Tuesday, October 11, 2011


For Immediate Release
October 11, 2011

Shieldher Press Room
(602) 881-0802 Phone
(602) 926-0441 Fax

Shieldher launches LIVE self defense training and LIVE self defense “TASER parties” via the Web

Scottsdale, AZ – Dana Shafman, TASER Party creator and owner of Shieldher Inc, re-launches the globally recognized TASER Party via LIVE Webcast on its fourth anniversary and simultaneously rolls out LIVE self defense training online.  Shieldher, with the help of Data Doctors and House Modernization, will conduct a “Tupperware-style” TASER Party in Scottsdale in front of a LIVE audience both online and in person.  Shafman recognizes that “people are exhausted and the last thing they want to do is to get into a car and drive somewhere to learn something they may never use.  By delivering self defense training and parties online, I can reach a global audience.”  Shieldher will also be donating $25 for every PINK TASER C2 sold to breast cancer research in October 2011 and most likely throughout the remainder of 2011.

Shieldher’s strategic relationship with Data Doctors and House Modernization is an essential component to the ability to service customers worldwide.  “The only barrier to Shieldher expanding prior to now was technology…it is scary to take a bricks and mortar business and move it to the virtual market online when you have no knowledge of the marketplace,” Shafman explains.  Shieldher will finally be able to service TASER Party requests LIVE via the Web and teach self defense to those in rural areas as well as oversees where weaponry is prohibited. Johnathon House of Data Doctors Scottsdale and House Modernization says, “We support Shieldher and believe in educating the community on personal safety and self defense. We are energized about helping Dana and Shieldher with all their technological needs and look forward to doing the same for other inspirational entrepreneurs.”

Shieldher’s LIVE Webcast of the TASER Party Re-launch will be on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM via Go To Meeting (LINK: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/342505585 and Meeting ID: 342-505-585).  There are a limited number of virtual spots available for this event so please get there early to secure your spot. For additional information or questions, please contact Dana Shafman of Shieldher at dana@shieldher.com or the Shieldher office at (602) 881-0802.  No media will be granted access to the physical location for this event.

About Shieldher
Shieldher Inc was started in February 2007 by Dana Shafman with a mission to pacify the daily fears women face and to increase the overall quality of women’s lives. To get her message out to women, she invented Tupperware-style TASER Parties across the US to educate women about the benefits of personal protection with a TASER C2. Shieldher is celebrating the fourth anniversary of the TASER Party on October 15, 2011 LIVE via Webcast to launch Shieldher’s Online Parties and Self Defense Training. Shieldher has continued to expand over the last four years and now has a dynamic product collection and borderless service offerings (LIVE parties and training) with an even broader focus to protect all life, not just the lives of women.  To learn more about Shieldher, please visit www.Shieldher.com or contact Shieldher at (602) 881-0802.

About Data Doctors

Established in 1988 and recognized as a leader in the industry, Data Doctors provides computer services for individuals as well as corporate clientele. Data Doctors’ world class data recovery lab can recover lost data from hard drives, tapes, floppy disks, CD’s, DVD’s, digital camera cards and much more.  They also provide service and repair, custom computer builds, networking, application setup, and security backup.  Data Doctors will be demonstrating their LIVE event assistance at Shieldher’s TASER Party on Saturday, October 15th at 3:00 PM.  Ron Smith, Owner/Operator of Data Doctors, can be contacted at (480) 556-9400 for additional information.

About House Modernization

House Modernization, LLC specializes in Home Theater build and installation.  Johnathon House, Owner and Installation Specialist at House Modernization, possesses a magical mix of Home Theater and Computer industry “tech savvy” experience that blends beautifully to create amazing home theater results.  Whether it’s a projection screen displaying corporate portfolios or a mom watching home movies on the wall while listening to her favorite downloads, House Modernization delivers savvy solutions to visionary clients; they take home music and theater creations to the next level.  House Modernization also offers a full suite of personal and business computing and networking solutions. Johnathon House of House Modernization can be contacted at (480) 544-2282 for additional information.

The statements made herein are independent statements of Shieldher Inc.  The inclusion of any third parties does not represent an endorsement of any Shieldher products or services by any such third parties.

