Wednesday, November 29, 2023


High-tech accessory has the power to be a lifesaver

Though the threat of being attacked in a campground or while boondocking is minimal, the threat still exists. And even just having a defensive device with you can provide confidence in your ability to protect yourself. The Defense Alert Device (D.A.D.) in this press release can be such a device – and it works on bears too.

Unique features of D.A.D. 2 give the confidence to be prepared for any situation.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The D.A.D.® 2 (Defense Alert Device) by TigerLight is the ultimate empowerment safety tool. Most women and men probably believe they will never be the victim of a violent attack. However, according to the most recent data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2015 there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes, which includes murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery and assault. According to data from the National Crime Survey and the Bureau of Statistics, 73% of women and 89% of men will be a victim of violent crime in their lifetime.

The unique, non-lethal ingredients in the D.A.D.® 2 spray and stealth delivery method make it 96% effective at stopping assailants without any additional force. These results are based on law enforcement studies of prior TigerLights, even those with much less potent spray than that used in the D.A.D.® 2. Comparatively, a can of pepper spray has only a 50% – 70% stop rate based on testing by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. When triggered, the D.A.D.® 2 also sends Danger Alerts to emergency contacts and Crowd Alerts to people within a one-mile radius who have the free D.A.D.® app who can quickly respond to the situation.

The D.A.D.® 2 is a more effective self-defense tool because of several reasons:

Technology – Using Bluetooth the D.A.D.® 2 communicates with the D.A.D. app downloaded to users’ smartphones. A button on the D.A.D.® 2 can be pressed with or without triggering the non-lethal spray. When pressed, a Danger Alert is sent via the app, text, and also by email if included in the app contact information. The alert includes the sender’s name, location, and photo to friends and family listed in Contacts on the app. The alert is also sent to Heroes or Good Samaritans within a one-mile radius of the sender. These are fellow users of the D.A.D. app who have opted into crowd alerts and can quickly respond to offer aid to the sender and help fight off the attacker or render assistance. The app can also be used to contact 911 or campus police and to send a message to contacts letting them know when the victim is okay after a Danger alert is sent.

Stealth design – Made from durable polycarbonate, the D.A.D.® 2 is lightweight and molded to comfortably fit in the hand in the perfect position for effective use under stress. A rubber hand strap helps prevent victims from dropping the D.A.D.® 2 during an attack. The strap, non-weapon appearance and dual utility as a flashlight also make it more likely for the D.A.D.® 2 to be carried in the hand instead of stored in a purse or pocket. The multi-mode flashlight disguises the capabilities of the D.A.D.® 2 by obstructing the attacker’s vision. Because attackers do not expect to be sprayed by the D.A.D.® 2, they have no opportunity to close their eyes or hold their breath in order to minimize its incapacitating effects.

Efficacy – The non-lethal spray used in the D.A.D.® 2 has been tested by the University of Utah and police departments across the country. It has been proven to be more potent than other pepper spray and will even work on attackers who are under the influence. This is due to its potency, spray pattern, particle size and, most of all, its stealth delivery enabling a much more significant effect on the respiratory system which, in effect, “chokes attackers out” rather than trying to “punch” them out. The D.A.D.® 2 makes an attacker feel unable to inhale, creating a sensation of suffocation. Instantly the attacker is put into survival mode and is only focused on breathing, giving the victim the opportunity to run away.

“According to statistics, between 1 in 5 and 1 in 20 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, many while they are in college. The D.A.D.® 2 is a one-of-a-kind tool that combines the most effective non-lethal chemical spray available to consumers with smart design features and technology for the ultimate self-defense tool,” said Michael Teig, President and CEO of TigerLight. “Our goal is to empower women and any innocent individual to feel safe and confident in their environment by helping them fight back if attacked, and win!”

The D.A.D.® 2 is available in chrome, rose gold, gunmetal black, metallic pink, and in a matte black special for law enforcement professionals. When not in use, the D.A.D.® 2 remains in sleep mode so the long-life lithium battery is capable of sending up to 6,000 alerts. Additional canisters of spray can be ordered if the D.A.D.® 2 is deployed during an attack, and the spray can still be used on an attacker even if the battery runs low.

For more information about retailers or to order online, visit the TigerLight website.

TigerLight, Inc. is dedicated to bringing the highest level of personal, non-lethal security to every individual, particularly women, in the fight to end violence against women and all innocent individuals. The D.A.D.® was voted by Bluetooth® to be one of Top 20 Most Innovative Products using Bluetooth® technology. TigerLight donates 10% of sales to O.U.R. (Operation Underground Railroad), an organization dedicated to stopping child sex trafficking and slavery around the world.

Information obtained from press release.

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L. P. Schulman, M.D. (@guest_18386)
5 years ago

My concern with sprays is that if the attacker is upwind, the spray will come back on the person deploying the spray and incapacitate them. In addition, people who have respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD who deploy such a spray against an attacker could find themselves in bad shape if the spray comes back on them. In an emergency situation there is no time to check the wind direction, even if your wits are about you!

I’ve been on the receiving end of military CS gas twice while fleeing civil unrest, and let me tell you, it does take your breath away. Now that I’m old and asthmatic, I really think about the possibility of defensive sprays backfiring. Any comment from industry on this issue?

Keith M. (@guest_18080)
5 years ago

I haven’t examined one directly or sprayed myself with their cocktail (yes, I’m crazy enough to test many of the products I recommend), but it sounds like a good product concept. Ideally, I’d like at least a modest striker on the base, but they are trying for an innocuous appearance. Being a flashlight, users are more likely to habitually hold it in their hand, which is important. I’m very curious of the instant asthma chemical, since I know pepper doesn’t work on many assailants.

For cell-only applications, I recommend bSafe (by bipper software) which is a free personal alarm, tracker, and cloud-based recording.

By the way: there is a huge range of crime statistics, but my rule of thumb is that is adults will be in a violent situation about once per decade, which seems to coincide with my clients’ experiences. So, about every 10 years, you’re going to REALLY wish you had a defensive tool available, whichever level you choose.

Keith M.
Owner/Lead Instructor
Manne@Arms Personal Safety

Roger (@guest_18087)
5 years ago
Reply to  Keith M.

Looks like a great product. Keith M. Wow, once every 10 years eh? 62 now with 20 years military and then over 20 years working in a city before retiring. No violent encounters yet. Guess I’m overdue!

Keith (@guest_18089)
5 years ago
Reply to  Roger

10 years is a rough average. There are folks in the cities that may see trouble monthly, and folks out west who might dispatch an irate rattler but don’t fear a home incursion, ever. I train a lot of realtors (often alone in a deserted house with strangers?), and they report “sketchy situations” roughly annually.

Living in rural suburbia, I’ve had 3 “being armed dissauded the problem long enough for 911 to respond” encounters in 45 years, so I’m disturbingly on-par.

Personal situations are highly variable, so you always have to evaluate your own risks and what appropriate and reasonable responses would be.

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