Friday, March 27, 2015

Pepper Spray for Safety at Work: The Home Security Super Store

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



The Home Security Super Store is helping to keep my husband safe at work.

You wouldn’t think there were that many perils of being a mailman, and for the most part you would be right. There are, however, some instances where safety decidedly comes into question. That means it is a good idea for people in such a position to be prepared for the ‘just in case.’

One example I have to offer came in the form of a big dog my husband, a mailman for the last 20+ years, ran into the day-before-yesterday. Because the weather is getting warmer, people are leaving their doors open, cracking their windows and using their screens. Most people know that dogs aren’t overly fond of the mailman, probably because that’s someone they don’t know coming right onto their turf.

When hubs went to reach into the mailbox at the house where the aforementioned pet lived, the massively huge dog ran to the door, and because it was the lightweight screen door, had his head sticking out, teeth bared and a vicious bark going…trying presumably to eat my husband. Fortunately, there was no harm done. My husband offered him a doggie treat, something he keeps in his pockets at all times, and all was well…at least long enough for my husband to retreat safely off of the porch.


One of many types of pepper spray available on the website.

While we laugh at some of the instances he comes across with the dogs, they are not all funny, and many a mail carrier has been bitten. That means that although it is not something mailmen want to do, using pepper spray is something they will do, if they have to, in order to buy them the time they need to get to safety if a dog is surely going to bite.  Of course animals are not the only safety concern mailmen/women come across, so carrying the pepper spray is always a good idea anyway.

The Home Security Super Store carries a variety of types, sizes and styles of pepper spray, as well as many other non-lethal items that could be used for safety and/or protection. It is truly a one-stop shop for home security solutions and self-defense needs. Take a look around their website and you will see that they have a huge selection of DIY home security & personal safety product, with a low-price guarantee.

You can learn more about The Home Security Super Store by visiting their website (http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com). You can also follow them on Facebook here and/or Twitter here.

There are many instances I can think of, besides the one I’ve given, where safety protection would have been in order. Walking the bike trail, early morning hikes at the lake, trips to the park when it’s getting dark, and shopping in the wee hours of the morning (which I sometimes do at the 24-hour super store) are all things that come to mind for just me alone.  I’m sure if I thought for a second or two, there would be others.

How about you? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you could have used, or did have something along with you for safety purposes?

39 comments:

spiffykerms said...

I was frightened to death when we moved from Canada to the USA. My husband ended up buying me some pepper spray, and it's especially helpful if I'm ever out in the dark by myself - at least i have some sense of security.

Angelic Sinova said...

A lot of my friends carry peeper spray (especially when they get out of work when it's dark out downtown) and have advised me to start doing so! It doesn't hurt to be extra careful especially when it comes to safety <3

Russ R. said...

One can't be too complacent regardless of where he or she is. It's always best to be prepared. I myself am planning ( I've just been putting it off ) to get a pepper spray - especially with my line of work & most of the time, I am not home.

LadySoda said...

I was imagining that dog almost attacking your husband, I'd have a heart attack if that was me! lol!

I must say pepper sprays are life saver! I think it has become among women's fave companion since!

The Plagued Parent said...

My Husband's uncle is a mailman, oh the stories we have heard! This post was really helpful because I was under the impression you could not buy pepper spray legally. I am going to check out those sites, thank you!

Ickle Pickle said...

Oh poor hubby - big doggies can be scary! I am not sure what pepper spray is - I don't know if it is allowed her in the UK x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have also been bitten by a dog before when running (and chased by many more dogs!) I didn't get hurt, because the dog bit my shoe, thankfully. I have been chased by many more dogs, though. I usually try to find a big stick on the side of the road and act threatening if I really have to. They can be scary. Pepper spray would probably be a better solution.

Pat Hatt said...

Pepper spray would be a great deterrent from getting bit

Masshole Mommy said...

I am pretty sure pepper spray is illegal here in MA - or at least it used to be.

Sandee said...

