When it comes to self-defense and self-defense products just about everybody has heard of pepper sprays and tasers which are a sophisticated form of stun gun. Pepper sprays have been commercially available since 1963 when they originally sold as animal repellents. Only in 1989 did pepper spray become officially accepted by the FBI for use by SWAT teams.The origins of stun guns can actually be traced back to the late 1800’s when an electric cattle prod was introduced after batteries were developed. So stun guns and pepper sprays have been around for a long, long time. They have both developed good track records for success. But there are other little-known secret products for female self-defense that are just as effective.Here are three secret items for self-defense that receive very little publicity. They are effective for personal security and personal safety too.The first tool for female self-defense that most people don’t know about are self-defense alarms or panic alarms. These are small hand-held devices that are battery-operated and make very loud noise, some as much as 130 dB. Their purpose is to scare away a potential assailant in a dangerous situation and\/or draw attention to your situation when\/if you feel threatened.Tactical pens are another self-defense item that get absolutely no attention. They are working ball point pens (some have LED flashlights) that double as a highly effective striking tool. They are primarily useful against bony surfaces, soft tissue and nerve points. They increase the power of any strike regardless of the target. An effective strike to a bony part of the body or a nerve point can cause great pain. They are similar to kubatons in many respects but more useful.There are a large assortment of self-defense key chain weapons. They range from mini baton pepper sprays to kubatons to a huge assortment of striking devices that are easy to use and all attach to your key chain. As a bonus, many of them are less than $10 each. These are serious self-defense weapons not toys.These lightweight, covert weapons are stunningly effective and their size is deceiving. When held properly, a key chain weapon aligned with bony surfaces and nerve points can greatly multiply the force of your punch, surprising an attacker and giving you an opportunity to get away.Those are three self-defense items that receive very little publicity. They are effective for personal security and personal safety.Please check all of our Self-Defense Alarms. Their extremely effective at scaring away the bad guys and they are inexpensive too. The Home Security Superstore is one of the oldest and largest independent distributors of high quality home security, surveillance, spy, self-defense, survival and safety products. We carry a wide range of self-defense products including tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays and other nonlethal weapons that can save your life in the event of an attack.