How a Personal Safety Alarm Can Increase Security

Carrying a personal safety alarm is a necessity, regardless of whether one is traveling a great distance or is just going to dash to the all-night convenient store for some nibbles. In that case, should people carry protection even in a safe neighborhood? Individuals must never assume that nothing is going to happen because crime often comes when it is least expected.

A personal alarm system, placed where it can be accessed easily, can prevent an attack from occurring. Once a threat is perceived, one can activate it to create a loud sound that can both scare an attacker off and catch the attention of everyone within the vicinity. This non-lethal means of self-defense is often enough to deter muggers or assailants from continuing with their sinister plans.

These portable alarms work in the same way as home alarm systems, although home alarms are equipped with sensors that detect movement where none is expected. The loud sound alerts the neighbors to the intrusion and/or emergency, and will come or call for help.

Although there are security alarms designed exclusively for either the home or carrying around, some handy devices are equipped with functions apart from being a personal alarm. There are dual-purpose 120dB alarm systems that go off when someone touches a non-metallic doorknob on which one is hung, very useful when one wants to deter trespassers. A multi-function 3 in 1 130dB personal alarm with light can be placed to protect entry points like doors or windows, but can also be used as a laptop alarm. A motion-detecting mini travel alarm with PIR sensor can be set to detect movement from a few feet away, effective for hotel or dorm rooms.

There are many other combinations in multipurpose personal safety alarm systems that can be useful for both personal and home security. The important thing is one must be placed in a strategic location for one to scare miscreants off effectively and prevent a crime from happening.

Personal Alarms Protect All Sizes and Ages

How can the young, old or sick deter attackers? Not everyone is an able-bodied adult with lightning reflexes and a killer swing. Ordinary people are not, and it terrifies all these many people to be attacked precisely because they are not like that. Personal alarms give the elderly, children, the infirmed, persons with disabilities and anyone at all a real shot at avoiding a face-off with someone hostile and vicious.

A security alarm creates an opportunity to run. In that sense, it is better than any self-defense weapon that creates instead an opportunity to fight and hurt or kill. The can’t-be-missed sound from an alarming device works very hard at quelling danger. To those within earshot, it warns about a threat, broadcasts a need for rescue, and reveals the location of peril. Plus, the same loud sound can unnerve, sidetrack and drive away an attacker.

Safety alarms wail for 90 to 130 decibels in general, and most can do more than make noise. An alarm with light is useful for doing a search-and-rescue or blinding the crook momentarily, plus you could usually switch the flashlight on separately. A doorstop alarm can block a forced entry. Some convert to window or door alarms, bag alarms or laptop alarms. Others double as motion detector alarms.

These could be electronic or aerosol devices. They are so easy to operate that a child can learn it within minutes. You do not blow into an electronic whistle, for one, but press a button, and keep pressing for as long as you need the alarm to sound. Normally, you just push a prominent button or pull a single strap to activate the alarming.

Portable alarms are made compact and handy. Many are battery-operated, palm-sized key chain alarms, or come with a belt clip. These could be travel alarms that have uses in hotel rooms, college dormitories or lockers.

Regardless of your age, size and skill set, your goal is to be nowhere near trouble. Even though trouble might find you, personal alarms can expose troublemakers so noticeably that they will be the ones to flee.