Rumors have been circulating that Britney Spears is one of many celebrities to use a personal alarm for personal safety and protection. It is unclear whether or not this news has been confirmed, but if so, we welcome her to the club! 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. For those interested, feel free to read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_alarm
Benefits of a personal alarm
A small personal alarm is a smart way to protect yourself from potential harm. Some of the benefits of this option include:
Whether you are traveling abroad your first time, or staying in a hotel where you just don't feel "safe," you can use this simple method below to create an intruder alert using the eAlarm+ (plus version). The eAlarm+ is a personal alarm that can enhance your personal safety, or simply give some peace of mind. The plus model comes with a patented distinct "tripwire hook" that has many uses and allows you the versatility to clip it onto almost anything. One great use can be an intruder alert as demonstrated here:
BASU.COM has some ground rules when it comes to how we treat both our customers and our partners. We exist for our customers, and successful partnerships allow for happier customers. Therefore our rule of thumb comes down to this: treat them like family. This may seem like a simple mindset to adopt, but it is crucial to the success of our team. Think of it this way: most of us have families that we love but are not perfect. Sometimes the young nephew can ask a million questions a million different ways. Sometimes the great aunt can get very upset over something you think of that is very small. But regardless of any perceived inconvenience, your family is still your family and their behaviors do not negate your desire to treat them with basic respect and love.
If we apply this mindset to our customers and partners, no matter how upset or lost someone may seem, treating them like family means we will still work to be kind, understanding, and helpful. And we always want to go above and beyond for them, just like anyone would want to do the same for their family. Our goal is to provide only the best in both product, experience, and customer support, and we go about that by treating both our customers and partners like family. We would accept only the best and nothing less when it comes to the safety of our family members, so our team works diligently to make sure our products provide only the best in the field of safety, as well as user experience. And we’re available 24/7 because we wouldn’t only be available to family members on business hours from Monday through Friday.
Treating our partners and customers like family allows for our team to be successful and to provide only the best in products, experience, and customer support. Let us know how we can better treat you like family by giving us feedback on your experience!
There are many different types of personal alarms. Choosing the best model for yourself can sometimes be tricky. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice :)
Purpose of a Personal Alarm
The purpose of a personal safety alarm is to deter and distract an attacker, giving you vital seconds to get away. It is a common misconception that the primary purpose of a personal alarm is to attract others to help. However, attracting a Good Samaritan is a secondary outcome that may or may not occur, since there may not be anyone around to hear the sound.
How to use a Personal Alarm
REMEMBER: The primary function of a personal alarm is to deter, distract, or disorient an attacker.
REMEMBER: A personal alarm is only one part of your personal safety plan. There are many tactics to help you reduce the risk of a violent crime. For example, traveling in large groups of people typically helps reduce the risk of being a victim of a violent crime, since criminals purposely seek individuals or couples who are walking alone.
HOW TO USE: Generally, the best way to use a personal alarm is to activate it, drop it on the floor near the assailant, and then immediately run away.
Set off the alarm, drop it on the ground, and make your escape. If it is near the attacker's feet, it may also act as a visual attraction, in addition to the audible deterrence. If your alarm malfunctions for any reason, throwing it will also help distract an attacker, buying you vital seconds to flee the scene and call for help. Once you have set off the alarm, leave the situation as quickly as possible. DO NOT wait to check that your alarm has had the desired effect.
If you are able to move to a busy area, shout the specific instructions "CALL THE POLICE!" This makes it clear that you need help and gives passersby a specific call to action. Studies have shown providing specific instructions such as "call the police" is a much more effective method of getting help when compared to saying "help me," for example. For this reason, many emergency response teams are trained to give specific instructions to bystanders, such as "CALL 911." Generally, the phrase "Call the Police" is a safer bet because it is also likely to be understood when traveling outside of the U.S.
Here at BASU.COM, we’re passionate about keeping our customers mobile. We want to equip you with only the best products that will enhance your life on-the-go, whether you’re commuting, hiking, camping, traveling, or taking night classes on campus. While we can provide the best outdoor speakers, portable batteries, and America’s #1 Emergency Alarm, it’s also important to discuss how you help yourself stay on-the-go as well.
Self-care is a term discussed in many different spaces, and it can look different for many people depending on their setting and needs. But in a nutshell, it’s taking intentional steps to care for your mental and physical well-being. So sometimes self-care will look like setting a work-out schedule and choosing to eat healthier. Or it could be meditating for 10 minutes before going to bed at night, if someone finds that this alleviates some of their daily stress. At times, it could be “treating yourself” to something you normally wouldn’t, and this qualifies once in a while when it is something that is indeed a treat to help you feel better or cope with something. But this practice can also be the opposite of self-care if it jeopardizes one’s finances.
Why self-care is being discussed in relation to keeping you mobile and on-the-go: it makes sense to take care of yourself! If you neglect your mental or physical health, which are both of utmost importance, your ability to be at the top of your game is significantly hindered. This interrupts your cadence of mobility, and can greatly affect your production. So in the interest of your desire to successfully be on-the-go, and for your overall happiness and health, invest time and energy in your self-care!