Support Veteran owned Businesses

We are all familiar with the holidays designated to celebrate and commemorate those who have served and sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedoms.  Recognizing our veterans at these times is wonderful but many often go unnoticed once they return from military service.  These brave men and woman blend into society, many start businesses of their own employing other veterans.

Supporting veteran owned businesses is good business, your wallet has a voice. Next time you are looking to source merchandise consider patronizing one of these companies.

This month we highlight one of these veteran owned businesses, Safety Technology.

Founded in 1986 by Michael Gravette and his wife Nancy, Safety Technology believes that every person has the right to self-defense. They support this right by providing a full selection of non-lethal self-defense devices, hidden cameras, survival gear and surveillance systems through their Network of Authorized Dealers.

Michael joined the Air Force in 1967 and was selected for Intelligence School, later given Top Secret Clearance, then upgraded to SSIR; Super Sensitive Information Restricted. In 1969, at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Saigon, Michael was responsible for reviewing film taken by reconnaissance planes. He would look for troop movement, truck convoys, hidden AAA sites (anti-aircraft artillery) and SAM sites (Surface to Air Missile) that could shoot down our pilots. Michael’s intelligence reports were not only used by the Air Force, but also the Army, Navy, Marines and the Pentagon.  Michael served his country well, and came home to a country divided, definitely not to a hero’s welcome. Incidentally, little did he know he would be in the “spy business” someday!

In 1986, he was looking for something his wife, Nancy, a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines at the time, could have with her when she traveled to make her feel safer. Michael saw an ad for stun guns in a magazine and ordered one for her. He was impressed by it, and contacted the company to see if I could buy them at wholesale to re-sell them.  And with that, Safety Technology was born.

Michael started his business at home with one product, stun guns. His wife, Nancy, was the entire shipping department. He can still remember her going out to get boxes out of dumpsters because they could not afford to buy shipping boxes.  Today, Safety Technology is recognized as a leader within the Self Defense products supply industry.

We are proud to know Michael and his company, we thank him for his service and hope you will consider Safety Technology for any self-defense products your business may need. Visit them online today and support a veteran owned business at

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