The B A S U eAlarm will give off a sound at 120dB, and the eAlarm+ will produce a sound at 130dB. The difference in range is due to the original use for each product; the eAlarm+ is louder by 10 dB because it was intended for outdoor activities, such as hiking, while the eAlarm was intended for urban use, like commuting in the city. Both items do produce a significantly loud noise in order to deter crime, provide a rescue signal or intrusion alert, and repel animals.
You may have wondered what these units actually mean? What is a decibel (dB)? For your reference, we have put together some information on the decibel scale:
The decibel scale is a logarithmic scale used to meaningfully measure and express sound. 0dB is the most quiet sound a human ear can hear, and any increase in units of 3dB would represent a doubling of sound intensity or acoustic power.
Also, the relative loudness humans perceive is often subjective, and an increase of 10dB can sound twice as loud to the same person. But hearing loss or damage is not dependent upon just how loud something is; it also depends on the intensity of the sound.
Please reference this article to see how exposure to different levels of sound on the decibel scale can damage your hearing: http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-dose.html
So remember to always wear protective gear over your ears whenever you test your eAlarm or eAlarm+! It’s just as important to protect your ears and hearing as it is to test your eAlarm/eAlarm+.
BASU.COM is passionate about providing safety and security to our customers and communities. This is why the eAlarm releases an ear-piercing sound in order to deter crime, as the numbers show:
"Up to 68% of criminals will leave a crime scene completely empty handed once an alarm is heard."
Our customers have used the B A S U eAlarm for a safer commute, safer hiking trips, and even animal repellent!
The B A S U eAlarm is especially good for traveling because it is permitted in your carry-on luggage, so you’re covered during all moments of your trip.
Here are three easy-to-remember steps we recommend whenever there is a situation in which you need to use your eAlarm.
These three quick steps are easy to keep in mind to ensure your safety whenever you or a loved one is exposed to a dangerous situation. Always pull the pin first to sound off the alarm, deterring the potential crime. Running as soon as possible creates distance between you and the danger, further lowering the risk of an incident. Lastly, calling the police ensures that you or your loved one can be protected by the advisement from the operator and reporting the incident.
Some general safety tips to keep in mind:
The eAlarm+ comes with patented B A S U SmartHook™ Technology, which allows for it to be used as a tripwire alarm. This is useful in hotel rooms, camping grounds, and any other area that needs to be secured. Here’s how to create an intruder alert with the eAlarm+:
What you’ll need:
Then, tie the the other ends of the cords to the door handle and a stationary object close by.
Make sure that everything is TAUT. The alarm needs to be set off as soon as the door opens and this will happen the quickest if the device is secured tightly between the door and stationary object.
If possible, test the alarm to make sure it will go off as soon as the door is opened. Remember to wear protective gear over your ears whenever testing an alarm!
Click on the video below for a demonstration on how to create an intruder alert:
Sound quality is yet another standard of excellence we apply to our products at BASU.COM. Our outdoor speaker produces a stunning quality of sound you have to hear to believe. With a powerful bass and full-bodied sound at high volumes, the eSpeaker 3.0 also has a sleek yet tough design so that you can take it everywhere with you. It also comes with a small carabiner and AUX cord along with the cord to recharge the built-in 4400mAh battery, which supports up to 24 hours of playtime and acts as a power bank to recharge your phone. In addition to these features, the eSpeaker 3.0 is certified as IP67, meaning that it is protected from total dust ingress (entry) and protected from immersion in water between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. You can also use Bluetooth to connect it to any of your other devices. Another interesting feature is you can use it to make phone calls because there’s a microphone included!
To connect a device using Bluetooth, we have outlined these steps:
1) Power off eSpeaker3.0 (to Reset)
2) Power on eSpeaker3.0
3) Observe the Bluetooth icon. It should be solid blue, not flashing (meaning that it is Bluetooth ready/capable)
4) Press the PLAY button on eSpeaker3.0 (hold for roughly 2-3 seconds)
5) This should start the "pairing" process on the eSpeaker3.0 with available surrounding devices.
6) You should hear a voice prompt, saying "pairing"
7) The Bluetooth Icon on the eSpeaker3.0 should now be blinking, alternating between red and blue, meaning it is in "pairing" mode (this will last for 3 minutes. If 3 minutes has passed, start over from step 1)
8) Now go to your Bluetooth enabled device (ex: Smartphone) you want to pair with the eSpeaker 3.0, and go to your device's Bluetooth Settings.
9) Look under "other devices" in your device's Bluetooth Settings. "BASU" should appear under "other devices"
10) Select that device ("BASU"), which should now initiate the Bluetooth pairing process.
11) The Bluetooth icon on the eSpeaker3.0 should now switch to Flashing/Blinking Blue (not Red anymore)
12) You will hear a voice prompt saying "connected," signaling that the eSpeaker3.0 is now connected to your personal device
13) Select something to play from your personal device to test
14) Yay! You are All Set Up with B A S U eSpeaker3.0. ENJOY :)
We are so excited about our eSpeaker 3.0! It is the perfect speaker, suitable in style for the home, suitable in ability for the outdoors!
