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The Peacekeeper Mini (light/spray portion 4 inches long, with cover 4.95 inches long) is a non-lethal self-defense device that combines the utility of a flashlight with the stopping power of a concentrated, military strength pepper spray, more than double the strength of the spray used by the US marines. It's effectiveness is significantly enhanced by a stealth delivery method. It also will have the added safety of the new Bluetooth "crowd alert" technology, recently added as a FREE upgrade for campaign funders. Estimated retail Price $79.95.
What is Bluetooth/GPS "Crowd Alert" technology?
It is a Bluetooth chip in the Peacekeeper that, upon activation, sends a signal via bluetooth through the person's phone to other phones who have elected to receive the alerts. This app will be given free to all campaign participants if we reach our stretch goal of $150,000.
We are working together with a brilliant app development team to create a very sophisticated app that goes far beyond the basic functionality. It employs many underlying multi-tiered failsafe measures to ensure maximum efficiency and dependability.Unlike other blue tooth "alert" products, the Peacekeeper Mini has the added ability to STOP THE ATTACKER!
Over the past several years, we have created some of the world’s best non-lethal devices, namely the TigerLight® Gold Series I, II, III, and the T100. We have one simple goal at TigerLight: to keep you safe from those who want to cause you harm. It was with this goal in mind that we created a product that safely stops bad situations from getting worse. Meet the Peacekeeper Mini.
"The light is amazing, but the stopping power is simply unbelievable!"
Officer Mike Stradley, SWAT
See many more testimonials from non-paid celebrities, top ranking police and military personnel and expert self-defense instructors below and in the gallery (Tab above).
There are countless self-defense products available to civilians these days. Unfortunately, most of those self-defense products have limitations. See how we compare.
Stun guns and tasers often times require the user to be close to their intended target. In addition to proximity issues, heavy clothing, poor aim, and multiple attackers contribute to these device’s limitations. Since attacks are not always broadcasted, the stun guns short incapacitation time allows little time to get to safety, especially in isolated areas.
Pepper sprays are all too often unreliable. Recently, the University of Utah conducted a test of various sprays. Their study showed that the potency claims made by the manufacturers are often times misstated with some sprays being 1/100th of the potency claimed on their label. In addition to the low potency, it is uncommon for people to carry pepper spray in their hands which makes it less accessible if an attack happens.
Though we support the right to carry firearms, and know that firearms can save lives, firearms are impractical in a majority of situations where civilian-on-civilian attacks occur. Ending someone’s life is the last thing that you want to do, which is why we created the Peacekeeper Mini. It allows you to stop an attack before it starts.
"If you are looking for the best personal protection device, this is it, at ANY price!"
Director Lance Powers, SWAT TEAM LEADER, SRT Instructor, Master Trainer
The Peacekeeper Mini offers peace of mind to an unsafe world. Here are 7 REASONS the Peacemaker Mini is the #1 choice to keep you out of harm’s way:
You are more likely to have a Peacekeeper Mini in-hand compared to other self-defense products because of its dual purposes (flashlight+pepper spray).
The Peacekeeper Mini spray delivery method, based on previous TigerLights, have shown documented stop rates of 96% because of its concentrated powerful formula, the spray pattern and most of all, the element of surprise. This results in a far greater and more immediate effect on the respiratory system resulting in a more potent incapacitating effect, particularly on drug impaired individuals.
The Peacekeeper Mini mimics and assimilates your natural response to an act of aggression, which is key in a high stress situation.
The Peacekeeper Mini can be used on multiple attackers as opposed to other self-defense products.
The Peacekeeper Mini’s effect lasts 30-45 minutes, giving you enough time to get away.
With the hand strap, a person is less likely to be one of the 90% who drop their weapon or self-defense device during a physical attack.
- The Peacekeeper Mini is inexpensive.
"Our approach has always been to produce products that work in practice, not only in theory. That is why TigerLights not only have the highest documented "stop rate" of any non-lethal device, but create such passion from users that, in one case, a police officer drove over 1,000 miles only to get a new $12.00 light bulb for his TigerLight® so he would not have to go to work as a police officer that night without it." Michael H. Teig
Violent crimes are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the United States.
To help illustrate our point, here are a few facts.
More than 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.
18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.
Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12; 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; 80% are under age 30; ages 12-34 are the highest risk years.
Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
"90% of people drop their weapon when physically attacked."
Below is a computer generated 3D image of the hand strap, in a variety of colors, that will come with your Peacekeeper Mini. It will be a soft, pliable material that will stretch over your hand and secure the light to your hand comfortably allowing you to actually use your fingers while the light is in hand.
Unfortunately, attackers do not broadcast or announce their intent to attack. The victim often does not realize he or she is being attacked until physical contact has been made. Given that 90% of people will drop their weapon in a sudden, physical attack, the hand strap becomes critically important.
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Meet The Peacekeeper Project Team
Michael Teig - President/CEO/Chairman/Co Founder
David Wiener - Chief Designer – DWV
John Gardiner - Industrial Design Engineer
Lonnie Adams - Electrical Engineer
Chris Knapp - Mechanical Design Engineer
Rod Sheffield - President Zygo Digital
Quinn Besinger - Industrial Designer
We started the Peacekeeper Mini Project in early 2013 and have moved steadily forward ever since. We know the self-defense industry and after thorough research, we know that this product is what’s missing. Through hard work, we are ready to bring the newest TigerLight® product to the public with a new and improved design.
Speaking of designs, they are done. As you can see, we have completed that part of the process and we are ready to move forward to the manufacturing stages. This is where we need your support. We have proven ourselves as a mainstay in the industry and we are ready to introduce the Peacekeeper Mini to you.
We started the Peacekeeper Mini Project in early 2013 and have moved steadily forward ever since. Through hard work, we are ready to bring the newest TigerLight® product to the public with a new and improved design.
Speaking of design, “We went after the best and got them.” said TigerLight CEO Michael Teig. I wanted a team of not only extremely talented designers and engineers, but also ones who understand the technology, the market and exactly what we are trying to accomplish. We knew it had to be high performance and visually appealing or it would not be in hand when needed. And, it has to remain in hand during an attack.
When it comes to high performance and beauty, Ferrari comes to mind and David Wiener has designed many incredibly beautiful, high performance products for Ferrari and is, himself, an avid sportsman, even designing a world-record-breaking bicycle ridden by Olympian Eric Heiden.
Everything has been taken into account from the positioning of the light switch and spray, the contour, width and length of the light and the materials, while accommodating people’s natural mental and physical response to an attack.
“We looked at a hundred designs before bringing David on board and David’s design garnered, by far, the most passionate, positive response from a variety of potential customers. With one finish, it can take on the appearance of a piece of jewelry or a diamond. With another finish, it can look military tough...and it will be tough!” says Teig. “There are more advantages to the size, weight and design than I have room to explain, but people will experience it, especially when they really need it!”
David has worked with a team of extremely talented engineers including electrical engineer Lonnie Adams, industrial designer John Gardiner and systems engineer Rod Sheffield. Mechanical designer, Chris Knapp and industrial designer Quinn Besinger also made significant contributions in the early stages of development.
We are ready to move forward to the manufacturing stages. This is where we need your support. We have proven ourselves as a mainstay in the industry and we are ready to introduce the Peacekeeper Mini to you.
We developed this product because we want everyone to feel safe, regardless of their situation. With your help, we can save lives and bring increased safety and peace of mind to millions. Your support will allow us to create not only a high quality and proven self-defense product, but one that’s affordable for everyone. You can protect your loved ones by giving them the Peacekeeper Mini.
Help us make a difference.
We have been supplying military-grade products to policemen for the past 13 years, but our goal is to get the same quality of product into your home for a fraction of the price.
In order for us to do this, we have to order the components and machinery needed to begin manufacturing in bulk so we can drive the cost per Peacekeeper Mini down. The bottom line is this: if we can manufacture for less, we can sell it for less. The more successful the campaign, the lower the retail price. Help us make it possible for everyone to afford one.
We ask you to think of those you love and fund a cause that has the potential to save the lives of millions.
A January 24, 2014 New York Times article states: “Mr. Obama gave his task force 90 days to recommend best practices for colleges to prevent or respond to assaults.”
A subsequent report from The White House Council On Women and Girls titled Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action dated January 14, 2014 detailed, among others, the following solution:
Launched the 1 is 2 Many Campaign to focus on teen and young-adult sexual violence. Among a number of other initiatives, the Campaign inspired the creation of the “Circle of 6” app- which puts a group of friends instantly in touch with each other, so someone in trouble can send a “come and get me” message, complete with GPS location map.
