What is a personal alarm?
A personal alarm or emergency 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.
How do you operate the alarm in an emergency? There are many different ways to activate different types of alarms, including push caps, push buttons, and pull out pins. How fiddly is it to activate? Do you have problems using your hands or fingers? Can it be activated simply by yanking your keychain? These are all important considers when choosing your alarm or when practicing.
The purpose of a personal alarm:
The primary purpose of a personal safety alarm is to shock, distract or disorient a criminal, giving you vital seconds to get away. It is a common misconception that alarms will attract others, however, if there is no one around you, no one will be able to help.
Are personal alarms effective?
Evidence suggests that sounding an alarm often succeeded in putting criminals to flight. In one study, 68% of criminals ran away empty-handed as soon as an alarm was heard.
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