Personal alarms come in many different types and styles. They can be attached to a keychain, be hooked to a belt loop or even be part of a flashlight system. Personal alarms are relatively inexpensive, can be stored in any element, can’t harm the user and can be used by people of all ages.
In What Situations Are Personal Alarms Good For?
Personal alarms are excellent for situations in which you may be at danger. Many people choose to use them if they jog alone or with someone else. Others use them to feel protected as they are walking to their car in a parking garage or parking lot. College students are big fans of the personal alarm because some campuses restrict their use on pepper spray and students can instead use personal alarms as they are walking to or around their dorm or other areas of campus where trouble can lurk. Some personal alarms also have links to call the proper authorities if you push a button (much like Life Line alarms for older adults).
Situations where danger might be present and personal alarms can be used aren’t limited to campuses or parking lots, however. Personal alarms are also often used for those who tend to drift off to sleep while driving. There are anti nap alarms that fit over the ear area to sound off if the driver’s head nods forward.