|[July 28, 2014]
Mace Security International Partners with Pangaea Services and Contributes $100,000 to Crowdfund The Defender
LEWES, Del. --(Business Wire)--
Pangaea Services, Inc. and Mace Security International, Inc. are proud
to announce a strategic partnership. Pangaea Services has selected Mace®
Brand Pepper Spray to be featured inside The Defender, and Mace Security
International Inc. has preordered over 1,000 units of The Defender that
will be distributed through Mace® Brand distribution and
marketing channels. Mace® Brand Pepper Spray is the market
leader with 52% market share and brand recognition of 85% in North
America. The Defender is the first smart personal protection system to
provide identification, alert, defense, and response in a single device.
Together, Mace® Brand and The Defender will provide the most
advanced and comprehensive personal security system.
To introduce The Defender, Pangaea Services turned to crowd funding
website, Indiegogo.com, for a campaign that began on July 22nd.
The Defender has raised over $212,000 in less than six days on
Indiegogo.com by offering contributors the opportunity to receive the
first units made and be part of the beta development team. Mace Security
International contributed $100,000 towards the campaign.
Mace Security International President and CEO John McCann said regarding
the partnership, "Mace Security International Inc. is partnering with
The Defender because of the hard work, innovation and drive that Mace®
Brand saw in the product development work that went into The Defender
Pangaea Services Co-Founder Ryan McManus said, "Our partnership with Mace®
Brand is about more than pepper spray. The team at Mace®
Brand approached us with enthusiasm for the innovative technology that
Pangaea Services offered. Such technology helps Mace® Brand
maintain its position as the leaer in personal security. Our respective
missions, to protect through smart self-defense solutions, were aligned,
and we immediately began discussions on the many ways in which we could
work together to revolutionize personal defense." Regarding the
partnership, McManus said, "Their contribution to our campaign is just
the beginning of a great partnership, and we know we will be giving our
customers the best pepper spray with Mace® Brand inside The
The Defender will include Mace® Brand pepper spray inside,
plus a test canister that allows users to test the device prior to
carrying. The Defender provides "Everywhere Security" through a 24/7
monitoring service and deters a prospective criminal with a vast array
of self-defense features. The Defender provides confidence and peace of
mind, taking crime prevention to the next level.
A $179 contributor is entitled to receive The Defender with Mace®
Brand Inside, a mobile app for iOS and Android (News - Alert), and 1 year of 24/7
monitoring service. To contribute to the crowd funding campaign and be
among the first to carry The Defender, visit http://igg.me/at/theDefender
Regarding the crowd funding campaign, Ryan McManus said, "The goal of
our campaign is to not only raise funds to complete manufacturing here
in the US, but to find and engage beta testers to join the team and help
us enhance The Defender even further."
For more information, visit: http://www.getthedefender.com
Mace® Brand (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider
of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home,
school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site
assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper
spray devices, and anti-intrusion films for glass to electronic
surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a
source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand products are sold
For more information, go to www.mace.com
or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44103.
About Pangaea Services, Inc.
Pangaea Services, Inc. is an emerging innovator and maker of The
Defender, the first smart personal protection system. Established in
2012, Pangaea Services, Inc. develops internet-enhanced technology to
protect and connect our modern lives.
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