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  • OWL Auto Escape Tool FAQ & Warranty Information

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need OWL®

    Everyone should have an escape tool readily available in their vehicle in case of an emergency situation. Your escape tool should be within the recommended reach of 8 to 12 inches from you.  Now you can purchase OWL® and rest assured that in such cases like power failure or car accident you will be able to quickly cut your seat belt off and easily break your window without pounding for a quick safe escape. OWL® sticks discreetly to your car visor, it's flat, the size of a credit card and stores discreetly to your visor. It can be carried with you when traveling.  Since it did not come built into your car, OWL® is the best gift you can give to yourself and everyone you love.

    How do I use OWL® ?

    We have an instructional video to view here: 


    We recommend you keep OWL® on your visor or adhered to your cell phone. Owl's®  integrated razor blade cuts through nylon safety belts easily. To break window, place the top of OWL® card , with the point towards glass, in the upper window channel, as far as it goes, with two fingers, flick the bottom of the card towards you and release. The carbide metal  tip will hit the glass and break glass outward. Push the broken window out and escape to safety. 

    Will  OWL® fit in the window channel of my car?

    OWL ® has a beveled edge and fits right in the top edge or side edge.  It has been tested on all types of cars , imported and domestic.  OWL® has been tested by Bureau Veritas.  We have not had a return from a customer because of this issue. (as a matter of fact, we have never had a return for any reason) The "rubber" lining in your window is pliable and OWL® can be inserted in to fit. 

    What if my side window is open a bit, will OWL® still work?

    Use the same way as if it were placed in top of window channel. Insert  OWL®  in the side channel of your window, pull back and release. Check out our utube channel and watch the HSN video  where the Glass Doctor work van window is broken using the card from the side channel of the window in the van. There is also a video on our technology page that shows a demo video man in Japan using OWL® from side channel to break window.  

    Does OWL® work on wind shields?

    OWL® is designed to break side tempered safety glass windows.

    Can OWL ® be used more than one time?

    Yes, OWL® is built to be used more than one time, it is manufactured with superior grade materials and can be used over and over. OWL® belt cutter can also be used multiple times. 

    If OWL® has no springs, how does it work?

    ​That's right, OWL® does not have springs or any moving parts. The flat card acts as one big spring and the stainless steel metal disc with carbide  tip breaks the glass outward with the flick of your finger. 

    What is the OWL® Holder made of?

    The holder is made of flexible silicone with 3M adhesive backing. The sleeve fits  the device snuggly but is easily removed in emergency situation. The holder can be pulled off of your phone case or visor if you want or need to remove it. You can also clip OWL® to your visor without the holder and use the holder when traveling. We recommend that you leave about a half inch of space at the bottom of the silicone holder, this will make it easy to grab and pull out of holder. Make sure sticky strip and your visor surface are clean (no greasy film)  for best stick results.

    The holder has 2 small slices on the upper sides is it supposed to? 

    Yes, this is intensional. There are two small slices on both sides of the silicone holder, this loosens the air tight seal a bit for easy removal, yet it is still tight enough to keep OWL®  secure on your visor.

    Can OWL® break windows from outside the car?

    Yes. OWL® breaks tempered glass. It does work on outside of window by holding the card up to the window and striking the card, (point side facing glass) , the tungsten carbide tip will shatter the glass. 



    ​​​​​OWL Open Window for Life Disclaimer

    OWL®  escape tool  is purposely designed for emergency use only. 

    OWL® is designed to break safety glass from inside the car to provide an escape to outside the car. OWL® is not intended to be used to break glass from outside of car to get inside of car. We are not responsible for any inappropriate usage of device such as theft, personal injury, property damage of any kind, or any other consequence arising from the improper use of OWL® Open Window for Life.

    Please visit our  HOW to USE instruction page.  

    Do not drop OWL® device on glass counters or tables. Do not store without silicone holder covering metal tip next to glass objects such as your cell phone. OWL® can be tested , it will work repeatedly. Do not test on any glass that you do not want broken. Keep out of reach of children.

    100%  Guarantee

    ​OWL® device is fully guaranteed. 100% money back if not satisfied. Proof of purchase must be provided.  Unauthorized dealers are not covered by our warranty. Purchasing from unauthorized dealers could result in obtaining  copies, fakes, stolen and sub-standard devices, and therefore not guaranteed. We take your safety very seriously and  work exclusively with dealers and resellers we trust with our product.