The Best
Personal Safety Devices

While you hope to never need them, personal safety devices are something you should always consider having on hand. Whether it’s just because they make you feel more comfortable in unfamiliar neighborhoods at night or because you want to up your safety levels while traveling abroad, these safety devices can go a long way in easing your worries. There are a lot of options available these days, so what you decide to go with is really a matter of what your needs are, how big or small you want the device to be and how much you are looking to spend.

Here are our favorite personal security devices.

Safety devices you can have at all times

Flashlight Stun Gun
VIPERTEK VTS-T03

Keychain Pepper Spray
Sabre Personal Safety Kit

Personal Alarm
Meemoo Self Defense Keychain

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Stun gun

If you’re ever in a situation where someone is physically attacking you, a stun gun will be able to disable the perpetrator immediately. This Vipertek model comes in a wide array of colors and doubles as a flashlight, bringing another added element of safety. So, how does a stun gun work? If someone is trying to hurt you, just touching the attacker with the device will deliver a high voltage shock, bringing him to his knees.

Often times, just turning on one of these personal safety gadgets is enough to send the bad guy running because of its intimidating sound.

VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Aluminum Series 53 Billion Heavy Duty Stun Gun - Rechargeable with LED Tactical Flashlight, Pink
  • Heavy Duty Stun Gun with 350 Lumen Tactical Flashlight
  • Type III aircraft grade aluminum alloy body with anti-roll design; 100,000-hour bulb
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery - No expensive batteries to buy. Convenient Size: 6.75"
  • Lifetime Warranty

Flash light

One of the simplest ways to stay safer at night is to bring a light with you wherever you go. You’ll want to have a model that is water resistant, just in case you need a light source in the rain or other inclement weather. This model from GearLight is lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. The zoomable mode allows you to light up a room or a wide space instantly, giving you full view of anything that may compromise your safety. Its long battery life is another bonus for unexpected emergencies.

GearLight Ultra Bright Tactical Flashlight V1000 [2 Pack] - Adjustable Focus, Multi-Functional, Water Resistant, Handheld Light - Best High Lumen, Everyday Carry LED Flashlights
  • MORE TACTICAL & EQUALLY AS POWERFUL as the "As Seen on TV" flashlights. The V1000's lightweight and all-metal construction is engineered for...
  • ULTRA BRIGHT & LONG BATTERY LIFE - High performance LED offers 10 times more light, longer battery life, and greater efficiency than an...
  • ZOOMABLE | FIVE OPERATING MODES - Zoom out for an ultra-wide beam that lights up an entire room or instantly focuses in on objects up to...
  • WEATHER RESISTANT | ALUMINIUM BODY - Built for rough handling, the durable all-metal body can survive a 10-foot drop or after being...
  • BEST VALUE ON THE MARKET - INCLUDES 2 FLASHLIGHTS - Keep one in your car, one in your home, or gift one to a friend or family member. Every...

Personal alarm

Sometimes in a dangerous situation, you may not be able to scream or alert anyone nearby that you need help. With a click of a button, this personal alarm by MeeMoo will let off a 130db sound to alert everyone you are in danger. In addition, a one-click light illuminates the area. It easily attaches to a keychain or purse so you can bring this personal alarm wherever you go.

Meemoo Personal Alarms with Keychain, Bright LED Flashlight, 130db Siren Noise, LR44 Batteries Included or Rechargeable Batteries (Black LR44 Batteries)
  • Keychain Personal Alarm: Small keychain to attach to bag or keys. Two ways of triggering the 130db siren: Double click on...
  • Included: Small Screwdriver to change battery when needed.
  • 4 LR44 batteries included. Ready to use out of the box.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: Contact us for help, exchange or refund.
  • Domestic US seller with US standard of customer services.

Revolar personal safety devices

The Revolver Instinct is a high-tech gadget that will let your loved ones know when you are in danger with just one click. While it does act as a panic button, it brings personal safety to a whole new level by texting contacts your GPS location along with a customizable message. This type of system is perfect for a college student or a professional who travels often. You can even add a 24/7 emergency response service to the device.

Safety jewelry

Mix style and function with personal security devices you can wear. These necklaces from invisaWear do a lot more than just look fabulous. When you press the back of the charm, it sends a text message to five contacts of your choosing with your GPS location and an alert letting them know that you need help. There’s also an optional 9-1-1 feature that can let authorities know your whereabouts in an emergency.

invisawear Smart Jewelry - Personal Safety Device - Silver Eiffel Tower Necklace
  • This necklace could save your life.
  • When you double press the back side of the charm, it instantly sends a text message with your GPS location to five people to let them know...
  • It uses Bluetooth Low Energy and works with a free app that you install on your phone. The simple setup allows you to choose up-to five...
  • No charging necessary! The battery life is guaranteed to last up-to one year, but can last close to two years depending on the usage. When...
  • The best part: no annoying monthly fees or subscriptions! Our 30 day satisfaction guarantee ensures you'll love it, or your money back. Your...

Pepper spray

Good old-fashioned pepper spray is always a good option when you need to disarm an attacker. This model from Sabre is cleverly disguised as a tube of lipstick. In reality, it is a pepper spray that can launch up to 10 feet. Sabre also offers another model that utilizes pepper spray along with a personal security alarm to alert everyone nearby that you’re in danger.