TigerLight has responded and surpassed this initiative with a tiny, pocket-size device that is like having multiple personal bodyguards with backup teams on call.
Why do we need it? One reason is that 1 out every 5 girls on college campuses are raped and its getting worse, not better.
Imagine a young coed walking to her car from the library, a small flashlight in hand. She is confronted by a rapist. In a blink of an eye two things happen; a “crowd alert” with her photo and GPS location appears on the screens of 200 other student's cell phones in the vicinity, including the campus security, and they all run immediately to her rescue only to find the would-be rapist writhing on the ground, incapacitated, but not injured. This is the Peacekeeper Mini, a proprietary, patented self-defense device, affordable to students and based on street proven technology, tried and proven by our military and police.
Help us make sure that White House is aware that the solution can be found in the Peacekeeper Mini project on Indiegogo.
Self Defense For Everyone: Every teacher and administrator in our schools, every student 18 or older, every jogger, hiker, walker and everyone else old enough to use one. Think about what this could mean!
Our NEW partnership with Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is to help spread the word about this amazing new product. Although this campaign's purpose is to fund the production of the Peacekeeper Mini and reward YOU for helping do that, TigerLight has participated in many charitable causes and we do not know of any cause more important than O.U.R., so we are working together to promote the Peacekeeper Mini campaign while also donating 20% to rescue children, right now. If you do not want part of your contribution to support O.U.R. you can select a PERK that does not include O.U.R.
Message from Tim Ballard, Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) and Jump Team Commander for rescue operations.
"We are thrilled to partner with Michael Teig, TigerLight, and those of you who will help us rescue these children from unfathomable misery. When you contribute to the new Peacekeeper Mini campaign, TigerLight will donate 20% of that contribution to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R) and 100% will go to fund the direct costs of the rescue missions.'
'Each mission costs between $15,000 - $25,000. You cannot begin to comprehend the difference you will make in these kids' lives. There are approximately 2,000,000 of these children being subjected to the worst possible kind of slavery. I have shed many tears. If you saw what I have seen, you would probably give everything you have to free just one of these children!"
What happens if the campaign does not reach the minimum campaign goal?
ANSWER: The money is all returned to the contributors.
Will the spray still work if the battery goes dead?
Is the money deducted out of our account the moment we pay?
ANSWER: Yes, is it held by Indiegogo until the end of the campaign and then disbursed to TigerLight if the campaign reaches a minimum of $50,000 and returned to the donors if it does not. That is supposed to take place within 15 days after the end of the campaign.
How is the light turned on? I do not see the light button on the side like the other TigerLights.
ANSWER: The light and the spray are both operated with the thumb. It is a new patent pending design. Both approaches work extremely well but we are excited about this design. We had been getting lots of requests from the professional industry, here in the US and in Europe, to have the switch under the thumb like many of the new, small tactical lights.
The problem was that it would not work unless the light and components were very small. In the Peacekeeper Mini, it works PERFECTLY. If you have your thumb on the light button, the spray button is behind and above, so you will not accidentally push the spray button. You have to raise your thumb up a little and push it back slightly to get over the spray button to push it down. The really cool part is that you can also rest the thumb over the spray button, resting on an interior side ledge. This is the position one would want to be in if exposed to potential attack. In this position the thumb is slightly cocked at an angle with the thumb knuckle right over the light button. Without moving your thumb position, all you have to do is "un-cock" or straighten your thumb and operate the light with the underside of your thumb knuckle. It is very intuitive. We have tried it with rapid prototypes and men and woman with small and large hands can operate it very comfortably and easily.
Will the Peacekeeper Mini have a holster?
ANSWER: We plan to make carry options for every situation, for the arm, wrist, waist, ankle, purse, bike. We emphasize the great importance that the Peacekeeper Mini be in your hand when things go bad, and retention is also very important. However, we realize it is not going to be in your hand in every situation and every environment, so we want to make it convenient, comfortable and quickly accessible at all times, whether at the beach or the prom, work or play. Our goal is that it is with you whenever your cell phone is and we know that is nearly 24/7.
What if I do not have a PayPal account. Can I still purchase (donate)?
