Self Defense For Adolescents

Did you know that children are the future? Well, adolescents are the very near future! Adolescents, often also known as teens and tweens, may look the same size as adults, but are still very much like children. In this era of unsafe schools and an even unsafer world, everyone should seek to protect and preserve themselves.

This holds true for adolescents. As these youngsters grow up and mature, they are more likely to want to go out and meet their peers to enjoy good times. Danger can present when we least expect it, in both public and private places, and it pays to be prepared for whatever life throws at you.


There are endless choices in today’s market for self-defense products. The possibilities are almost endless, so it can be quite overwhelming to find the product that most adequately matches your needs. Luckily, Self Defense Superstore offers a quick and easy way to obtain products that help you protect yourself.

You can try the Heatwave Pepper Spray, which is made from super hot cayenne peppers that will burn the assailant. The spray is effective for up to a 15-foot distance. It is small enough to be used as a keychain, and each canister holds 40 one-second shots.

How about a cute Wild Kat or Wild Dog Keychain for the teens who care about self-defense without wanting to sacrifice their sense of style? The keychains come in a variety of colors and will help your teen in a tight situation. When aggressors are too close for comfort, a surprise blow with one of these keychains can make them back off.


It is a fact that tasers are safe to own, legal to carry, and easy to use. This makes them ideal for staying safe in schools. Tasers come equipped with an LED light that will aid the user’s vision in low light situations. A laser sight ensures that only the correct target will be hit by a shock that will immobilize them for 30 seconds.

Another option to consider is a Mace Pepper Gun 2.0 with strobe LED, which can keep an attacker as far as 20 feet away. The LED light comes in handy to see the assailant, and it is also bright enough to disorient an attacker. Replacement cartridges are easy to load.

Self Defense Superstore offers several information guides that will help you learn all you need to know about online safety for children, stranger danger in public, and more. You are also welcome to browse our collection.

What You Need To Know About Nanny Cams

Welcome to the world of the nanny cam. This controversial device has sparked numerous debates the world over. Whether you’re pro nanny cam or a definite hidden camera detractor, it’s important to know what they are, the legality surrounding them, and the pros and cons of using one.

Thankfully, we’re here to give you some insider info. We’ve been helping people protect themselves for years at Self Defense Superstore. We’ve learned a thing or two about hidden cameras in that time and we’re sharing our knowledge with you today.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about nanny cams!


The very first thing you want to figure out is whether hidden cameras are legal where you live. If they’re not, then you’re probably going to want to stay away from buying and installing one.

Home security camera legality isn’t as cut and dry a topic as you might expect. While it’s legal to install a hidden camera in your house in the United States, regardless of what particular state you live in, there are some areas that are off limits. You can’t film anyone in “private areas.” These include bathrooms and guest bedrooms.

That just covers the video portion of recording with a nanny cam. What about audio with it? Well, this depends on the state you live in. Several states have very strict laws about how you record audio. If you live in one of the following states, you need to notify anyone you wish to record that you have a home security camera:

New Hampshire
You’re liable for breaking the law if you don’t notify your nanny of your nanny cam in these states. Perhaps more importantly, any audio evidence you record without someone’s consent will likely be inadmissible in court.


Now that we know the legality of home security cameras, it’s time to look at whether you should consider a hidden camera or an exposed one.

While your choice will probably come down to personal preference, there are some factors worth considering. Exposed nanny cams are, as the name suggests, out in the open. These are a smart choice if you have an understanding with your babysitter, or whoever it is you’re recording. Exposed home security cameras lay everything out in the open and are a good option if you live in one of the states listed above.

Hidden cameras are a good choice if you suspect your babysitter of doing something illegal and want to catch them in the act. If you don’t have a good relationship with whoever it is you’re recording, then you’ll likely want a hidden home security camera.

If you do choose a hidden camera, you’re going to want to consider the implication of whoever you’re recording finding it. This isn’t going to matter so much in the case of, say, a contractor or service worker. This certainly will matter in the case of a babysitter or nanny. They’ll probably feel betrayed, so think long and hard about whether a hidden camera is worth the potential consequences.


