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7 Non-Lethal Personal Safety Tools to Consider

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While violent crime in America has been on the decline in recent decades, that doesn’t mean that it has gone away entirely. In 2019, there were—on average—7.9 victimizations per 1,000 American citizens over the age of 12. It might be less than it once was, but, with a population of over 325 million, that makes for a significant number of violent crimes every year. 

Rather than accepting this fact and allowing yourself to become a potential victim, you can take steps to protect yourself. One of the best ways to improve personal safety is to carry a personal safety tool with you wherever you go. It doesn’t have to be a gun. Advancements in technology have made it easier for citizens to carry around reliable, non-lethal self-defense weapons.

What makes them non-lethal? They are safety tools that improve personal protection while lowering the risk of causing fatal harm to an assailant, allowing you to protect yourself without having to worry about taking the life of another person—a risk that would come with using a knife or gun for self-defense.  

Non-lethal personal safety tools are numerous, and there are many different types that can be employed by people across the country. Here are seven reliable options you should consider:

1. Pepper Spray Gel

Easily attached to your keychain or belt loop, pepper spray gel goes with you wherever you go. With the ability to fire up to 12ft, this pepper spray gel has an increased range which allows you to remain safe while keeping your distance from an assailant, firing a gel with over two million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs) to incapacitate an aggressive person with ease. 

2. Bulletproof Backpacks

It’s an unfortunate fact that public mass shootings occur regularly across the United States, but you can remain safe in the event of a mass shooting breaking out around you. Bulletproof backpacks can instantaneously be deployed to provide you with extra protection if someone begins shooting, allowing you to protect yourself while hiding behind a pillar or desk.  

3. Tasers

Need to stop someone while they’re trying to take your purse and give yourself enough time to flee to safety? A handheld Taser is just the device to protect you. Emitting tens of thousands of volts, Tasers are designed to stop an assailant in their tracks, providing a shock that temporarily paralyzes the body. This stopping power can provide you with more than enough time to get away from the scenario and call the police to apprehend the aggressor. 

4. Super Door Stop Wedge Alarm

Home security is often discussed in its premier form: security cameras, alarm systems, and more. But home security can be affordable, too, especially helpful for those who live in apartments. A door stop wedge alarm can be placed behind your apartment’s front door to keep intruders out while you’re at home. And the device will trigger a 125 dB alarm if it is activated by someone trying to break in, giving you ample time to call the police and investigate.  

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5. Rechargeable LED Stun Gun Walking Cane 1M

Need extra protection for a walk? This 1-meter-long walking cane has an added stun gun device to provide you with protection, all while helping you maintain stability. Fend off an attacker without breaking your stride!

6. Pocket Jump Rechargeable Power Bank & Car Jumper Black

Sometimes your cellphone or car battery dies at the worst time—when you have no charging device nearby. Don’t remain stranded ever again. This rechargeable power bank lets you charge devices with ease while working to jump your car when needed.   

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7. Stun Baton

Sometimes you need a menacing device to deter crime, which will give you extreme protection in the event a physical altercation breaks out. A stun baton takes the power of a stun gun and transfers it to a handheld weapon that can be used to beat and incapacitate aggressors. In some cases, the crackling of the stun baton tip, where the electrodes are firing, can be enough to cause a criminal to go running in the opposite direction. 

Non-lethal personal safety tools can help keep you safe when it matters most. If you’re interested in learning more about the types of non-lethal self-defense weapons that can improve your protection, consider checking out our available inventory at The Home Security Superstore. We’re sure to have items suited to your self-defense needs.  

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Non-Lethal Safety Tools: 

What is a non-lethal safety tool? 

A non-lethal safety tool is a self-defense weapon that is considered less likely to kill a living target. While there is always a chance for something to happen, these tools are far less lethal than a knife or gun. 

What non-lethal safety tools are reliable? 

There are many reliable types of non-lethal safety tools, but some of our favorites include stun batons, tasers, and pepper spray.

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