Skysaver: Highrise Building Rescue Escape Device

Categories: Gadgets

SkySaver is the ultimate personal rescue device for anyone who lives, works, or visits multi-story buildings and needs to safely escape a fire or other disaster. It was developed by safety and security experts, including Yaakov Nakash, former Lieutenant General in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who served as Commander of the Technical Development Department.


The SkySaver portable escape system can easily be stored in your home or office. It is lightweight, self-contained, easy to use, and can carry up to 300 lbs in weight.

In the event of an emergency, simply strap on the backpack, attach the fire-resistant cable to a secure anchor point, exit the nearest window, and the SkySaver will slowly and automatically lower you to safety.

You don’t need assistance or training to use SkySaver – it’s easy and safe. SkySaver uses a controlled descent device and an automatic braking system that allows you to descend at a safe speed of up to 2 meters a second. The backpack contains a strong fire-resistant cable which can be attached to a secure anchor point inside the building near the window. 

SkySaver offers different models depending on your safety needs.

  • SkySaver SKS 80 has a cable length of 80 feet (25 meters) and weighs 18 lbs (8kg)
  • SkySaver SKS 160 has a cable length of 160 feet (50 meters) and  weighs 22 lbs (10kg)
  • SkySaver SKS 260 has a cable length of 260 feet (80 meters) and weighs 26 lbs (11.7kg)

SkySaver could be your personal life-saver!

Think ahead and be prepared: SkySaver is the ultimate portable survival kit for occupants of a multi-story building.

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