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Defend Six can be used in a wide range of applications.
Defend Six can be used in a wide range of applications.

Our groundbreaking safety wearable is like having an extra set of eyes. Defend Six sends an early alert of anything approaching from behind. Now, you can be better tuned to your surroundings, all while listening to your favorite music or podcast.

Product Features

  •  ​~25m detection range (approaching people or animals)
  •  ~6 hour battery life
  •  smartphone app (pair device with your phone to send alerts to your headphones
  •  use with or without headphones (bluetooth or wired)
  •  in-box alarm for stand-alone use
  •  strong enough to detect movement through walls and doors
  •  Patent-Pending
Final Production Unit Rendering
Final Production Unit Rendering

We have several working prototypes and are currently in the pre-production stage. We are looking to fund the production of the first generation and gain the legally required certifications to ensure a safe and reliable product.

The Story Behind the Idea

Breanna Cleghorn- President and Concept Originator of Defend Six
Breanna Cleghorn- President and Concept Originator of Defend Six

As I was sitting in my living room, watching the local news with my family, I was listening to another story about a woman being assaulted while running. The trail, on which the woman was attacked, was a trail right by my house and one that I have ran multiple times. I began to wonder if I was safe running in my own neighborhood. Law enforcement advised  to run without headphones and to run with a partner. Although the advice was sound, it was not an acceptable solution. I began to think, what if there was a device I could wear on my back that would alert me if someone was approaching from behind, while still allowing me to wear headphones and enjoy my music? This is how Defend Six was born. 

For more information about the attack that motivated Breanna and her team to find a proactive way for women to protect themselves, click below. 

https://www.abqjournal.com/516763/jogger-sexually-assaulted-in-bear-canyon-arroyo.html

http://krqe.com/2014/12/22/police-search-for-suspect-in-arroyo-sexual-assault/

The success of this campaign will bring the Defend Six device to market!

Where does the name "Defend Six" come from?

"Six" is military slang for "behind you" or "your back". The primary goal of Defend Six is to expand people’s line of sight and deliver on the promise “We’ve got your back.” We want to  help you DEFEND your SIX.

More about the technology utilized by Defend Six...

Defend Six is designed for runners, but is able to improve personal safety for everyone.

Place it in a front pocket of your backpack when walking to and from school; take it with you when you go hiking or even when it's time to walk the dog;  Defend Six can be used in almost any situation in which you need to know if you are being approached.
Place it in a front pocket of your backpack when walking to and from school; take it with you when you go hiking or even when it's time to walk the dog;  Defend Six can be used in almost any situation in which you need to know if you are being approached.

Other Applications....

Defend Six Corp. has Been Hard at Work

Derek and Breanna presenting at the Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase (April 2016)
Derek and Breanna presenting at the Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase (April 2016)

 

The Defend Six Corp. Team at CES 2017
The Defend Six Corp. Team at CES 2017

 

What We've Done...

  • Demonstrated proof-of-concept through prototype development 
  • Filed non-provisional patent application
  •  Developed Business Plan
  •  Performed Market Analysis 
  • Participated in Eureka Park at CES 2017
  •  Identified industry partners
  •   Miniaturized prototype for testing and evaluation
  •  App Development initiated
  •   Manufacturing design initiated for final pre-production unit development

 Next Steps...

  • Completing pre-production design for manufacturing
  •  Certification testing for safety and governmental regulation compliance  
  • Tooling for retail production
  •  legal fees for product release/liability
  •  begin development of additional features for the 2nd generation model

A Timeline of our Journey So Far

Evolution of Design

From the Proof-of-Concept Prototype, to miniaturization, to pre-production design, every detail of the Defend Six device has been carefully considered .
From the Proof-of-Concept Prototype, to miniaturization, to pre-production design, every detail of the Defend Six device has been carefully considered .

 

Let us introduce ourselves...

