How Safehaus was born
Over 10 years ago, our MD Roger Percy was walking home alone through Manchester City Centre. He was set-upon by a bunch of guys; one of whom was identified, thanks to his bravery and the timely intervention of Police. The frustration felt during the ID process formed what you see here with our Mini Self Defence Spray Criminal Identifier, which is a small 40ml self defence spray aerosol that stains a person's skin or clothes, but does not contain irritants. 300,000 cans have been sold to date (July 2021) and untold precarious situations avoided. We have worked with the Police, Crime Prevention and CSI Labs on a number of cases involving the spray and will continue to do so, to help keep people safe and do our bit to fight crime.
Many Safehaus products pass SBD's rigorous standards
What makes our product unique?
Safehaus started as an English man and a Northern Irish lady's project. They happen to be married now, with lots of kids and animals. We design and build products and services that we would use ourselves, to protect each other, our children and our animals. Most are manufactured right here in the UK, and are produced to the highest possible quality assurance, compliance, sustainability and ethical standards.
Female Safety is at the core of what we do (poor Sarah Everard...)
Why we love what we do?
What better job satisfaction can you get from saving peoples lives? Saving dogs lives? We aim to put an end to dog theft and puppy farming which have gotten way out of hand. We are determined to put what we have at our disposal to best use. So that you - our lovely customer - can be safe and happy
Why Dog Theft?
We learned early in the pandemic about how dog theft was on the rise, as sales of our self defence products went crazy. Dog walkers all over the UK wanted to defend themselves. So upon researching the situation further we were determined to find an innovative solution and bring it to market. Some key facts we learned were:-
1 - Eurogroup for Animals estimated that 8 million new dogs are required annually to supply the European market but only about 1.1 million are produced by official breeding facilities. This is creating ample opportunity for the canine criminal underworld for breeding and thieving.
2 - The OCCRP say dog theft is one of the fastest growing illicit markets, possibly third after narcotics and weapons, and unlike arms and drugs, this one is fluffy, bounces down the street in full view, and is a very good boy
3 - Since lockdown, puppy prices have increased by a mind-blowing 450 percent. For example, a golden retriever has gone up from around 500 euros in 2019 to almost 3,000 euros. Older dogs are sold to breed. Puppy farms are the new goldmines.
4 - Crooks use chip scanners to locate and remove microchips, often putting the animal to sleep. These scanners are on sale today online for approx £30-£40 each.
Dog theft requires not just a national effort, but an EU-wide one too, which you have exclusively via the Safehaus Dog DNA Register
What we have set up
The only way to solve this huge industry in illegal animals is to take a UK and EU approach. Safehaus is perfectly positioned do to so with its UK and EU sales operation on the likes of Amazon, Google etc. We have everything from warehouse and shipment partners, multi lingual customer services staff, EU VAT registration and trademark, the whole lot.
Our Lab Partner is the leader in Animal Genomics
The best bit?
Their work and database management meet the rigorous standards as set by Policing Standards, which includes certification to the international recognized standard ISO 17025:2017 for laboratory operations.
Safehaus values innovation with a purpose. We love to deliver wonderful solutions and the way we strive to "Protect People Pets and Possessions".
So if we can be of any assistance to you, please drop us a line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.