4 Cool Personal Safety Tech Solutions

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by under IoT (Internet of Things), Lifestyle, Personal Safety, Top Tips

Rapid technology growth provides new, innovative ways to enhance the quality of your life, including personal safety. Keep up with the latest technology trends to protect yourself in an emergency. Below are four personal safety tech solutions to consider purchasing.

1. Smart Pepper Spray

Pepper spray, also known as “OC spray,” is one of the most common and well-known self-defense solutions. Many carry it in their purses or pockets, or on key chains to protect themselves in the event they are attacked.

Recently, this ordinary defense tool has been transformed to maximize protection. Smart pepper spray connects to your smartphone. When it sprays, an alarm is activated and a picture of the assailant is snapped. The information is then sent to an emergency response team who notifies authorities.

The result? More immediate response to crime scenes and an increased chance that attackers are caught.

2. Watch Over Me App

People use mobile apps for entertainment on a daily basis, so why not use one for security? The Watch Over Me app is available for iOS and Android to keep tabs on people while they:

  • Meet up with friends.
  • Run or walk.
  • Take a cab.
  • Walk home or to their cars.

Set the estimated time it will take to complete an action, and press the “Watch Over Me” button. Once the button has been activated, a timer begins that runs until arrival is confirmed.

If you do not confirm your safety within the entered time frame, the app will alert your designated contacts through SMS, email or Facebook that you are potentially in danger. A message will be sent from your GPS, notifying friends and family of your exact location.

3. First Sign Hair Clip

What if you could use an everyday accessory to protect yourself from harm? Now, with a new self-defense detecting hair clip, authorities can immediately be alerted in the event of physical assault. The clip can detect harmful actions such as:

  • Hitting.
  • Kicking.
  • Punching.
  • Shaking.
  • Slapping.

During an attack, the hair clip will activate your smartphone’s GPS, camera and microphone via Bluetooth to record the attack. If you have not deactivated the device after 15 seconds, a monitoring system will be notified that can then dispatch authorities.

4. Geofencing

Geofencing capabilities allow you to control your home from afar. The GPS on your smartphone defines geographical boundaries, which trigger the automation of:

  • Appliances.
  • Garage doors.
  • Light fixtures.
  • Security systems.
  • Thermostats.

For example, your security system can be armed whenever your phone is more than one mile away from your home, or your lights can be turned on whenever you’re pulling into your driveway. This control enhances protection and adds convenience.

What are some of your favorite personal safety gadgets? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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