What is the resqme®?
The resqme® is a car escape tool designed to help drivers and passengers escape car entrapment emergencies. This small, easy-to-carry tool has two functions that could save your life: cutting jammed seat belts and breaking tempered glass windows. Both the seat belt-cutting blade and window-breaking spring-loaded spike are designed to withstand several uses.
Why should you have a resqme®?
You never know what kind of emergency situation you might find yourself in, whether it’s your life or another’s on the line. By carrying a resqme®, you can save yourself or others from a rollover, a sinking car, etc.
How do you use the resqme®?
Although it’s an easy tool to use, but practice and good understanding are always helpful to relieve stress during difficult situations. Here are 4 easy steps that could save your life!
Grab your resqme®!
With several accessible locations to store your tool, you can ensure it will always be within reach! You can use the provided key-ring to attach the resqme® to your keychain to access it at all times. Or, if you choose to store it in your vehicle, we recommend using the included zip-tie to hang it from the rear-view mirror, a headrest, or from the gear-shifter. Finally, you can use our Accessory Pack to mount the resqme® on your car using the sun-visor clip!
Remove the blade cover®
Place your finger in the key-ring attached to the black blade cover, and quickly pull to reveal the blade.
Cut a jammed seatbelt
Place the resqme® between your index finger and thumb to grip the tool firmly. Position the seat belt near the blade, and cut at a 45° angle for best results. With one quick pull of the tool, you will be free to move and get to safety.
Break a tempered glass window
During many emergency situations, car mechanics might not operate properly, so you will need to escape from a window opening. To quickly shatter a tempered glass window, place the black head of the resqme® against the bottom corner of the window and push. With a bit of force, the spring-loaded spike will be activated, and the glass will break into small harmless pieces.
*The resqme® only works on tempered glass, which is usually used for side windows.
How to practice using the resqme®?
Unless you have extra seat belt material or tempered glass laying around, you might want to try some other alternatives. To get a feel for the pressure needed to activate the spring-loaded spike, you can test the resqme® on a notepad. You will hear a click once the spike is activated, and can see the indentation of the spike on the paper. You can also practice removing the blade cover and placing the tool correctly between your fingers! Finally, you can watch several of our demonstration videos to get a visual understanding of how the resqme® operates!
Now that you know how important it is to carry a resqme®, you can visit our website to find your favorite color to stay safe in style! Remember to always drive safely & prioritize your safety.