Rape is never the fault of the survivor. However, there are things that you can do to help protect yourself and defend from a potential attack. Here are 5 interesting tools that we found from the corners of the internet to help you defend from a potential attack.
- The Defender (Bluetooth pepper spray)
Talk about an all-in-one device. This device not only includes your typical pepper spray but also includes a camera, siren, gps, and Bluetooth. When used the camera will immediately snap a picture of your attacker and send it to the 24/7 monitoring service, which will alert the authorities and send help to your gps location. It will simultaneously sound a siren to attract attention, and douse your attacker in pepper spray.
Learn more here: www.getthedefender.com/
- Anti-Rape Belt Buckle
This belt buckle is designed to be difficult in taking off and will require two hands to unbuckle. This will act as a deterrent and will also a person more time to react when they are attacked.
- Self-Protection Alarm
Need a quick way to make an attacker think twice and draw attention to a potentially hostile situation. Press the alarm button and this device will project an alarm at 130 decibels. It can be easily put on a ring with your car keys for easy access.
- Date Rape Nail Polish
This product is still in the development stages, but this nail polish aims to alert individuals to possible date rape drugs that may have been put into your drink. You simply submerge your fingernail in your drink (not necessarily proper etiquette), but if date rape drugs have been placed in your drink, your fingernail polish will turn colors.
Learn more by visiting their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/undercovercolors
- Date Rape Cups, Straws, and coasters
Working similar to the date rape nail polish, there a cups, straws & coasters that will change colors when date rape drugs are detected in your drink.
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