It’s no secret that BASU.COM values our customers. In fact, under Our Values on our About Us page, you can see that our entire company’s culture focuses on the customer first and foremost. That means everything we do here at B A S U is for our customers. From providing excellent customer service to engineering the most innovative and useful products that will provide long-term value for our customers, we are on the mission of significantly improving our customers’ quality of life. This is why we do what we do at B A S U, why we love hearing any feedback from customers, because anything that matters to them matters to us. We want to provide only the best in all things for our customers and we’re proactively seeking how to be the best.
BASU.COM offers 24/7 support 365 days of the year because we want to be available to any of our customers’ needs and we want them to be heard right away. It’s not about us and what we think is right or best for the customer, but it’s about what the customer wants and needs. Our customers and their feedback help us determine which direction to grow in and develop.
We are always striving to be better, faster, and more accommodating, making it our goal to be the best of the best in customer service in addition to the best in our quality and type of product. That is why we have more than an appreciation for our customers, we have an obsession to provide them with only the best.
Here at B A S U, “We take our responsibilities to the community seriously and are committed to being a good corporate citizen.”
What does this mean and what does it look like? B A S U takes on this responsibility with pride, thus we follow through with all of our partners to ensure they share our goals, holding our suppliers to the same high standards we set for ourselves. We expect our suppliers to act with integrity and adhere to the highest ethical, social and environmental business practices. And we make sure our suppliers are held accountable for upholding human rights.
Every year we conduct rigorous annual inspections of our factories in Asia where we ensure our manufacturing partners maintain the highest ethical, social, and environmental business standards & practices. It is important to everyone on our team that B A S U actively practices the responsibility of being a good corporate citizen.
We are committed to bringing you only the best, and we strive to ensure this philosophy and standard in all aspects of our company.
If you’d like to learn more about how B A S U approaches social responsibility, check out this page here:
If you’re planning on taking any trips this summer, we’ve put together a list of tips and things to keep in mind while you’re out and about! Depending on where you’re going and who you’re with, some may make more sense than others. But it’s important to always be prepared, especially for an adventure!
And last but not least, don’t forget your eAlarm+! Take it with you on your carry-on so you’ll always have peace of mind and a way to protect your personal safety. We know how important safety is when you travel, and the eAlarm+ can be with you at every moment of your trip.
“Waterproof” is a term that could mean a range of different things for a product. Is it watertight, water-repellant, or water-resistant? What are the variances between these broad labels?
There is actually a way to measure how waterproof something is, and that is through the IP Rating Chart.
“IP” stands for “Ingress Protection”, which “classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures.” IP ratings or codes will begin with IP followed by two digits and an optional letter.
According to the description, the IP code indicates more than the degrees of protection provided against water in electrical enclosures. The first digit after “IP” addresses degrees of protection against solids, while the second digit addresses liquids. The higher the level, as indicated by the number, the stronger the protection. For example, if an item’s code is IP00, this indicates that it is not protected from solids and liquids. If an item’s code is IP01, it is not protected from solids, but it is protected from condensation.
B A S U’s eSpeaker 3.0 is rated IP67 waterproof: the speaker is fully splash proof, which means that it will survive rain or spills. According to an IP rating chart, it also means that it is protected from total dust ingress (entry) and from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
It’s important to know exactly how waterproof something is before you test your products’ ability to withstand liquids. Utilize the IP rating charts below for your reference!
sources: http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/, http://www.l-com.com/blog/?tag=/IP+rating
Innovation is one of our core values here at BASU. It’s a word and a theme you’ll hear often, especially in the tech world. But what does it really mean and what does it really look like? If you search the word online, you’ll see a lot of definitions revolving around the word “new,” and that’s great. New ideas, methods, and devices translates into innovative ideas, methods, and devices. But it’s about more than being new, right? Maybe innovation can be synonymous with adding value or contributing in a better way. BASU prides itself on providing only the best in all things, so naturally, innovation is a core value here. That means innovation applies to more than the products we provide our customers; innovation is a core value applied to everything we do. So we’re encouraged to always be asking: Is this the latest and greatest tool, process, method? Fill in the blank according to your needs at the end of that question and see if you can’t spark a little innovation in your own life. It’s not just for technology or products, it’s also for processes, standards, and questioning the status quo in search for measurable improvements. Because innovation isn’t just about being “new,” it’s about improving, and if that’s something you’re always seeking, you’re constantly seeking the best.
Whether or not you’ve studied psychology, chances are you may have heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Or maybe you’ve seen this chart on a poster somewhere. This may be new or review, but this image denotes a pyramid of human needs, according to Abraham Maslow, that starts with our most basic needs; only once the more basic needs have been met can the individual focus on the next. We utilize this chart at BASU to inform us of the direction in which to grow and develop our products because we agree that safety is among the most basic needs. And as represented in this hierarchy, personal security is among the main concerns. It may seem rather straightforward, but this theory and pyramid display the significance of not only our niche, but also the responsibility within our role as producers of America’s #1 Emergency Alarm. Here at BASU, we know how important personal security and safety are to the individual, so we’re always working hard to ensure only the best for you and your loved ones, which is a part of the next need to be focused on once safety is addressed. We want to help our customers meet their most essential needs so that they can move forward to focusing on everything else!
