Supreme Defense, the New York based self defense and personal protection company, has released a collection of self defense and personal protection devices through its website. Among other products, Supreme Defense's collection contains tasers, stun guns, pepper spray and Mace devices, hidden cameras and penknives. The idea is to provide a single place for the public to buy a range of home and personal safety equipment.
With crime rates on the rise, especially in times of recession, such websites are being hailed by defense watchers as a very positive move. Previously, people needed to visit various websites to get different safety and security equipment for their protection, but now they can shop at one place.
Mike Errico, the owner of the Supreme Defense says, “It is a myth that only urban crime is on the rise. Studies show that crime in the rural areas is just as prevalent, per capita, as it is in the cities. What makes the problem more severe is the fact that the security in remote areas is simply not as strict and these places become soft targets. Our products are aimed at protecting both city and rural populations from these elements without making the buyer feel the pinch in their pocket.”
The website also provides an articles section where people can learn about usage of each of the accessories that are available on the website. Early visitors to the unpublicized website claim that it is this articles section that proves most useful, largely because most people do not know how to use these kinds of devices even if they buy them. The articles section has detailed explanations of how to use pepper sprays, mace devices, stun guns, tasers and hidden cameras, complete with illustrations.
In addition, there is a helpful section on the applicable state laws for the use of these devices. The website clearly explains that the use of pepper sprays, mace, stun guns and tasers are allowable in most state legislations, but some states limit how you purchase them. There are restrictions on the use of hidden cameras in public places as it can be construed as invasion of privacy. The website has a section explaining under what restrictions hidden cameras can be used.
In order to make this possible, the website provides some of the cheapest rates for the devices they sell. Pepper sprays begin from $7, mace from $12, stun guns and tasers from $17, and hidden cameras and alarms from $14. These are definitely some of the most inexpensive prices available on the internet. Supreme Defense also claims to beat any competitive prices that their potential customers might find. Owner Mike Errico states, "We are not here to make as much profit as we can. Our mission is to build a safer world with our extremely low prices. A lower profit margin is one of the ways we move towards achieving our mission."
Immediately upon the launch of Supreme Defense (supremedefense.com), people were flocking to place orders on the devices available. The smartly disguised pepper sprays in the form of lipsticks and key chains are proving to be the bestsellers on the website at the moment, closely followed by the fan and screw hidden cameras.