TechBits: Personal safety devices (05.01.13)

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.