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

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

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

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


Press contact:
Gregory FCA
Leigh Minnier, 610-228-2108
Jeff Green, 913-856-2800
CEO & Founder
John J. McCann, 440-424-5322
President and Chief
Executive Officer