A lot of people use the terms nanny cam, hidden camera, home security camera, and mini spy camera interchangeably. While this is fine most of the time, there are significant differences between your run-of-the-mill nanny cam and a mini spy camera.

Mini spy cameras, as the name implies, are designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to spy on someone. These cameras include the infamous pen spy camera, and many other types like sunglass cameras, screw cameras, flashlight cameras, and more.

While spying is part of the function of home security cameras, it isn’t the only function. These are more for general peace of mind than for the sole purpose of spying on someone. This might not seem like a large distinction, but after many years in the world of home security, we can tell you with confidence that it is!


Different nanny cams have different components. Simple enough, right? Right…until you start considering things like viewing angle, tilting cameras, motion activation, low-frequency audio recording, and more.

Any decent home security camera is going to have a few base features. These include:

HD video recording
Wireless capability
Other device compatibility – not all cameras are compatible with all devices though
Once you’ve covered these bases, you’re going to want to look into some optional hidden camera features. These are things like:

Motion activation
Recording angle – regular lens vs. wide angle lens
Tilting or roving camera
Power source
Remote access and activation
Not all of these home security camera features are going to be necessary. The features you want are going to largely depend on what you’re using your nanny cam for. If it’s to monitor a new babysitter or keep tabs on someone working on your house, the standard features will be more than enough.

Now that you’re an expert on all things nanny cam, swing by our online store and get everything you need to keep yourself safe and protected.

Securing The Outside of Your House In 3 Easy Steps

The FBI estimates that one in every thirty-six homes will be broken into annually. While this might not sound like a large number, consider the number of houses on your street. At least one will be burglarized according to these statistics.

More importantly, each break in costs homeowners more than $2,000 in damages. This totals to upwards of $4 billion each year. That’s saying nothing of your lost peace of mind and feelings of violation.

It’s clear that protecting your home is of the utmost importance. That’s where we enter the picture. Self Defense Superstore has everything you need for home security. What do you after you have the right equipment, though? How do you secure the outside of your house?

We’re glad you asked. Keep reading for three quick steps that will help you secure the outside of your house.


While some burglars will creep through bushes to get to your house, the vast majority simply walk up your driveway. This means that priority number one of burglary prevention is making sure your driveway is protected.

Part of this means making sure you have motion sensor lights for your driveway. Another part is getting to know your neighbors and having them give you or the police a call if they see anyone suspicious in your driveway or lawn.

Another part of securing your driveway is setting up an infrared wireless alert system. Our particular favorite is the Driveway Patrol. This small and easily concealed alarm has a range of 400 feet and runs on four batteries. You set up the motion detecting sensor outside, set up the alert inside, and rest easy knowing your driveway is safe.


Making sure your windows are closed and locked is important, but sophisticated criminals can still cut through glass to enter your home. Not every burglar is going to be able to do this, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

This means making sure your windows are secured and can’t be opened more than a few inches. Not only will this keep robbers out, but it allows you to leave your windows cracked and get a nice cross breeze going through your house.

We highly recommend the Mace-Window Jammer to keep your windows secure. This neat little device clamps on to the inside track of your windows and allows them to be only be opened so much. The height is up to you, but a few inches should be more than enough. You can also use it to keep your children safe from opening windows too wide from the inside.

The best part? The Mace-Window Jammer is easy to install and can be set up within a couple of minutes.


What do we mean when we say a “proactive door alarm?” Well, we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill security system. We mean something that will stop would-be burglars in their tracks. We mean the Pepper Alarm.

This innovative device is one-part pepper spray and one-part alarm system. It’s the perfect solution to stopping intruders the second they enter your house. When triggered, it emits a loud siren and strobe lights. More importantly, it sprays pepper spray in the direction of your choosing. You can also set up an adjustable timer to make sure you don’t accidently spray yourself or your loved ones.

The Pepper Alarm is FCC certified and offers a wireless arm/disarm feature. You can set the entire thing up within fifteen minutes, hide it at the side of your front door, and start feeling secure immediately.

Now that you know how to secure the outside of your house, what are you waiting for? Find all the products mentioned above at Self Defense Superstore and have them all shipped for less than $6. That’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.

