No matter where you’re headed, it’s important to feel safe and secure. Whether you’re out for a run, commuting through the city or touring a foreign country, wearable personal safety devices can help make you feel more at ease.
Before adding any of these items to your routine, make sure you know how to use them first. Test the devices at home so that you feel comfortable using them if the need arises.
Day-to-Day Safety Devices
She’s Birdie personal safety alarm is billed as “the original personal safety alarm for women, by women” but it can be of use to just about anyone. By simply removing the top pin, you can activate this keychain’s 130 decibel siren and flashing strobe light. The sound and lights will attract attention, allowing you to either create a diversion or signal for help. Available in a variety of colors. Buy it here.
Alphahom Personal Safety Alarm
The Alphaphom Personal Safety Alarm works in tandem with the Care Go smartphone app to set up a customized list of emergency contacts. Just pull the personal safety alarm to activate SOS mode and send a pre-written message (and your GPS location) to your contacts. It also has other modes of use, like “Follow Me” mode, which shares your location without the emergency message, or “Finder” mode, which activates a sound alert. Buy it here.
Safe Sound Personal Alarm
The Safe Sound Personal Alarm looks like a cute kitten keychain, but when you pull the pin (which looks like a tail, naturally) it emits a 130-decibel alarm. It also features a small LED flashlight. Available in a variety of colors. Buy it here.
For the Car
resqme Original Emergency Keychain Car Escape Tool
If you’re ever in a crash, it’s important to be able to exit your vehicle. If you can avoid being trapped, time may be of the essence. The resqme Original Emergency Keychain Car Escape Tool is small for easy access, but mighty, acting as both a seatbelt cutter and a window breaker. Add it to your roadside emergency kit. Available in a variety of colors. Buy it here.
Stinger Personal Safety Alarm Keychain Emergency Tool
The Stinger Personal Safety Alarm Keychain Emergency Tool is an alarm and car escape tool all in one. This keychain features a seatbelt cutter, a hardened steel glass breaker and a 140 decibel siren, making it one of the loudest personal safety alarms. Available in a variety of designs. Buy it here.
Safety Devices for Running, Cycling and Nighttime Commutes
SABRE Multi Purpose Personal Alarm
The SABRE Multi Purpose Personal Alarm features a wristband, which makes it a great option for runners. Just pull the key ring to activate a 130 decibel alarm, which can be heard 1,000 feet away. The wristband is lightweight, water resistant and washable. Buy it here.
FlipBelt Classic Running Belt
One of the most important ways to stay safe while running is to be seen. This FlipBelt Classic Running Belt is available in reflective neon yellow, perfect for being seen by cars, cyclists and other pedestrians in the dark. It also functions as a small fanny pack, with four pockets for personal items. Buy it here.
First Aid Kit for Cyclists
What if you got injured while you were out on your run? What would you do? This First Aid Kit might have been designed with cyclists in mind, but its compact and lightweight design is perfect for runners too. This incredibly slim kit has everything you need to quickly attend to cuts, scrapes and road rash. Buy it here.
Personal Safety Devices for Seniors
With the push of a button, the SkyAngel911FD device can instantly call 911. This simple safety device requires no monthly subscriptions or additional applications. It just has one job: to connect you with emergency services. It also has automatic fall detection, which will call 911 immediately. You can wear it or use it as a keychain. Available in a variety of colors. Buy it here.
CallToU Wireless Caregiver Pager Call Button
If you’re caring for an elderly relative or you have a caregiver yourself, the CalltoU Wireless Caregiver Pager Call Button lets you stay connected no matter where you are in the house. The wearable button can send an adjustable call tone or emergency alert through the ringers, which can be posted throughout the home. Buy it here.
Safety Devices for Travel
Travel Door Lock for Hotel Rooms
Whether you’re staying at a swanky hotel or the sketchiest spot in town, it can’t hurt to have some extra safeguards. This Travel Door Lock for Hotel Rooms can slide into most doors and keep them locked tight. Just open the door, hook the metal attachment onto the latch, close the door and rest the red handle in the butterfly hole. It’s small enough to store in your purse or your carry-on. Buy it here.
SABRE 120 dB Wedge Door Stop Security Alarm
Want even more assurance that you’re safe in your room at night? The SABRE 120 db Wedge Door Stop Security Alarm is a door stop that will set off a 120 decibel alarm if it gets tripped. Buy it here.
Faraday Bag for Key Fob
The Faraday Bag for Key Fob is a great accessory for traveling with a car that has keyless entry. You can make sure that your car only unlocks when you want it to by storing your key fob in the bag when it’s not in use. You can also store your credit cards in the additional pocket to protect them from RFID readers. Buy it here.
When you’re traveling, you want your money, credit cards and important documents to be safe and close. This Money Belt is a slim, secure belt with triple layer RFID protection to keep your credit cards and passport safe from RFID readers. It’s so slim that you can comfortably wear it under your shirt. Buy it here.
Which of these wearable personal safety devices would make you feel safer? Tell us in the comments below.
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