Aug 7, 2009
1 – Bullet-Proof Back-Pack
It started with the Columbine shooting in 1999. Curran and Mike Pelonzi said that they watched and worried for their own children. They had the idea to hide bulletproof material inside a backpack. They call it defensive action.
It’s much lighter than a 15-pound police vest and stops an assortment of bullets, including 9-millimeter hollow point bullets.
The range start from $175, and should calm even the most paranoid parents, if they can get their kids to carry the fugly things, that is.
2 – Panic Room
Thanks to advancements in paranoia technology, as well as in safe rooms, you can outfit your house or apartment with a room that can withstand a biological, chemical or nuclear attack.
A safe room or panic room is a fortified room which is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe hiding place for the inhabitants in the event of a break-in, home invasion, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted
More expensive safe rooms, such as those constructed for celebrities and executives, have walls and a door reinforced with sheets of steel, Kevlar, or bullet-resistant fiberglass. The hinges and strike plate are often reinforced with long screws. Some safe rooms may also have externally-vented ventilation systems and a separate phone line.
3 – The car flamethrower.
Crime-obsessed South Africans have a powerful new weapon with which to stop likely criminals: the car flamethrower.
The Blaster or car flamethrower was a 1998 invention by South African inventor Charl Fourie to provide a deterrent to carjackings. With a rising crime rate, carjackings became a serious concern in South Africa. The Blaster was a car modification that functioned as a liquified petroleum gas flamethrower; when a carjacking occurred, the driver could step on an additional pedal next to accelerator and flames would erupt from outer sides of both front doors, “neutralizing” the assailant. The inventor claims it is unlikely to kill but would “definitely blind” the assailant. In South Africa, it is legal to use lethal force in self-defense if in fear of one’s life, and ownership of flamethrowers is unrestricted.
4 – Bulletproof Suit
If rumours are to be believed, President Barack Obama wore one for his inauguration.
If you’re rich, have got many enemies, or if you’re just paranoid, then this just might be the thing for you: a bulletproof suit, from Colombian designer Miguel Caballero. The suits are handmade and do a decent job of keeping bullets on the outside of your body: they can resist up to one handgun bullet per 5 square centimetres, for a total of 22 impacts. They are also fire and humidity resistant, all the while managing to look just like a regular suit and only weighing 3.8 pounds for a size L.
5 – Evacuchute – The backpack parachute
The Evacuchute personal rescue parachute is specifically designed and engineered for building evacuations, ensuring a low-altitude, low-impact deployment and a controlled descent.
In the event of a building emergency, when the stairs, elevators and all other escape routes are inaccessible, an individual would be able to use the Evacuchute, quickly and easily, to survive the disaster. Once the snug-fitting, fully adjustable harness is fastened and the helmet secured, the individual would be able to jump from a designated “Evacuchute” exit, or from a window to safety, without another moment wasted. The Evacuchute utilizes a static line, which can be secured to any strong, stationary object in the interior of a building, ensuring an automatic, hands-free deployment of the parachute.
6 – Biometric door lock fingerprint
For only $199, you can outfit your front door with a biometric fingerprint-recognizing lock that will remember up to 100 prints and is constructed out of stainless steel and PCB sealed with epoxy. In addition to the fingerprints, you can also get in via PIN number or mechanical key, which we guess is a fail-safe if you get amnesia and have your fingers chopped off. No worry of power outage either, there’s a battery point where you touch a 9V battery to juice it up temporarily.
7 – Biometric Gun Safes
Need somewhere to store your gun but concerned about security? Worried about the danger it poses if accessed by a burglar, or discovered by your children? Imagine a safe that had no tiresome combination lock, but instead would only open to you and those you designate. A
bio metric gun safe is the best way to protect your weapon, because it is the only kind of safe designed to open with a fingerprint. And because each person’s fingerprint is unique, you never have to worry about the safe being opened by anyone you don’t want to.
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