One of the challenges for building owners and managers charged with developing active shooter and workplace violence response plans is how to provide employees with a way to defend themselves without the risks posed by putting firearms into the corporate or manufacturing environment. Knowing that police arrive after an attack is over about 60% of the time, if your facility is attacked, you and your employees are the first responders. Being able to fight back against a violent person could reduce injuries and deaths.
But, how can employees defend themselves without causing unintended harm to others? Alternative Defense Strategies, LLC (ADS), offers a line of powerful, yet non-lethal pepper gel defense products to bridge the gap between the risk posed by firearms, and having no way to defend against a violent assailant.
Safe Zone CM™ contains a specially formulated pepper gel that can temporarily incapacitate a violent assailant and allow evacuation or time for police to respond. The pepper gel projects up to 25′ — preventing the need to get close to an armed or violent assailant, yet won’t spread throughout the facility. Safe Zone CM is housed in a wall-mountable steel cabinet locked to prevent unauthorized access, but easily opened by designated personnel, and is available in four models, each with a different level of access control, depending on where the cabinets are installed. The newest model includes a bleeding control trauma kit to treat mass casualty victims until emergency medical help arrive.
Safe Zone CM can be installed under reception or security desks, in offices, conference rooms, multi-purpose rooms, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, shipping areas, or anywhere an attack may occur. The product can be an integral part of the active shooter and workplace violence response protocols of Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, small and mid-size businesses, houses of worship and faith-based organizations, county and municipal offices, and K-12 schools.
Upon purchasing, organizations also purchase a live training package, which helps protect students and staff from misuse of the product, both intentional and unintentional.
Safe Zone CM™ is a registered trademark of Alternative Defense Strategies LLC. US Patent pending 2015.