At Defend Six Corporation, we revolutionize personal safety by designing products for people to protect themselves and live empowered lives. Defend Six is a new technology company launching its first product into the marketplace. The company and product name, Defend Six, is rich with meaning. At the heart of the company’s reason for being is the desire to expand people’s line of sight, delivering on the promise “We’ve got your back.”

We are proud to be a female owned company.
We are proud to be a female owned company.

Breanna Cleghorn, President and Co-Founder

 As a wife and mother to three boys, running is a great way for me to clear my head and keep my health a priority. As I run, I do so while looking over my shoulder, with the fear I may not know when someone is approaching me from behind. Defend Six will give me a sense of security and allow me to continue to enjoy my music while wearing my headphones. Keeping women safe is paramount for me. As I continue through this journey, I would like to use my resources in protecting women around the world. I am hoping, Defend Six will also give me the platform I need to protect and rescue women and young girls who have fallen victim to sex trafficking. My vision for Defend Six goes much further than a running device. I hope to have longevity as an entrepreneur and truly live to make a difference.

Stephanie Abercrombie, Vice President and Public Relations Director

As a wife and mother, making a positive impact on people I meet and the community I live in is a priority in everything I do. I have learned that to offer my best to others, I must nurture my mind, body, and spirit. Doing this equips me to be my best self. I’m passionate about empowering women to reach their full potential and be confident in who they are. When my long-time friend, Breanna, brought the idea of DefendSix to my attention, I knew that the device would be a tool all women could use to grow their physical strength through running, freed from the fear of becoming an unsuspecting victim. Defend Six not only develops products that empower women, we are a company that believes that enabling women to pursue their passions with confidence will lead to positive and long-lasting impacts in the communities in which they live. Earning a B.A. in Public Relations has helped me to develop a skill set that I have passionately devoted to growing and promoting the mission of Defend Six Corporation by helping women everywhere live their best lives.

Derek Doyle, Chief Engineer and Co-Founder

Having earned multiple Mechanical and Electrical engineering degrees up through my Ph.D., I’ve spent over a decade innovating technologies that improve situational awareness through embedded sensing systems and applied electromagnetics. I came to the team through my friendship with Breanna, and helped prove out her vision by developing our flagship product, DefendSix. My passion to improve lives motivates me to innovate groundbreaking technologies that deliver a wide range of new capabilities. Not much of a runner, I love that DefendSix can be used as a warning system in so many ways—like monitoring through a closed office door for when the boss is approaching and one might be napping!

Pat Brown, Business Development

In 1985, at age 21, I founded NebArk Courier, Inc. Over the course of 15 years, the company grew to be the largest independent freight company in New Mexico before being sold in 2000. Having ownership and interest in various ventures from retail to financial services, investing, advising and growing startups is a passion. It is important that the Defend Six device makes it to market and I am honored to be involved.

KOB News 4

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/defendsix-personal-safety-device-breanna-cleghorn/4569930/?cat=500

KRQE News 13

http://krqe.com/2017/08/01/groundbreaking-device-built-in-new-mexico-aiming-to-keep-runners-safe/

Up and Humming- A Running Blog:

http://upandhumming.com/2017/07/tech-tuesday-every-runner-needs-this-every-single-one/

Albuquerque Business First:

https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/06/20/abq-inventors-hope-to-manufacture-a-unique-product.html

New Mexico News Port:

http://www.newmexiconewsport.com/abq-team-pitches-personal-security-device/

Press Kit: includes press release and image library available for media use (Click Here)

www.defendsix.com

Risks and challenges

Launching a new electronic device is certainly full of new challenges for entrepreneurs and technology developers from business setup, designing for manufacturing, compliance with regulations, and producing a robust device that meets your requirements. While we have proven the technology and built a working prototype we understand that we have only just begun. We set our goals so that we could address these various challenges.
For Defend Six Corp., honesty is paramount in everything we do. As unforeseen challenges arise, we will make it a priority to keep everyone up to date.

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