James Alexander, Director Product Development

  • The local news story that revealed the unfortunate fate of a woman that drowned in her SUV because she was unable to escape through her car window, inspired Jim to reinvent the wheel...or in this case invent a better escape tool. It was clear that a flat credit card size tool , readily available, on your phone or right on your visor is what is needed. The old fashioned inconvenient or unaccessible, bulky tools that require strength were outdated. A smart tool, using the energy of the window itself not physical force should be in everyone's car in case of an emergency. A tool using no moving parts (springs) that may misfire; would be the best tool for the job.  With a background in ultra sound medical device inventions, Jim created just such a device. A window breaker that uses no moving parts and takes no strength to use; it works by using the stored energy within the glass to shatter the window for you. It took about two years to develop and now OWL® escape tool is available around the world. OWL® fits perfectly on a car visor, and breaks tempered windows with the snap of a finger. It is amazing that a flat credit card size tool is this powerful. OWL®  is manufactured in the USA for the highest quality control of each and every  unit. 

About OWL® Watch this News Report

NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Brendan Keefe report on OWL® invention. Full story here.


 OWL® Open Window for Life Emergency Escape Tool (window breaker with recessed seat belt cutter) is patent protected and made in the USA .

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