Travelling can be exhilarating, getting to explore a new place and it can also become a transformative experience. You get to learn a lot about yourself which can allow you to discover more about yourself. However, an incident can turn a dream experience into a nightmare. This can be in terms of getting robbed, losing your valuables or even getting harassed.
A Twitter user recently posted on her experience while solo travelling in Zanzibar which left her traumatized. Unfortunately, such experiences have become common, especially among women who solo travel. It is essential to take precautions to help with having peace of mind. We have rounded up a list of the best safety gadgets you can carry on your next trip, all available in Kenya.
A personal safety alarm is very handy especially when travelling alone. It’s a small device that you can easily attach to your keys. The alarm drops a 120 – 130 decibel noise that can take attention for help when someone is in danger.
Simply pull out the plug which sets off the alarm and also has a mini LED button that helps illuminate your way in the nighttime.
A power bank is a gadget that you can’t do without. Even if you are not travelling. Having a fully charged phone makes a difference especially if you are in a foreign area. In case you get into a predicament, it will be easy to call for assistance or share your location with a trusted friend.
AirTags are an essential way to keep track of your items and find their precise locations through the Find My application on iPhone. In case you don’t own an iPhone to be able to use the AirTag, the Tile Mate is also a great device that does the exact same job.
These window locks are easy to install. The lock comes with keys and screws. Once the locks are in place, carry the key with you so that no one can unlock it.
This is a convenient way to deadlock any door. Even if someone has a key on the other side, they will be unable to get in. This is very handy especially if you are staying alone. To install it, align the size of the metal wedge with the large hole on its end with the door hinge. Shut the door gently until it clicks into place, then take the red wedge and insert the side with the sliding metal rod into the middle hole of the metal wedge.