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"Can you take pepper spray through TSA? No. But can you take a Basu eAlarm. Heck yes!"
Cheddar TV, broadcast live from their location on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, asked about the inspiration behind BASU products:
"Very very exciting; I think I need to get my hands on one of these," said Cheddar host Alyssa Julya Smith.
Full video: https://cheddar.com/videos/154253
"...if you’re about to head back to school or know of anyone about to resume college classes later this year, you might want to pick up an eAlarm while you still can."
Full article: http://bgr.com/2017/06/19/college-safety-basu-ealarm-students/
"On behalf of hand-wringing parents everywhere, thank you, BASU."
Full article here: https://www.cnet.com/news/a-free-basu-ealarm-for-college-students/
“I'm a retired police officer, so I talk to her quite a bit about be aware of your surroundings, look around, if you see something suspicious walk away," says Cindy Warren from Temple Terrace. Her daughter, Kelly, is a USFSP student. "Definitely a device I'd love for her to have. I think I want one,”
Full article: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/free-safety-alarm-for-college-students/449716501
"You're definitely going to get some people's attention if you pull that pin!"
Watch full video: https://youtu.be/1jsvL49k0Lo
This mini alarm could help keep college students safe.
Watch full video: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisHer/videos/1061748993955975/
"...if something happens to my wife I don't want her carrying a gun or even pepper spray, something she has to point at, with this she just needs to pull it and it makes a loud noise," Sinkovits said.
Read the full article here: http://www.azfamily.com/story/35506870/glendale-father-uses-new-safety-device-thats-easier-than-pepper-spray
"This 1-oz ultra-compact siren may save your life while traveling. It emits a 120-decibel alarm that can be heard up to 300 feet away. The crime and animal repellent signal will sound for 30 minutes unless the pin is returned to the device. It is TSA friendly and safer than carrying sprays."
Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58d55274e4b0c0980ac0e583
An extra safety measure for peace of mind. Hopefully you’ll *never* actually have to use it, but if you do, know that it’ll actually help (see review). Available in six colors.
Promising review: “First of all, if it wasn’t for this device, I likely wouldn’t be here today writing this review. It was 2 a.m. and I was walking around in some questionable places — all of a sudden, two guys come out of nowhere and attempt to restrain me. Then I remembered I had this device on the side of my pants and pulled it. To be honest, when I bought this product I thought, “how will a silly little device that plays loud sounds save me!?” Well, that’s exactly what happened. I am forever grateful.” —mandmyellow
Full article here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahhan/products-on-amazon-our-readers-are-loving-march-17-2017?utm_term=.cqwYE2Px#.xslMJvm9
“It’s a great little tool. It’s’ just another thing we can use to help be proactive with situational awareness and also in self-defense.”
A national study found that 68 percent of criminals will flee a crime scene empty handed if an alarm is sounded.
Student Morgan Zueger is impressed with the device..
“Walking around campus at night, can be scary, especially if you’re a woman, so I would appreciate a device or tool that would be very handy to use.”
Full article: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/alarm-helps-students-feel-safe-on-campus/
"I feel like it's safer than using a weapon like pepper spray or anything smaller, because I feel like it's easy to use and I know how to use it," said IUPUI sophomore Josie Salyer.
Students at IUPUI say it gives them extra peace of mind, especially when walking at night or in parking garages.
Campus safety experts say anything that calls attention to a situation can buy valuable time in either startling the attacker and scaring them off, or spooking them enough to give their target a chance to run away.
Full article: http://www.wthr.com/article/high-pitch-warning-device-helping-students-feel-safer-on-campus
TUPD Superintendent John Barnwell said incorporating new technology into the police force is critical for student safety. “In order to be successful in a [student] body, the best environment for safety and security, you have to embrace technology …,” Barnwell said.
Full article: http://tulanehullabaloo.com/18510/news/technology-offers-new-campus-safety/
"Getting the pepper spray out, aiming it, and hoping you hit them might not be as effective as just scaring them off with a loud sound," said Taylor Wewers, UAFS student.
The UAFS students said this device would be easier to use than pepper spray.
"While pepper spray can be effective when used in close encounters, the [eAlarm] can be used at greater distances," said Raymond Ottman, UAFS police chief.
Full article: http://5newsonline.com/2017/01/31/safety-device-aims-to-stop-crime-on-college-campuses/
That little can of pepper spray may repel everything from late-night muggers to bears in the forest, but not if you spray it in the wrong direction or want to carry it on board a flight. The [eAlarm], about the size of an electronic key fob, lets you pull a plug for a piercing 120 decibel noise bomb to shock and repel the attackers (120db is up there with a jackhammer, thunderclap or loud rock concert). When the danger's over, re-insert the plug to use it again. The newer, more rugged [eAlarm+] is meant for outdoor use, with a 130db blast. Downside: the sound can be equally unpleasant (if less of a surprise) for you, and prolonged use can contribute to hearing loss. Here's hoping you never need to use it.
Full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbender/2016/12/13/10-great-gifts-for-travelers-2016-edition/#44502bb614d0
"Often when I backpack in some place I will want to set up my camp, and then leave it to go exploring hiking or hunting. I'm always concerned about my gear back at camp while I'm gone.
These are just a few measures I'll take sometimes to help make sure my camping gear stays safe while I'm away."
Watch the full how-to video here: https://youtu.be/LhP2vddC0Yw
"Weighing less than an ounce, and able to be easily clipped to a key ring, backpack or clothing, it acts a useful deterrent to both potential attackers and wild animals."
"CSU East Bay just bought 5,000 [B A S U] personal alarms to hand out free to students."
Lochte demonstrated how to use the device in a video posted on Twitter, writing that he was excited to partner with [B A S U]. "It's this tiny device. All you do is pull the pin, and it releases a startling alarm that can get you out of a bad situation."
A great safety gadget for any student is this very compact personal alarm that can be attached to a backpack. When the pin is pulled, [it] emits a piercing 120-decibel alarm (as loud as an ambulance) that immediately alerts those nearby. If the pin remains unplugged, the siren will sound for 30 straight minutes.
Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/14-essential-tech-products-for-back-to-school_us_57a0de0ae4b07066ba1fcb54
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