A personal alarm is a self defense product that emits an extremely loud noise and often flashing lights when utilized. They are often used to alert others of danger, to get someone’s attention if help is needed or to simply deter a criminal from approaching you.
Personal alarms come in many different types and styles. They can be attached to a keychain, be hooked to a belt loop or even be part of a flashlight system. Personal alarms are relatively inexpensive, can be stored in any element, can’t harm the user and can be used by people of all ages.
In What Situations Are Personal Alarms Good For?
Personal alarms are excellent for situations in which you may be at danger. Many people choose to use them if they jog alone or with someone else. Others use them to feel protected as they are walking to their car in a parking garage or parking lot. College students are big fans of the personal alarm because some campuses restrict their use on pepper spray and students can instead use personal alarms as they are walking to or around their dorm or other areas of campus where trouble can lurk. Some personal alarms also have links to call the proper authorities if you push a button (much like Life Line alarms for older adults).
Situations where danger might be present and personal alarms can be used aren’t limited to campuses or parking lots, however. Personal alarms are also often used for those who tend to drift off to sleep while driving. Companies have created personal alarms that fit over the ear area to sound off if the driver’s head nods forward.
In What Ways Are Personal Alarms Better Than Pepper Spray?
Pepper spray is without a doubt one of the most popular options in self defense products, but there are some states that have restrictions on its use. In addition, when traveling it can be difficult to find a way to bring pepper spray with you (especially if you’re flying). However, personal alarms are without restriction and can be used by people of all ages. While pepper spray can be limited to being used only by adults in some areas, personal alarms can be used by teens and children, as well. They are extremely safe to use but still very effective.
Another way personal alarms might be better than pepper spray is because there is no risk to the user, as there is with pepper spray. Even though pepper spray is safe when utilized properly, there are risks to the user as well as the criminal it’s used upon. The user of the pepper spray can accidentally be sprayed during the scuffle or can even accidentally come in contact with the pepper spray fluid when testing the product or if they store it improperly.
Overall, personal alarms are a great option if you need a little extra protection to help you feel safe. They can easily be carried, require very little training for use and are extremely safe for people of any age to use. Even children can be taught to use them, which often makes parents feel more comfortable having them around the house. There are no restrictions on personal alarms, so feel free to use them with confidence!