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TechBits: Personal safety devices (05.01.13)

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Some simple electronics could help keep you safe when you're away form home.

The Ezoom is a simple GPS locator unit.  It can be carried by a loved one, or kept in your car.  It can be set up to alert you if it goes outside a specified area- or to alert you when a loved one arrives OK at school or at work.  It also has a panic button that will send out an alert along with GPS coordinates for where the unit is.

iSafe makes a line of backpacks that can sound an alarm if you're threatened.  simply pull out a pin on the backpack, and it will sound a 120 decibel siren.  That's paired with a flashing beacon to show people where you are when you need help.

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