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Art Kutzer, Attorney with SGR LLC states: "As a trial attorney, recordings of an incident can be the most critical evidence that make or break your case.  Having a recording of an incident can also potentially avoid a case being brought in the first place.  Defense Recorder could be your best evidence of what transpired."

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Below are some of the many ways adding Defense Recorder to your phone could benefit you. (click each section to learn more)

Here's how easy it is to protect yourself no matter what may happen to you

Download it, Subscribe & Customize your recording settings

Defense Recorder legal protection app customizable settings

Hit "record" and let it run in the background

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You are now protected by Defense Recorder

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Legal in all of the clear states

  • Why don't I just use a free audio recorder app?
    This is a great question, other apps require user input before an incident. Defense Recorder is the only app that requires user input after an incident. Other voice recording apps are not designed to function as a sort of "dash camera", constantly recording audio. They require you to manually start & stop delete and save recordings, and don't often record properly in the background of your phone. If you were to tolerate the added hassle of using other audio recorder apps as a "personal dash camera". And capture a recording of an event such as use of force in self defense. The added hassle of manually operating other recording apps will likely be used against you in court. The court could easily say something like "why would you go through so much added work every single day, just incase something were to happen, you must have been planning this incident".
  • Is this legal?
    In most of the country, yes, any state that recognizes single party consent will have no issues with this program. You can find more information about these laws on our Recording Laws page. And we also provide updates to recording laws in our email newsletter.
  • Why are you special?
    Defense Recorder is a set-and-forget system. Once the you download, subscribe, set recording settings and hit record. It will constantly record until you need the recordings. Just like a car dash camera.
  • Why is it a paid subscription?
    We have to make money to maintain the program, so we charge a subscription as compared to selling user data. It keeps our users information safe and secure.
  • How does it impact battery use?
    We have seen a considerable draw on battery use, this is because the app is constantly running in the background while it's recording.
  • Are you a security app?
    Yes and no, we are not here to call the police, fire, or medics for you. We are a legal security app, that gathers evidence to use in court.
  • What permissions do you require from my phone?
    - Microphone To record audio files of anything that may happen, such as a self defense incident, verbal agreement, first words, etc. - Storage To save and replay audio files that are recorded, also to automatically delete the oldest file according to your settings. - Billing services Defense Recorder is a subscription only app, we require access to your smartphones built in subscription services.
  • Self incrimination
    It is important to clarify that the likelihood of incriminating oneself by using Defense Recorder is extremely low. Drawing a parallel, consider the usage of a dash camera in a vehicle. Just because one has a dash camera installed does not automatically result in receiving a citation for speeding. The same principle applies to Defense Recorder. We want to emphasize that our primary goal is to enhance personal security and provide valuable evidence in case of any unfortunate incidents. We have implemented strict measures to protect the privacy and rights of our users, ensuring that the recordings are used responsibly and solely for their intended purpose.
Defense Recorder, the dash camera for people

Who we are

We live in a world today where there is more crime than ever before. Increase in shootings, civil rights issues, theft, even an increase in people simply lying for ones own benefit. How do you add an extra layer of protection against these issues? 


The team at Defense Recorder is committed to creating and providing tools to help protect the masses against crimes like these, misrepresentation, and more. We are a team of passionate industry professionals who have come together in order to protect you from becoming another statistic.

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