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Beach tech: 3 products to keep your family and your stuff safe

Jeff Rossen tries out three new products to keep you, your family and your valuables safe at the beach: Beach Vault, BuddyTag and Kingii.
/ Source: TODAY

A day at the beach can be no day at the beach — not when you worry about having your stuff stolen, losing track of your kids, or even getting in over your head and risking drowning.

TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen tried out three new products to keep your valuables, your family and yourself safe this summer.

The Beach Vault: You open it up, put your valuables inside, and close it up. Then you dig a little hole, corkscrew it into the sand, and cover it with sand and a blanket. The product sells for $49 at

Jeff Rossen demonstrates the Beach Vault
Jeff Rossen demonstrates the Beach Vault.TODAY

My Buddy Tag: You put it on your child's wrist and it syncs to an app on your phone. Your child can hit a "panic button" on it at any time, triggering an alert on your phone. It also alerts you if your child leaves a set distance range or if the wristband becomes submerged in water. It sells for $39.99 at

The Kingii Wearable: If you're underwater and need help getting to the surface, pull a lever on this wristband and a pouch will inflate and pull you up. The company says it will stay inflated for 48 hours. The product, which also includes a compass and a whistle, sells for $89.99 at

Jeff Rossen demonstrates the Kingii Wearable
Jeff Rossen demonstrates the Kingii Wearable.TODAY

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