WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Two female innovators of a new personal safety device spoke at UNCW's InnovateHER 2016: Innovating for Women Business Challenge bag lunch Wednesday.
Tiger Eye Security Sensor is a hands-free, wearable device that helps prevent assaults. The device helps record attacks as they happen and help law enforcement track down suspects.
The two designers were at UNCW's Entrepreneurial Department helping young entrepreneurs with their business pitches and talking about their device.
The camera turns on when you yell for help and records audio and takes pictures. An operator is also called and warns the suspect to leave all while informing police of the situation. The device has a GPS tracker and if destroyed, the data is saved in a wireless cloud.
CJ Scarlet, chief innovator CEO of the Tiger Eye Security Sensor, is a former sexual assault victim that said her experience has been turned from a negative to a positive.
"I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. And this gives meaning to what happened," Scarlet explained. "I took a bad experience and turned it into something positive, and this is something anyone can do in any situation, it's just a matter of perspective. It's how you frame your reality as to whether it is a positive or a negative."
The device will be sold through electronic security companies, for example, ADT. The device is scheduled to be released summer 2016.