to the time first responders arrived on the scene. For more information, visit www.safedefend.com.

About Mace Security International, Inc.
Mace Security International Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security products under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of pepper spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. For more information, please visit www.mace.com.

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Press contact:
Leigh Minnier
Vice President
Gregory FCA
Direct: 610-228-2108
Leigh@GregoryFCA.com

SafeDefend contact:
Jeff Green
CEO & Founder
913-856-2800
jeff@safedefend.com

Mace contact:
John J. McCann[1]
President and Chief Executive Officer
440-424-5322
john@mace.com

 


May 9th, 2016

Mace Security International, Inc. Partners with BoobyTrapBras, LLC on Innovative Active Wear Products

Just In Case Bras keep Mace® Brand personal protection products conveniently close

CLEVELAND–()–Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MACE) today announced it will be the exclusive provider of defense sprays, which will be incorporated into Just In Case Bras designed and developed by BoobyTrapBras, LLC. BoobyTrapBras provide peace of mind by allowing easy access to Mace® Brand products that are discretely housed within the garment.

“We are proud to team with BoobyTrapBras, whose mission is the same as ours – empowering people with personal safety products that provide peace of mind,” said John McCann, president and chief executive officer of Mace Security International, Inc. “For example, the Just In Case Pepper Spray Bras enable consumers to follow one of the most important rules of personal safety: make sure your defense tools are easily and quickly accessible.”

Mace® Brand personal protection products are specifically designed to provide consumers with reliability and ease of use while keeping them safe and secure at a distance. In addition to its high-quality products, Mace actively supports its consumers through educational programming and superb customer service.

“Without question, Mace® Brand is the ideal partner to elevate our product line and help drive this lifestyle movement,” says Jennifer Cutrona, owner and designer of BoobyTrapBras, LLC. “We are excited about the near-term potential of this partnership, as well as the potential product development opportunities longer term.”

Cutrona began her company after a close call while running a trail in the Austin, Texas-area about a year ago. “I never thought something like that would happen to me,” she said. “It startled me and drove me to create a product that can help provide confidence and empowerment to others who will hopefully never have the same experience. But, if something does happen, with the help of BoobyTrapBras and Mace, that person will be prepared.”

Mace® Brand defense sprays are available on mace.com, BoobyTrapBras.com and at locations where Just In Case Bras are sold, which currently includes boutiques in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The Just In Case Spray Bras have a suggested retail price of $49.99 and Mace® Brand Pepper Gard is sold separately for $16.99.

About Mace Security International, Inc.:

Mace Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of pepper spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. Mace® Brand products are manufactured in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.mace.com.

Contacts

Mace Security International, Inc.
Jessica Adanich, 440-424-5395
jadanich@mace.com
-or-
Falls Communications
Laura Pegg, 216-472-2385
lpegg@fallscommunications.com


May 4th, 2016

Northeast Ohio Companies Help Law Enforcement Gear Up for the Republican National Convention

Mace® Security International, Inc. and its strategic partner, Tactical Defense Training Inc.,
work together to provide local police departments with free pepper spray training

CLEVELAND – In anticipation of the Republican National Convention (RNC) this July, Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MACE) and Tactical Defense Training Inc. (TDT) are providing free one-day OC instructor courses to Northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies. Use of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) – or commonly known as pepper spray – is a key component of the protocols taught to police officers. Accepted best practices suggest that officers are annually retrained on this tool.

“We are expecting upwards of 50,000 visitors to the Cleveland area for the RNC, and we would like to do what we can to help prepare our local law enforcement partners to ensure public safety during this historic and exciting time in our city,” said John McCann, president and chief executive officer of Mace Security International, Inc. “We are honored to have the opportunity to assist police officers throughout Northeast Ohio to help keep us safe and secure.”

The hands-on course will cover OC sprays from start to finish, including distinguishing between each available option; selecting the most appropriate type for each situation; how pepper sprays can be incorporated into the “Continuum of Force;” proper usage; measures to be taken after exposing subjects to pepper; and decontamination steps.

The training courses will take place at each police department and will be led by Matt Schaefer, president of TDT, who is also a police officer assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Training Bureau and is also a U.S. Army veteran.

“With Cleveland in the spotlight, we want to make sure we are doing whatever we can to empower area officers with the best products and training available possible,” said Schaefer. “At TDT, we are proud to partner with Mace, the leader in defense spray products, and work hand-in-hand with officers from the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas.”

About Tactical Defense Training Inc.:

Since 1999, Tactical Defense Training Inc. — or TDT, as they are known in the tactical community — has been a recognized leader in law enforcement and military training. TDT has trained law enforcement from local, state and federal agencies, students from every branch of the military, private security and select civilians. TDT has trained thousands of students in the past decade, making the organization known for realistic and intense training.

About Mace Security International, Inc.:

Mace Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of pepper spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. Mace® Brand products are manufactured in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.mace.com.

Contact:

Jessica Adanich | Mace Security International, Inc.
jadanich@mace.com
440.424.5395

-or-

Laura Pegg | Falls Communications
lpegg@fallscommunications.com
216.472.2385


May 2nd, 2016

Mace Products Now Available at the Sportsman’s Warehouse

“America’s Premier Outfitter™” Carries Mace Brand® Defense Sprays in All 72 Stores

May 02, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MACE), a global leader in personal safety and security products, announces its Mace® Brand defense sprays are now available at the Sportsman’s Warehouse retail chain.

“We are proud to establish a partnership with Sportsman’s Warehouse, a retailer we have long admired,” said Bill Treacy, director of sales for Mace Security International, Inc. “Having our iconic defense sprays now available in Sportsman’s Warehouse stores speaks volumes to the quality and reliability of our product, as well as to the value proposition we offer consumers. We look forward to working hard to continue to earn their business.”

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Sportsman’s Warehouse operates 72 stores in 18 states across the U.S. Known as “America’s Premier Outfitter,” Sportsman’s Warehouse’s promises customers to carry “only top-quality, brand-name products for the serious outdoor enthusiast.”

“The addition of Sportsman’s Warehouse to our steadily-increasing network of retail partners is a testament not only to the strength of the broad product line, but also to the effectiveness of our specialty sales representatives and to our enhanced targeted marketing efforts,” said John McCann, president and chief executive officer of Mace Security International, Inc. “Today’s announcement is another positive step forward in our aggressive, long-term growth strategy.”

About Mace Security International, Inc.

Mace Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of defense spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. For more information, please visit www.mace.com.

Contacts
Mace Security International, Inc.
John J. McCann, 440-424-5322
President and Chief Executive Officer
john@mace.com