New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Loved Ones

Nearly eight million property crimes took place in 2016, totaling over fifteen billion losses. In the same year, violent crimes were up across the board by a troubling four percent. This amounts to well over one million assaults, robberies, rapes, and murders.

Such figures stress the importance of protecting yourself and your family. With 2018 knocking on the door, it’s the perfect time to think about New Year’s resolutions and how you can incorporate your loved ones’ safety.

Working out more often, eating healthier, spending less time on social media…these are all great resolutions. Yet, they pale in comparison to keeping your family safe. With that in mind, keep reading to learn more on how to give the gift of personal safety this holiday season.

This is surely not an empty line or a halfhearted promise. Ensuring your significant other, children, siblings, parents, cousins, and everyone else are protected is nothing short of a necessity in today’s world. So, how do you do this? How can you make sure your loved ones are safe?

There are a number of different options. We’re partial to self defense sprays. Heatwave is a great option for its strength, concealability, range, and diverse product line. Want a pepper spray that looks like a lipstick case but knocks would-be burglars on their feet? Then you want Heatwave.

Other pepper sprays are also smart investments. These include the MACE Screecher, which gives off an ear splitting 125 decibel sonic blast, and the Guard Alaska Bear Spray, which is strong enough to literally stop a bear.

If your loved one wants something a bit less dramatic, self defense keychains are a great option. These cute looking Wild Kat Keychains pack a serious punch. Not only can you loop it onto your keyring for 24/7 protection, but you can also easily conceal it to surprise a potential robber. One hit from the Wild Kat and any attacker is incapacitated, giving your loved one plenty of time to get to safety.

Finally, nothing warrants safety like a Taser or stun gun. Delivering thousands of volts directly to an attacker’s body allows your loved one to feel safe and protected, no matter what situation. This peace of mind has no price tag for you and your loved one.

Not to mention, you can find stun guns in a variety of forms, including: perfume holder, sting rings, flashlights, and lipstick tubes. Your loved one doesn’t have to drag around a bulky Taser anymore. They can stay easily protected regardless of the situation.

Up to now we’ve been talking about making sure your loved ones are protected and giving them peace of mind. This is incredibly important. Still, there is another benefit of protecting your family or friends.

You’ll also give yourself the gift of serenity, and satisfaction.

Enter the new year with confidence knowing your loved ones are safe. Enter the new year with pride knowing you helped them protect themselves. Enter the new year with nothing less than complete freedom from worry, thanks to the best self defense products around.

Shop Self Defense SuperStore today to give your loved one the gift of a free mind!

Holiday Party Safety

Holiday parties are a unique, one of a kind experience with their own drinks, music, activities and traditions. There is a different, and more festive spirit. This can be the time of the year where people that normally stay reserved let their hair down. After all, it’s the holidays, that one time of the year to truly make the most of the moment.

It is not, however, a time to let your guard down. There is still plenty of risk to attending holiday parties and it’s important to be aware, have a plan, and protect yourself should a bad situation arise.

Here are three tips for staying safe at your next holiday party.

Have a Plan

It’s important to know your surroundings, even if they are unfamiliar. The most important thing is having a support group when you venture off toward your holiday party. It’s important to have friends who are on your side, independent of your date, who you know will be looking out for you.

While most parties are safe, you don’t know what could transpire throughout the night. If you’re going to an unfamiliar place, make sure you have a contact you can reach out to and inform them of your location, the situation, and whether you’re safe.


First off, ride-sharing has revolutionized everything. If you’re in a situation where you or your ride cannot drive, you don’t have to be where you don’t want to be. Call an Uber or a Lyft and you can get to safety in a matter of minutes.

What you should be conscious of is that holiday-themed drinks, such as that awesome egg nog you know will be there, is often poured from an open bowl and given to you in an open container. Under no circumstances should you leave your open beverage alone.

You should be aware of your friends as well. It is a good idea to keep an eye out for a colleague’s drink, too. Self-defense is easier when you are watching someone else’s back, and they are watching yours.