ANSWER: You can contribute to our campaign via PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Use your credit card to "Pay as a Guest" without signing in to PayPal with a password:
When you get to the PayPal screen, you'll see up top "Choose a Way to Pay"
Select the second option: "Pay with a debit or credit card"
Complete the form - PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
Deselect the checkbox that says: "Save this information with a PayPal account"
Click "Review and Continue" to continue with a payment using a credit card
Note: Residents of Utah may be subject to sales tax.
Is there a temperature range the product works most effectively in?
ANSWER: Every canister manufacturer recommends that it not be stored above 120 degreed F. Our canister in our other lights were tested for the military by Eastern Laboratories in ten degree increments for an hour and only one canister failed after 55 minutes at 212 degrees fahrenheit. I have sprayed canisters after leaving them out in the snow all night in temperatures of about 5 degrees fahrenheit. They sprayed fine. Although a minimum temperature is not mentioned, some say it can be as low as -5 degrees F. I suspect that our sprays from Sabre Red and Guardian PD, given that they are not water based and are non-flammable, and are both used by the military and police, may have very low freezing points. Also, given the fact that the canister is contained in the flashlight and not exposed to direct sunlight, it is likely to withstand both higher and lower temperatures.
Does the Peacekeeper Mini have a strobe mode?
I received a private comment suggesting that we have a strobe light mode on the Peacekeeper Mini. In fact, we have what we call a passive “panic” mode. The light assumes that when you push the “On” button, you are under attack and immediately goes to a bright strobe for 3 seconds and then to constant high mode. If you do not want it to go to the panic mode, you “tap” the button twice and it goes directly to high mode. It also has a low mode and an SOS mode. Everything is designed to increase safety.
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TigerLight® consumers are responsible for understanding the local and state laws concerning the purchase and use of TigerLight, Inc.'s products. The consumer agrees that TigerLight, Inc.'s products are not intended for illegal use. TigerLight, Inc. is not responsible for misrepresentation by the consumer, nor the illegal use of our products. By submitting an order to www.tigerlight.net or Indiegogo, the consumer states that they are at least 18 years old, understand the local and state laws concerning the purchase and use of TigerLight, Inc.'s products and agrees to all terms and conditions of this purchase. No warranties implied or expressed.
TigerLight cannot ship products to consumers in Alaska. Please check with your local sporting goods provider about purchasing the Peacekeeper Mini, and other TigerLight products. The exception is if the consumer is willing to pay the additional Hazmat charge for air shipment.
District of Columbia
TigerLight cannot ship products to consumers in the District of Columbia. Please check with your local sporting goods provider about purchasing the Peacekeeper Mini, and other TigerLight products.
TigerLight cannot ship products to consumers in Massachusetts. Peacekeeper Minis and other TigerLight products must be purchased from a licensed gun dealer.
TigerLight cannot ship products to consumers in New York. Peacekeeper Minis and other TigerLight products must be purchased from a licensed gun dealer or pharmacy.
READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES (COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES).
Shipment to foreign countries.
According to the best of our knowledge, it is legal to purchase and carry pepper spray products like that contained in the Peacekeeper Mini in the countries listed below. However, consumers are responsible for understanding the laws in their local area and country concerning the online purchase and use of TigerLight, Inc.'s products, including the Peacekeeper Mini.
The consumer agrees that TigerLight, Inc.'s products are not intended for illegal use. TigerLight, Inc. is not responsible for misrepresentation by the consumer, nor the illegal purchase or use of our products and does not represent that the information it has regarding the purchase and use of pepper spray products in the countries listed below is correct. By submitting an order via the Indiegogo campaign, the consumer states that they are at least 18 years old, understand their local, state, provincial, country or other applicable laws concerning the online purchase and use of TigerLight, Inc.'s products, including the Peacekeeper Mini and agrees to all terms and conditions of this purchase. No warranties implied or expressed.
Consumer assumes all liability and responsibility and agrees to pay the actual cost of shipping, including any charges for taxes, duties, customs, hazardous material or other third party charges incurred to transport the product to the consumer. Consumers in the following countries, subject to the above conditions, may participate in the campaign but assume all responsibility for insuring that the product is legal for them to purchase and own.
Switzerland (Must show proof of registration as a user)
Check your local laws to see if it is legal in your area.