We have an announcement: BASU HQ has moved! The team at BASU has been working diligently during this transition to continue executing our mission, our vision, and our values. You can always learn more about our company at BASU.COM, but just so you can get a clearer picture of what we’re all about here at BASU:
Keep an eye out for us throughout the rest of the year to see what other moves we make!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Learn more at www.kidsclub.org.
We at B A S U are starting out 2018 with a renewed commitment to excellence.
There's an inspiration behind every great athlete, and every great product.
Thanksgiving is a very special to show our friends and family how much they mean to us. It is also a time to remember all the things we're grateful for that we might take for granted. TeamBASU is wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving in 2017 :)
Thank you for keeping us safe. Now we'll do our part to help keep you safe. Our Veterans deserve a complimentary eAlarm! Any eligible Active Duty Military Member or Veteran can claim this offer: https://www.basu.com/store/p10/BASUVeteran
Thank you for your service.
Authorities emphasize the importance of taking precautions to ensure travel safety.
1. When traveling abroad, the odds favor a safe and incident-free trip, however, travelers can be subject to difficulties, crime and violence.
2. Some safety considerations include being aware of one's surroundings, avoiding being the target of a crime, leaving copies of one's passport and itinerary information with trusted people, obtaining medical insurance valid in the country being visited and registering with one's national embassy when arriving in a foreign country.
3. Many countries do not recognize drivers' licenses from other countries; however most countries accept international driving permits.
4. Automobile insurance policies issued in one's own country are often invalid in foreign countries, and it is often a requirement to obtain temporary auto insurance valid in the country being visited. It is also advisable to become oriented with the driving-rules and -regulations of destination countries. Wearing a seat belt is highly advisable for safety reasons; many countries have penalties for violating seatbelt laws.
Credit: Foul Play, Paramount Pictures
Foul Play is an homage to director Alfred Hitchcock, several of whose films are referenced during the film. The premise of an innocent person becoming entangled in a web of intrigue is one common in Hitchcock films such as The 39 Steps, Saboteur, North by Northwest and, most notably, The Man Who Knew Too Much, which inspired the opera house sequence in Foul Play.
1. A personal alarm is a small hand-held electronic device with the functionality to emit a loud siren-like alarming sound. It is activated either by a button, or a tag that, when pulled, sets the siren off.
2. It is used to attract attention in order to scare off an assailant. The sound emitted can also have the effect of distracting, disorienting, or surprising the assailant.
3. You can drop the alarm and make your escape. If it is by the attackers feet, it may also act as a visual distraction, as well as a audible distraction.
4. What's more important than your safety? Safety is awesome.
5. It can also repel aggressive wildlife!
6. Once you have set off your alarm, you can leave the situation as quickly as you can, moving to a busy area if possible. Don’t wait to check that your alarm has had the desired effect.
7. Personal alarms are legal for children and teens to carry!
8. Personal alarms are typically permitted on airplanes!
9. A little extra peace of mind goes a long way! If you feel safe, you feel confident.
We are proud to sponsor U.S. Swimmer and current world record holder Ryan Lochte. Just as B A S U stands for building the best possible products, we will continue to endorse the best athletes in the world. Ryan Lochte is a 12-time Olympic medalist. As part of the American teams, he holds the world record in the 4x200-meter freestyle (long course) and 4x100-meter freestyle (mixed) relay. Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley (long and short course) and 400-meter individual medley (short course). He has won a total of 90 medals in major international competition, 54 gold, 22 silver, and 14 bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, Pan American, and Pan Pacific Championships.
Here's a sneak preview of the new television commercial series where Ryan Lochte opens up candidly about his inspiration to compete in the olympics:
Have you ever wondered what complete piece of mind feels like? Runner Steve A. shares his boosted confidence with us in a very appreciated email.
- Steve A.
B A S U recently caught up with Uber driver, Joffrey, who has been driving for Uber full-time for the past 2 years. He has recently purchased the B A S U eAlarm to help him stay a little bit safer on the road.
Joffrey said, "this little thing is great. I don't really use it for personal safety, but more so as a distress signal if I crash my car or something like. I don't wanna end up in a ditch! Last year I actually got rear ended by a driver who ran off before I could get his contact information and he almost ran over an old lady at the stop light. I stopped my car to make sure she was ok and I stayed with her for maybe 3 or 5 mins. I couldn't catch those guys in the car or get their information. Maybe also if I have a camera with my alarm that might help."
Thank you Joffrey for sharing this personal story and for being a valued B A S U customer.
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Gadget guy Steve Greenberg shows Kathie Lee and Hoda seven nifty gadgets that will come in handy during the summer months:
"When you pull the end, it makes a pretty loud noise -- 120 decibels. Super simple, really smart idea. And it's TSA approved, so you can take it through TSA without a problem."
"That's a great, great idea."
- Kathie Lee Gifford