Inconspicuous Protection

Just because you’re with someone you know, you cannot guarantee your safety from an unwanted situation. In fact, according to the PBS Nova article, The Science of Preventing Date Rape, almost two thirds of sexual assaults are committed by people known to the victim.

If you get yourself in a position where you must defend yourself, we recommend equipping yourself with a variety of personal self-defense items such as pepper sprays and keychains that you can fit inside your bag for your last best defense against the worst case scenario.

We hope you enjoy the holidays and have a great time with your friends and family. Just don’t let your guard down and make sure you have a plan to avoid any unwanted scenario.

For your protection, we offer a wide variety of personalized products you can use for your safety. If you have any questions about the product selection as well as their respective use, please contact us today.

Online Dating Safety Tips

Have Your Own Transportation

It is important to have an exit strategy. Remember that you don’t need to go anywhere that you do not want to. It’s recommended that you always have a way out. You don’t need to depend on the person you just met for where you wish to go. This is especially true if things get really weird and you don’t want them to know where your home is.

If you’ve been drinking too much or you’re in a state where you cannot drive, Uber or Lyft is your friend.

Keep In Contact

It could be anyone that you trust: your roommate, best friend, mother, or someone that you’re in frequent contact with. Let them know about the date, where you’re going to go, how the date is going, and your plans for the rest of the night.

If it’s someone your date knows, that’s even better in terms of building trust. But make sure that it’s someone that’s on your side. Regardless if it’s going like The Notebook or Saw, keep your contact in the know about your online date.

Bring Discreet Protection

Protection doesn’t have to be over the top. If anything, you could give the wrong idea if you have a gun or a knife with you. That doesn’t mean you can’t still be protected. Self Defense Superstore offers various items to discreetly protect yourself with personal-sized items for protection including keychain-friendly items, pen-sized pepper sprays, as well as tactical flashlights.

If you plan on going out to dinner, you may not be able to watch your drink the whole time. We have you covered. If you suspect that your date has drugged your drink, you can use one of our drug detection kits to make sure that you are safe.

These self-defense items aren’t just for your date. However, you may need it to protect the two of you or yourself on your way home.

There are other practices for your protection and safety that you can incorporate for a better date experience. As long as your well-versed in where you’re going and how to defend yourself you should always be in a better position.

For more information on ensuring your self-defense, contact Self Defense Superstore today.

4 Self Defense Tips for Women

The world today can be a scary place for a woman. Walking home alone at night can feel risky, even in a good neighborhood. Women have enough to worry about in their everyday lives; their own safety should not be one of those things. Being able to defend yourself, even if it is just to the extent of being able to run away, is vital. Read below for some basic self-defense tips that every woman should know.

Many women carry it, but leave it at the bottom of their purse. This is deemed essentially useless, as it is very rare that you will have the chance to grab it out of your bag. It is recommended to keep a key chain of pepper spray on your car keys. This is great if there happens to be an assailant harassing you as you are trying to get into your car. Your car keys also tend to be towards the top of your bag for easy access, meaning that the pepper spray will be as well.

If you are ever in the unfortunate situation of being attacked, yell very loudly. This may sound obvious, but many times you become paralyzed with fear and forget to yell. Most assailants want easy targets that will not put up a fight. Yelling brings attention to the situation, which will make many attackers run away in fear of getting caught.

If someone threatens you for your belongings, throw it far away from you to the ground. The key here is to throw it as far as possible. Creating this distance between you and the purse will allow you the extra time to run away. Most likely, the assailant is after your belongings and not you, so he will run towards the bag and give you the chance to run.

Kicking any man in the crotch, hard, will automatically debilitate him. This will offer you time to run away. If given the chance, the eyes are great targets as well. Ideally, if you have keys or any object in your hand, gouging them directly into the eye sockets will incapacitate him enough to escape. Any sort of defense against the attacker is effective. It is unattractive, and the offender is likely to give up.

If you are ever in the unfortunate situation where you come into contact with an attacker, the key to survival is to make a scene and run away. Remaining calm and remembering these tips is essential to coming out safely. Most attackers are after your personal belongings. Do not risk your own life by trying to save material objects. Cell phones and wallets are replaceable; your life is not.

