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Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

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What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.

Currently in its crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, The Defender is a self-defense tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. As you probably already figured out, the idea is to capture a photo of the perpetrator while simultaneously defending yourself… but it doesn’t end there.

The Defender is — I can’t believe I’m saying this — a smartphone-connected smart-canister. Working with both iOS and Android, the feisty camera identifies the perpetrator, alerts authorities and ‘discourages’ the attacker all at once.

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The Defender connects to your smartphone using bluetooth. Once connected, using the spray will trigger the camera and send out an alert that include your GPS location. You can choose what type of alerts are given off — medical and/or emergency — and once pressed, the appropriate resources will be sent your way.

We have to say, potential pitfalls and glitches aside, packing photographic capabilities into a smart-canister of pepper spray has got to be one of the more unique things we’ve ever seen.

If you’re willing to drop the funds or you’d like to learn more, head over to the IndieGoGo campaign by clicking here and be ready to drop $160, apparently a ‘big discount’ from what they’ll be retailing at.

(via SlashGear)


 
  • Renato Murakami

    So… will it also come with a photo shaming portal with unlimited cloud storage?
    Hey, look at potential perp I got on my new pepper spray cam! #nofilter

  • Marc St.Onge

    The GPS is to help find you when you accidentally pepper spray yourself while sexting your boy/girlfriend — ouch!

  • https://twitter.com/adamhowardcross Adam Cross

    yeah because you could totally think the pepper spray was your phone, right? :S

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    never underestimate the stupidity of people.

  • Daniel Eriksson

    So the camera is against the attacker? Hard to take selfies with it then – going to be alot of cases where people spray them self to take a selfie

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    I expect UC Berkeley will be using this for class portraits next year.

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