Easy to conceal, small and can make a racket when activated. It’s no surprise personal alarms are the best-selling self-defense products in the market.
Many people, especially women, teens, and seniors, favor them because they’re easy to carry around and use. They are inconspicuous because personal alarms are crafted to look like common objects.
When you’re putting your trust into such a little device, questions will arise. Is a self- defense alarm effective? And how will they work to stop crime?
How Personal Alarms Work
Personal alarms are built to sound a loud alarm when switched on. The button is typically called a panic button. The alarm is a high-decibel noise that’s intended to warn other people that someone needs assistance.
It can also be used to find someone, like a senior or child, in case they need help or are lost. Personal alarms are a solid choice for those who can’t scream or fight back.
Are self-defense alarms effective?
Personal alarms give out a blaring noise that will only stop when the user pushes a button. The noise can get up to around 130 dB. That’s plenty of noise when you consider that a train whistle only gives off around 90 dB.
Using this much noise against an attacker and you will bring momentary confusion or panic, providing you with enough chance to run away, alert someone, or fight back.
If the user is lost and needs to be found, the personal alarm can be very efficient in getting someone’s attention. It’s also an excellent device to use to alert others during any kind of emergency.
Personal alarms can be very effective self-defense tools but they do have their limits. It’s important for users to know this, so they understand what to expect and are better prepared for certain scenarios when a personal alarm may not always be to their advantage.