Taking preventative measures is also ideal. Sign up for a self-defense class at your local gym—many offer them specifically to women. Also, do not forget to pick up your pepper spray, tasers and all of the equipment for your self-defense needs at Self Defense Superstore.

Advantages And Benefits of Tactical Flashlights

Many people are surprised to know how much a tactical flashlight can do for them in terms of self-defense. It can prove useful in a variety of areas and give you an upper hand in situations when you need it most.

Although a flashlight isn’t a weapon, and is certainly less lethal than all the other tools for self-defense, it can still be useful in aiding in your self-protection should an unwanted occasion present itself.

Here are few of the overlooked advantages and benefits of tactical flashlights.

Without a flashlight, assailants have the shadows as an ally and can strike or sneak up on you without a moment’s notice. Whether they have a knife, gun, or closed fist is entirely at their discretion. This not a risk you want to take. A tactical flashlight is a military grade flashlight that is smaller than regular ones, but emits much more light.

A tactical flashlight can prove invaluable in terms of helping to identify threats, especially in low light areas where a normal flashlight may not have the needed intensity. A normal flashlight will also do next to nothing when beamed into the face of an assailant, but get one of these tactical LEDs in their eyes and you’ve got 120+ lumens pulsating through their pupils to produce a blinding effect.

Some of these lights can also have a strobe effect that can create significant orientation to the sight and senses of an attacker.

Did you know that tactical flashlights can be confiscated by the TSA as they deem them to be striking weapons? They can strike, hard. Tactical flashlights serve the purpose of self-defense in two ways. They can be used as a blunt object or they can enhance the use of other weapons.

This is made so that they can break windows and perform other tasks where force is needed. It can also be used to clock an assailant across the head. They are used to help someone see with a knife or a hand gun in a low-light area, in addition.

Take for instance a situation where the power or lights go out and there is an active shooter or knife-wielding attacker in the room. This can certainly prove advantageous for you and help protect you as well as others.

Tactical flashlights can also provide utility and safety when you’re out in the wilderness. This could prove very useful when camping or boating as a tactical flashlight can help you find shelter, and ward off animals that may prey in the dark.

They can be used especially in hard to reach areas such as behind trees, bushes, or even a TV setup at home.

There are more advantages to having a tactical flashlight in your inventory. The main advantage to having one is that it makes any environment favorable to you.

Whether in danger, desperation, or in defense of one’s life, a tactical flashlight can make a world of difference in facing whatever the world may throw your way.

If you are looking for a Smith and Wesson Tactical Flashlight, check out our Self Defense Superstore.

Must Have Self Defense Items For People Who Work Late

There were an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes committed last year in the United States. Over 64% of these violent crimes were assault-based. Robbery rates increased 1.2% from 2015. All of these statistics were compiled by the FBI.

We could go on about these statistics, but the lesson is clear – it’s a smart idea to protect yourself.

This becomes especially true if you work late. Walking to your car in an isolated parking garage, leaving the office after everyone else is gone, taking a shortcut through a bad part of town all leave your vulnerable to crime. You don’t want to be left unprotected in these situations.

This is exactly why we’ve put together this list of must have self defense items for people who work late. Check out the top five items below and don’t forget to take a look at our self defense resource guides for practical tips to stay safe!

The first self defense item you want to have if you work late is also the simplest. Keeping a flashlight with you for the long walk home will quite literally shed light on would be attackers.

There are a lot of different types of flashlights, from LED to tactical to penlights and beyond. There’s even a lot of crossover between these types – an LED penlight, for example. There are also reflective flashlights more geared towards protecting yourself while biking or jogging.

The type of flashlight you choose largely depends on your personal preference. You may feel safer with a heavy duty tactical light. You may want something a bit more practical, like a mini keychain light.

Regardless of personal preference, you’ll definitely want to keep a flashlight handy.

Whether you call them tasers, stun guns, jolt sticks, or something else entirely, keeping one with you at night is a smart choice.

Your choice of stun gun depends on how much room you have to carry it. Some, like stun batons, are large and bulky. They’re perfect for striking fear into a potential attacker, but a bit unwieldy to keep tucked in a purse or briefcase.