# # #

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Taser Party (Fox News - Charlotte, NC) - Heidi Hazrati NC SRM

Taser Party


Morgan Fogarty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tasers are powerful and loud. Firing one gives you an empowering feeling. Stopping an attacker is an indescribable feeling.

At a home in South Charlotte, a small group of women learned the ins and outs of personal Tasers from the wife of a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer, Heidi Hazrati. She sells the self defense weapons for a company called Shieldher, Inc. and hosts Taser parties. "If someone buys a Taser, that's great, but if they walk out of here and can keep themselves safe, that's even better,” says Hazrati.

Hazrati doesn't allow drinking at the parties until after the Taser demonstration and the only target is a metal board. She says over the past year and half, interest in the Tasers has been steady. "I have seen more people feel threatened when crime is worse because unemployment rises,” she says.

South Charlotte resident Anne Steppe says she plans on buying one of the devices despite the $350 price tag. Steppe says, "Definitely can't put a cost if I were to leave my husband raising our son by himself and my son without a mom."

A Taser sends 50,000 volts through an attacker's body. To put that in perspective, an emergency defibrillator is 800 times stronger. Hazrati's tried the Taser before, and says “It was the worst pain of my entire life." Even still, she doesn't worry about the effect it might have on an attacker. "It's my safety, if you're doing something that's not right, sorry if something happens as a result of it,” says Hazrati.

Even if you miss your target with the cartridge, the Taser still has an electric current running through it and acts like a stun gun. Steppe says, "I don't think women should be afraid to use things like this and have them. I think you should be afraid not to have one for what could happen to you if you don't have one."

Many women carry Tasers in their purses. Experts say 80% of attacks can be prevented just by showing the device and telling the attacker you will use it.

Tasers are legal in North and South Carolina, but six states and D.C. don't allow them. You don't have to get any special training or certification for a Taser, but you do have to pass a background check.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Women get handle on Tasers

Women get handle on Tasers

Hostess puts on parties to teach people basic self defense and how to use certain weapons.
Updated: Friday, April 2, 2010 8:56 PM PDT

When Dana Shafman drives her car, she likes to play the game “Who’s the Victim” with herself.

Shafman likes to see who is most likely to become a victim of assault, and she has no problem spotting them — the jogger wearing earphones, the woman walking alone and chatting on her cell phone.

“It’s a fun game, and what it does, it gets you more aware of your behavior,” she said. “The more you do it, the more you are going to be aware of your own behavior and how it’s going to impact you.”

Helping people avoid becoming victims is Shafman’s business. In a house on Huntington Beach Harbour, she held her first Taser Party in Orange County on Saturday.

A group of women and a few men gathered around a collection of different-colored Tasers, pepper spray, knives and flashlights as Shafman taught them basic self defense and how to use a Taser.

“This is for you guys. I pretty much know all this,” she said to the party. “My goal is to leave you guys with more information than you came with.”

Shafman started Shieldher, which puts on Taser Parties in addition to providing personal safety information, in 2007 after her own personal safety was compromised with not one, but two stalkers in one year.

Now, the Arizona native goes everywhere with what she considers her everyday essentials — a Taser, flashlight and whistle.

“It’s not necessarily the device that will save your life; it’s the fact that you are prepared that will save your life,” she said.

Cindy Ho, the hostess and Shieldher’s regional manager for Orange County and Los Angeles, said the thought of a Taser originally made her nervous.

Now, she carries one with her everywhere.

“It’s nice to have because once you have one, it’s peace of mind,” Ho said.

Berkeley resident Aya Seto, 23, a guest at the party, said she was glad she came to learn more about how to protect herself.

Seto came to the party after having a bad experience of her own. Walking home one night after midnight, she was accosted by a strange man who tried to pull her with him.

She managed to get away, but many women don’t.

More than 40,000 people are victims of rape every year and the majority are women, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. One in six women in the United States will be raped or have a close encounter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Although not ready for any kind of weapon, Seto said she feels more confident with the self-defense maneuvers she learned.

“I don’t think I’ll directly buy into [carrying a Taser] now . . . but I feel safer knowing about all this,” she said.