Pepper spray (the one law enforcement uses) is awesome. You have to go through training and have it used on you so you know what the results are when you use it on someone else. Wow, it just shuts you down. You aren't thinking about doing anything but breathing and opening your eyes. Powerful stuff. I understand over the counter stuff isn't as powerful, but still works. It's the getting away that's the important part.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Cascia Talbert said...

Pepper spray would probably work well to fend off viscous dogs. I've never used it before.

Mama to 5 said...

I need this to carry in my handbag. As a mom with 5 little children and going out with them daily anything can happen.

Liz Leiro said...

My grandparents are always going on walks around the neighborhood and I recently bought them pepper spray. Maybe I should look into getting some more for myself and my husband. You can never be too careful!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I just bought pepper spray to attach to my keyring. You just never know.

Reginia Cordell said...

I use to walk through my neighborhood a lot for exercise but stopped because people didn't secure their dogs properly. I wish I had powerful pepper spray because that would have made me feel better.

Liz Mays said...

Yikes, that is super scary! He's wise to carry treats all the time, but those walking routes would terrify me!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I keep my handy at all times. You can never be too careful nowadays! Glad you hubs wasn't hurt the other day. Jason has a nasty scar on his leg from a bad bite he got from a German Shepherd when he was a little boy.

Franc said...

Pepper Spray can really be a handy defense system against people trying to harm us. It's always safe to have one.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

I don't have any experience and I thank God for that. My sister experienced meeting a probable rapist on the street. She run away and her friend gave her a pepper spray that now she carries everywhere.

James Robert said...

My sister is a manager and leaves work late in the evenings by herself. Having something like this would be terrific for her and we would all feel better knowing she has something to protect her

Janet W. said...

Luckily I haven't come across any scary situations, but it's better to be prepared than sorry!

Terri. said...

Fortunately, I live in a very small town in a very rural area and have not had any frightening things happen.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I bought my daughter and both granddaughters bottle of pepper spray. The granddaughters are in college and sometimes had to walk a late from class.

Lesley said...

I am pro self defense. I think things like this are useful for women to carry with them.

April Mims said...

Sometimes I run alone in the dark in the early morning so it would be useful for me. I've never been frightened running in the dark before but it's always better to be safe than sorry.

NutriFit Mama said...

I carry spray with me everywhere I go. I think it's better to be safe than sorry.

Penny Struebig said...

Carrying this type of spray does make me feel a bit more safe in certain situations. I've never actually had to use it, but I like knowing I have it available.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I'm scared of big dogs. I can't imagine being bitten by one.It's really good if your husband brings pepper spray for protection.

debdenny said...

I think that would be so handy to have, We live in the country and our main problem is snakes if their out.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is so important to have access to, especially if you leave work late at night. I like that it can fit in your purse easily.

CourtneyLynne said...

When I lived in Orlando almost all the girls I knew carried pepper spray or a taser & I didn't get it! Come to find out Orlando is one of the top dangerous city's in the country. Who would of ever guessed that about Mickey Mouse town lol.

BellaVida Letty said...

When I was younger I used to carry one in my purse. Time to get myself back into the safety habit.

Carly said...

I'm a teacher and work in a pretty dangerous neighborhood.....I should probably be carrying pepper spray!

Carmen Perez said...

Wow, what a scare. I have been terrified of dogs my entire life!

Jessica Cassidy said...

I want to have one with me every time I drive especially when my kids are with me.

Yona Williams said...

I could not imagine being a mailman nowadays – because of the dog factor. I remember when my lab/Chow mix was a puppy, our mailman came up to him with treats to get acquainted with him. I thought that was the nicest (and smartest) thing to do. Usually, I wouldn't let anyone do that, but we liked our mailman – he was really considerate!

I'm pooped said...

I used to carry it, but now it has been some time since I have had it.I should probably start again.

Debi- The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

I have been wanting to get some pepper spray for my mom. She worries me and it makes her feel safer.

Julie Searle said...

I enjoyed your post, And now I know I have to do more research about pepper spray so I can find if it is dangerous for the animals or not :( I know.. I worry a lot about animals..