Multi-tool rape alarm takes photos, sprays mace and calls the cops

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Most women hope that they'll never find themselves in a dangerous situation when walking alone, but the sad fact is that many do. We've already seen Guardian Angel — the necklace that sends a fake call to wearers' phones to give them a way out of uncomfortable advances — which could stop any violence from happening in the first place. But in the case when an attack does happen, The Defender is a small tool that includes an alarm, pepper spray, photo capture and automatic emergency service alerts in one. Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, the device takes the form…

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