Luckily, there are a ton of smaller options that still pack a serious punch. There are mini stun guns that fit in a pack of cigarettes and perfume cases that carry over 3 million volts of power.

There are countless other options, all of which are designed with one goal in mind – your safety.

Pepper spray is one of our personal favorites and none are better than Heatwave Pepper Spray.

Heatwave is a type of high octane self defense spray. While many sprays top out at around 15% OC (the stuff that stops attackers in their tracks), Heatwave boasts 23% total OC. Even better, it’s a mixture of red and black pepper. Think of it as a one-two self defense punch.

Heatwave has a range of between eight and fifteen feet, so you don’t have to let a mugger in close. Just point, spray, and you’ll be home safe in no time.

You probably aren’t thinking first aid and self defense in the same sentence. You should be. Remember that old saying “the best offense is a strong defense?” You can’t get much stronger than carrying a first aid kit with you at night.

Not all first aid kits are created equal, though. You’re going to want a kit that has a number of different dimensions bandages, sterile gauze pads, adhesive bandages and tape, antiseptic soap or pads, alcohol pads, scissors, tweezers, gloves, cotton swabs, and cold compresses. The AAA Premium Kit comes to mind.

The Personal Protection Pack is your go-to choice if you want a little of multiple products mentioned above. We’re talking about pepper spray, self defense key chains, and batons. That means you are completely protected.

Taser Gun Safety For Your Family

Taser guns have risen in popularity as a solution for home safety through less-lethal means. They are employed in over 100 countries and in the hands of millions of law enforcement officials around the world.

By and large, they are considered a much safer option than having a gun in the house. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not dangerous. The improper practice and misuse of taser guns could lead to wrongful death as well as an escalation of a violent situation you were trying to suppress.

To ensure the proper protection of your family, here are the following practices you should incorporate when owning a taser at home.

It’s important to know that your taser is in working shape. Unlike a stun gun, which must be applied directly within arm’s reach, a taser fires two probe barbs that are connected by wires.

It’s important to test your product with a simple spark test to see if your gun is at its peak performance. This works by removing the cartridge of the taser and then proceeding to activate it.

Make sure you can carry a taser within your state. While the law does not consider them to be firearms, citizens can only own them within 46 states. Here are the places that prohibit home use:

Hawaii has made owning a Taser for personal use a misdemeanor violation.

Massachusetts has outlawed all electrical weapons, making the sale or possession punishable by fine or prison.

New York has made possession a Class A misdemeanor. It is a Class D felony if the owner has a previous conviction.

Rhode Island has made it illegal to possess, carry, or conceal a taser with a punishment of $1,000 or imprisonment for less than a year.

There are other legal situations to consider, such as certain states requiring a conceal and carry license.

Not being properly trained on the usage of a taser could lead to danger for both you and the target you’re attempting to subdue. It’s essential that you take some form of proper training regarding the use of your taser gun.

You should be well-versed in understanding the maximum shooting range as well as the ideal distance for your shooting range. Keep in mind that the way the needles travel is critical to ensuring your safety in an emergency. You should also know where to aim the taser so that you can protect yourself without causing any accidents in terms of missing the target or using excessive force.

In the event of a home intrusion or another emergency involving you and your family being attacked, the best practice is to first call the police. Immediately. Do not make any attempt to escalate a situation before doing so.

It’s critical to lay out an escape plan with your family and understanding where the most ideal places to hide from an attacker are. It’s ideal to avoid the confrontation as much as possible. Especially where visibility is limited, such as a dark room, the intruders could confuse your taser for a gun and fire upon you. You do not know if the intruder will run away because they are unarmed or attack you. These events are entirely unpredictable.

To get the best results for your taser and protecting your family, it’s critical to consult with the seller about getting training and learning how to safely own and operate your taser gun. Without understanding how to test your taser gun, what the legal ramifications of having one may be, or how they work you are putting yourself at risk. With the proper training a taser can make a significant impact protecting your family in emergency situations.

If you are looking for a taser to protect your family, visit our online shop.