6 Essential Gadgets Every Woman Should Get If They Live Alone

Better safe than sorry.

Cover image via Carines/Lazada & Pocket Angel

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1. Smart anti-theft door bell | RM113 – RM127

Image via Lazada
Image via Teng Y/Lazada

This doorbell comes with a camera that allows you to monitor the outside of your entrance or wherever you place it from your smartphone. It supports real-time video and allows two-way voice intercom. Plus, it will automatically switch between day and night modes.

It comes with rechargeable batteries and can connect to your home WiFi. If it gets dismantled by a trespasser, the alarm will automatically go off.

You can get it on Lazada or Shopee.

2. Anti-theft door stopper | RM3.49 – RM8.10

Image via Lazada
Image via Shopee

Place this on the floor behind your bedroom door before heading to sleep or any closed doors at the back of your home. The alarm will go off to alert you if someone tries to enter. It comes with three sensitivity levels: low, medium, and high.

You can get it on
Lazada or Shopee.

3. Anti-theft window or sliding door lock | RM3.81 – RM5.39

Image via Sunsky
Image via Sunsky

Most sliding doors and windows have built-in locks. But if yours doesn't have one or you want extra protection, you can screw this lock on and it'll prevent outsiders from opening the window / door. It can only be removed from the inside by unscrewing it.

You can get it on
Lazada or Shopee.

4. Pocket Angel | RM45

Image via Pocket Angel

With rising cases of harm against women, this local company decided to help women protect themselves better with these personal safety alarms. This tiny alarm system acts not only as a deterrent, but also as a way of catching attention from any passer-by.

The Pocket Angel device can be clipped onto your wallet, keys, or bag. Just pull off the tab to trigger a loud 130dB alarm when faced with danger. According to the description, it's as loud as an ambulance siren and is audible from as far as 182m.

You can get it on their
website or Shopee.

5. Mi 360º Home Security Camera | RM108

Image via OhMyMi

Install a Xiaomi home security camera anywhere in your home — indoors or outdoors. It comes with a resolution of 2304 x 1296P (2K + 3 megapixels), and can be connected to your WiFi (2.4 GHz) and smartphone. There are also options with storage (16GB or 32GB).

You can get it on
Lazada or Shopee.

6. Pepper spray | RM14

Image via Made-In-China

If you're walking alone in your condominium's carpark or entering your house, having a pepper spray on hand or attached to your bag can be useful for self-defence purposes.

This particular pepper spray has good reviews for causing vapour irritation, even from a distance. Some customers note that their purchase also came with a whistle that you can use in the case of danger.

You can get it on

Optionally, you can make your own 'pepper spray' with this simple recipe:

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