SABRE RED Lipstick Pepper Spray for Women – Pink, Maximum Police Strength Pepper Spray with UV Dye, Easy to Use, Compact and Discreet, Cap Prevents Accidents, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 12 Powerful Bursts
  • #1 PEPPER SPRAY BRAND TRUSTED BY POLICE AND CONSUMERS WORLDWIDE: Including New York PD, Chicago PD and U.S. Marshals; RELIABLE &...
  • GUARANTEED MAXIMUM STRENGTH: SABRE's professional-grade OC Spray is backed by our in-house HPLC lab testing, guaranteeing maximum heat and...
  • EASY TO USE, DISCREET ON-THE-GO PROTECTION: Compact lipstick design doesn't draw attention and fits discreetly in a purse, makeup bag or...
  • CARRY WITH CONFIDENCE: SABRE RED's proprietary formula is the #1 pepper spray chosen by police; Stream delivery reduces wind blowback &...
  • STAY SABRE SAFE WITH FREE TRAINING: Packaging includes links to free training videos - so that, in the face of danger, you are equipped with...

Phone apps

If you always have your phone by your side, you may consider downloading an app like bSafe to add to your safety routine. Ask a friend to follow you home on the app, which shows your GPS location. Enable video so your contact can see what’s happening at all times. And if you can’t reach your phone, activate the SOS alarm by saying a predetermined phrase to your phone.

Must-have devices for travel

Portable Door Lock
Addalock

USB Dog Tag
Verbatim

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Emergency Kit
Lifeline

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, it can be easy to get caught off guard while you’re on the road. Here are personal safety gadgets you should consider taking with you on vacation or on business trips.

The infinity scarf

Stay fashionable while keeping your most important belongings hidden away in a secret pocket with this handy infinity scarf. While a thief might go for your purse or your pockets, this scarf serves as a sneaky hiding spot for your passport, credit cards and other identification.

TRAVEL SCARF by WAYPOINT GOODS // Luxury Infinity Scarf with Secret Hidden Zipper Pocket  (Yellowstone National Park)
  • SUPERIOR QUALITY // While other travel scarfs are made from flimsy fabric that is sewn poorly, a pocket that is too small and simply...
  • EXPERIENCE MORE // No clunky purses or awkward backpacks to get between you and your travel experience. Our Travel Scarf frees up your hands...
  • CUSTOM TRAVEL INSPIRED PATTERN // From mountains and valleys to geysers and waterfalls, the terrain of Yellowstone National Park is...
  • WHO WE ARE // Waypoint Goods is a female owned small boutique design studio believing in creating quality products for a modern traveller...
  • GIFT WORTHY // You know that person who is impossible to buy for? Well, you’re in luck! Give a gift that is as unique and functional for...

Portable locks

Great for use at a hotel or Airbnb, add an extra level of security with an additional lock on any door. It can be easily installed or removed at your convenience to give you added safety and peace of mind. You can even add it to a drawer where you may want to keep valuables.

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Addalock (Set of 2) Portable Door Lock, Travel Lock, AirBNB Lock, School Lockdown Lock
  • The Addaock is a portable door lock that installs in seconds without any tools required.
  • The Addalock gives you additional safety, security and privacy. Home or Away
  • Use it home or take it with you when you travel, great for renters, students sharing accommodation, school lock down
  • The Addalock is great if you are staying at an AirBNB or any other short term rental
  • See installation video under " See more product details"

Emergency kit

For those road trips when the unexpected can happen, it pays off to have an emergency kit like this one from Lifeline. It includes items you will need if you get stranded in your car such as jumper cables, but also includes must-haves like a flashlight and first aid kit.

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AAA 64 Piece Premium Traveler Road Kit
  • Compact 63 piece road assistance kit by AAA and LifeLine First Aid
  • Heavy-duty booster cable
  • Heavy-duty flashlight with batteries
  • Includes a 45 piece first-aid kit
  • Double-sided premium carrying bag

Portable door bar

For extra peace of mind while you’re away, these security door bars fit to most sliding and hinged doors. When you want to make sure your hotel or Airbnb has an added layer of security, this is a simple and cost effective addition you can take anywhere. (For home use - you can read our guide on securing sliding glass doors.)

Brinks 675-83001 Commercial Door Security Bar
  • 20 gauge heavy duty steel tube construction
  • Adjustable
  • Swivel base
  • Lifetime warranty

USB dog tags

What happens if a thief takes your wallet while you’re traveling overseas? This dog tag with built in USB from Verbatim will allow you to keep a digital version of your most important travel and personal documents as backup.

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Verbatim 16GB Dog Tag USB Flash Drive - Black - 98671
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Authentic dog tag look and feel, bead chain included
  • Durable SIP (System in Package) design – encapsulates and protects electronic components from water, dust and debris
  • Drive stores conveniently in back of tag when not in use
  • Verbatim has been a leader in data storage technology since 1969, and guarantees this product with a Lifetime limited warranty and technical...

Wrapping up

These personal safety devices won’t be too tough on your budget and they will give you an added level of security at home and abroad. While you may not think you will ever need one of these gadgets, if you do you’ll be glad you made the investment.

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