For Everfind, however, a Dutch company out of the Netherlands, they see an opportunity to provide a technological solution to keeping both men and women as safe as possible. Their latest design, the Safelet, could become that solution—a bracelet that’ll allow its wearer to alert friends, family, and even the police at the push of a button when in immediate danger.
“The prevalence of smartphones gives us all this sense of ambient intimacy – the sense that, at any moment, we can reach out and communicate with anyone at any time. Nothing shatters this comforting sense of connectedness like the realization that it would not be safe to remove your phone from your pocket to make those connections. This device solves that problem.” – Amal Graafstra
The Safelet has been carefully designed to ensure the most safety. With the simple touch of two buttons (one on each end of the bracelet), not only are the police and everyone in your Guardian list alerted, but a microphone inside is turned on as well to record everything. This gives each wearer the unique opportunity to not only have immediate protection at their disposal, but the security that their attack won’t go unheard.
“In the future, Safelet will continue to evolve. This is more than a hardware company. Building a support community enables Safelet to become more than just a bracelet, and we have big plans to empower people to help improve safety overall in their local communities.” – Amal Graafstra
With the very real prospect of emerging technologies playing greater roles in our safety, how do you envision devices like the Safelet evolving over time? Could technology be the very solution we’ve all been searching for in addressing problems that’ve thus far spanned for centuries?
PC: Safelet / Everfind