The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. are female. One in five women is raped during their lifetime.
This has prompted a few tech companies to become incredibly innovative in designing wearable safety devices that are easily accessible when needed but also undetectable by any would-be attacker. Aside from being clever, these devices are also beautiful!
Sabah Oustou, co-founder of Safelet wanted to make the world a safer place. “Safety should be a given for everybody, always, everywhere. . .” says Oustou. Safelet offers a variety of stylish alternatives which are also suitable for men.
These devices work by sending an alarm to a network of “Guardians”. Once the alarm is activated, your Guardian network of friends and family will receive an SOS, have the ability to see your location, hear what is happening and can notify the police with just one click. They can also let you and the other Guardians know that they are on their way towards your location. These devices range in price from $34.95 to $79.95.
Powerful and smart technology through fashion-forward accessories is how this company describes their incredibly innovative safety device disguised as a ring. Siren launched in November 2014 with a line of statement rings that look like stylish and sophisticated accessories. Twisting the ring emits a shockingly loud alarm which startles and overwhelms an attacker. “Siren empowers women by providing them with the critical seconds needed to startle, overwhelm and deter an assailant, and potentially prevent the escalation of an attack,” states Kat Alexander, Founder & CEO.
Attach this device to your keychain or purse even a bra strap for easy access when you need it. One click of the Revolar can send a location snapshot and an “I’m Here” message to your chosen contacts.
Two or three clicks will let your contacts know your location and send custom instructions.
I see this item as the perfect accessory for anyone who is into the online dating scene. It’s a discreet way to let others know that you are safe and well during that awkward first date. This particular product sells for $79.99, but they do offer another less stylish version for $39.99.