By Chris Scott Barr

Not all of us can afford a fancy home security system that’s monitored 24×7. Instead, if we want to deter criminals from taking our possessions, we lock our doors and hope for the best. There are some low-tech alarms that will simply emit a loud sound, in hopes of scaring off burglars, but even those aren’t the most effective. So why not step it up a bit, and make sure they want to get far away from your house as fast as they can.

This Burglar Blaster is one thing that no would-be thief will want to tangle with. Once tripped, it will not only start wailing loudly, but it’s going to shoot out pepper spray. The 4oz container is enough to cover 2,000 square feet with the stuff, leaving the criminal with a good bit of pain in the eyes. Of course, the trade-off here is that you have a house full of pepper spray. I’ve never tried to clean that stuff up, but it seems to be that it wouldn’t be much fun. Also, you’re going to have to shell out $600 for one of these. While I appreciate the harm it would cause to someone breaking into my house, I think it would be more of a hassle than it’s worth.

[ Burglar Blaster ] VIA [ GeekAlerts ]


  1. Actually this might be really helpful. But I think I will just go with the siren alarm or something. Since I am a shallow sleeper so I can be waken up by the alarm, call the police and get my shotgun! lol

  2. This is a terrible idea, and I think it's illegal in some places. What if there's a fire and suddenly the firefighter has a face full of pepper spray? Paramedics responding to an emergency call are going to have a difficult time of saving your life if they have to deal with burning eyes and coughing. It's common for burglar alarms to be accidentally tripped by the occupants of the home. And what about pets? A good point was also made by Chris… cleaning up the pepper spray would be a big problem, and the smell would linger for a long time. It would be in the furniture, curtains, carpet, everywhere.

    This is a major stupid idea.

  3. I could see this being practical in a warehouse or factory type environment where the cleanup will not destroy all the furniture and such as it would in a house. 2000 sq feet is a pretty large area, it would be cool to see this thing in action!