Our Story

safeTpunch was invented as a result of a tragic bus disaster in South Africa in 1985 in which 42 school children drowned due to emergency exit failure. The bus in which they were traveling veered off a dam wall and sank in an instant.

Ivan le Roux undertook the challenge to find a scientific solution to an efficient emergency egress system and together with Christen Iverson developed and refined over a 30 year period the technology, now known as safeTpunch.

The safeTpunch technology is in essence a reliable delivery mechanism for a hard material impact tip capable of penetrating toughened glass. When the device is struck a chain reaction of scientifically evaluated events occur resulting in the instantaneous destruction of the emergency exit window. The device is specifically designed so that it can be operated by a child of 12 years with a single punch. Multiple punches aggregated in the exact same spot will allow even an infirm person or a child younger than 12 to be able to break a window as the tip penetrates deeper with each punch.

The safeTpunch technology was evaluated by the Council for Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR), the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and Wintech United Kingdom and Red Engineering, UKAS accredited testing facilities, specialising in glass testing.

safeTpunch is a Registered Trademark and is Patented and Design Registered Internationally. Current Intellectual Property and updated designs affords safeTpunch unprecedented international exclusivity.