Tech on Tuesday: Safety Tools for Runners

While we’d all like to think the world we live in is safe and secure, you never know when a dangerous situation could pop up.

Something as simple as going for a run through the neighborhood can leave you in a vulnerable position.

Luckily, there’s a myriad of safety apps and devices designed to keep joggers safe.

We take a look at a few of them in this week’s Tech on Tuesday.

The LifeLine Response app uses GPS information to help locate those who need help.

Just open the app and press your thumb to your phone’s screen. The moment your thumb leaves the screen, an alert is triggered. Agents call your phone to check on you, while the app sends your location information to first responders.

Another handy safety device for runners is the Defense Alert Device.

The Defense Alert Device a multi-mode LED flashlight, a Bluetooth alert system and military grade pepper spray. It’s lightweight, making it the ideal running partner.

If you feel like you are in danger, press a button and the Bluetooth alert immediately sends out your location to friends and family anywhere in the world. The same alert instantly is sent to anyone with the app within a one mile radius.

The TigerLady Self-Defense Claw is a discreet self-defense tool designed to capture DNA to identify your attacker. 

The tool is modeled after a cat’s retractable claws.

The hand-held claw is designed to tag along with you everywhere you go. Simply put the strap around your wrist and hold the TigerLady claw in your hand as your jogging.

If an attacker approaches you, squeeze the claw to release the retractable claws and use them to fight off your attacker. Channels on the underside of the claw will capture DNA of the person, making it possible to identify your assailant, even if you don’t see them.



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