Crime-Fighting Accessories: Attractive Wearable Tech Weapons

Isn't it about time we all stopped becoming victims of crime and started fighting back safely and effectively? The world has seen enough of thieves and predators, and finally the power of technology is providing an edge to ward off that unsuspecting creep lurking in the shadows. You get the upper hand and not the criminal by sporting bracelets and hair clips that are secret weapons against crime.

Bracelets and hair clips take on new meaning


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Portable security is a natural outgrowth of the wearable tech phenomenon and one with a clear and urgent purpose. According to Rachel Emanuele, co-founder of First Sign Technologies, the company's focus is to provide products that will "identify, deter, apprehend and prosecute attackers." The Cuff Bracelet hides a computer chip that a simple touch can activate. In the words of its creator, Deepa Sood: "You press your cuff and an alert goes out to the people you designate as your first responders in our app, and they get your location in case of emergency."


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The First Sign Hair Clip relies on sensors that are specifically designed to detect signs of physical assault  and send for help. The clip can discern different levels of impact, especially those that are associated  with your daily routine. The alarm goes off if a violent impact is detected. In addition, the clip will also collect data by activating your phone's camera, microphone and GPS.


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How do these innovative wearable tech secuirty  devices work?

The main requirement for the operation of these products is a smart phone; they do not need charges of any kind. In the words of CNET Senior Editor, Brian Tong:

" over low-energy Bluetooth and still depend on your phone to send out some sort of signal or communication. So if you're in a location where you don't have a signal, they are not going to be able to help you...They're going to get better and there will be a point when we can start integrating them into systems like 911 or public services. But the're still so new. How much technology people are willing to wear and actually purchase has still yet to figure itself out."

Who is behind First Sign Technologies?


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Rachel and Arthur Emanuele, both graduate students at Arizona State University,  share the same vision. Their mission originated from Rachel's desire to increase personal safety. In her own words: "Smart wearables are the way of the future. We're just trying to use those to make a difference in society. At the end of the day, if we can make societies and the communties  we live in safer by increasing the prosecution rate, that would be a success for us."

First Sign Technologies is slated to launch early next year at Indiegogo, where the founders hope to gain support and additional funding to fulfill their vision. The Cuff Jewelry package, which ranges in price from $35 to $110 and contains a smart chip that will last for a year, will hit the marketplace this fall. The First Sign Hair Clip, which is available for pre-order as of this writing, will cost between $50 and $75 with an optional $5 per month monitoring fee.


The First Sgn Hair Clip and Cuff jewelry along with accessories such as nail polish that detects date drugs  and other gadgets of this ilk are taking their rightful place among the new wearable security products appearing on the market today. Danger, however, still lingers all around us  and common sense  remains the most  important factor in insuring personal security. Always be aware of your surroundings; there is no one device that can keep you safe, as predators seek out the unaware, the vulnerable, the unprepared.

 Final thoughts about peronal safety:

One is not exposed to danger who even when in safety  is always on their guard. ~ Publilius Syrus

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