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Wearable technology could improve personal security

A new type of wearables has been designed to assist consumers in protecting themselves against physical attack.

The risk of a physical attack is present in nearly any place and at any time, so a new type of wearable technology has now been developed in order to provide some practical benefit to the wearers and to provide useful advantages in that type of situation.

The new wearables were developed by Kat Alexander, who created the Siren Ring.

Alexander explained that “I was taking a shortcut and a man crossed my path and began to deliberately walk towards me.” Fortunately, she was able to escape the problem, but she did not leave the experience entirely behind herself. She created the Siren Ring, which is a piece of wearable technology that can be twisted in order to activate an alarm that sounds at 110 decibels.

This wearable technology is built to shock a potential attacker and to cause him or her to experience sensory overload.

Wearalbe Technology - Siren RingAccording to the owner of Command Excellence, John Sakoian, the shock from the noise of the ring could overload the senses of a potential attacker, which could be very handy in helping to make an escape. The company is provides local safety consulting services. He stated that it is a bright idea to use this wearable tech because it is easily accessible whenever the wearer requires it, even in an emergency.

Though the ideal option is to call 911 in the case of an emergency, using a cell phone to reach the police, in the event that an individual is in true danger, taking out a smartphone and making a phone call may not be entirely possible.

The Siren Ring has a special alert button that can be activated through a smartphone app, as well. This mobile app opens up a number of additional features that can be accessed with the thumb. It offers various help features and panic buttons. There is a special wearable technology pod that can be placed on the body that can provide automatic injury detection in the event that a violent crime should occur.

Is the average American workplace ready for wearable technology?

According to the results of a recent survey, this environment is not yet prepared to take on wearables.

The ISACA global IT association has now released the results of recent research that it conducted with regards to the use of wearable technology by North American workplaces and has determined that they are not yet ready for this tech.

While headlines are continuously filled with new tech releases in this category, the workplace isn’t set to take it on.

Wearable technology is now already available in the form of smartwatches, smart glasses, smart jewelry, smart clothing, and a vast range of other devices, with virtually every large tech player having an offering on the shelf, ready to launch, or in the works. In some other countries, certain forms of these wearables have already become quite commonplace in the workplace. A recent study in India by Kronos showed that 82 percent of workers were either already using the devices or would feel comfortable doing so.

However, as wearable technology continues to flood the consumer market, the N.A. workplace isn’t ready yet.

Wearable Technology and businessThe concern is that if these wearables do actually become as popular as their manufacturers would hope, then they will be added to the workplace environment whether or not businesses are actually ready to deal with them. As has been the case with increasingly commonplace BYOD (bring your own device) programs and policies, it has been suggested that companies are going to have to start to think about what would be involved in BYOW (bring your own wearables) programs, as well.

There is a great deal to consider when it comes to the entry of wearable devices into the workplace, as there will be network and security issues causing concerns, and other issues that step above and beyond what has already been seen as workers bring smartphones and tablets to work – simply because of the nature of wearables.

That said, the ISACA international vice president, Rob Clyde, who is also the CEO of Adaptive Computing, released a statement about wearable technology, saying that “The Internet of Things is here, and following the holidays, we are likely to see a surge in wearable devices in the workplace.”