Personal Safety

The Benefits of Using a Personal Safety Alarm

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Unfortunately, most of us will feel vulnerable at some point in our lives. Maybe a stranger has stood a little too close for comfort or followed closely behind you as you walked home one evening. Or maybe your home has been the target of a burglary in the past.

Despite this, many of us have never considered carry around a personal safety alarm with us. These powerful electronic devices were first invented back in the 1970s, and yet, they have still not gained immense popularity amongst the general public.

In fact, most people would probably say that carrying around a personal safety alarm is a little ‘over the top’. They would say that you don’t need an attack alarm or a rape alarm to stay safe.

Although you can get by safely without carrying this device on your person, you never know when you’re going to be placed in danger. A short walk home on a dark evening can quickly turn into something more serious if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

In situations like these, a personal safety device can be the difference between life and death for you.

Here are some of the many benefits to carry around a personal safety alarm with you on a day-to-day basis.

You Can Get Help as Quickly as Possible

If you live by yourself or you’re walking alone outside, having a personal safety alarm enables you to quickly catch people’s attention. You can get help efficiently and quickly by sounding the alarm.

Many attack alarms are worn around your neck, meaning you have easy access to them. Simply pulling or pressing on the emergency points will activate the system, which makes it emit a loud siren and flashing strobe, alerting those around you.

Safety alarms can also be given to the elderly so they can alert somebody in the event of a fall. They can also reduce the time that it takes for emergency services to be called in the event of a heart attack or a stroke.

Similarly, if you or a loved one suffers from a debilitating health condition, having an alarm nearby can be life-saving.

They Keep You Safe from Attackers

Sadly, elderly people are often an easier target for attackers because they are usually less mobile and weaker than younger generations. Whether you, yourself, are elderly, or you have an elderly loved one that you are concerned about, investing in a personal alarm can give the whole family peace of mind.

Although alarms can’t prevent every attack, they can be used to deter potential attackers from making a move. Most of them will be scared away by the sight of an alarm, as they know that help is just a few minutes away.

If an attacker reaches for you, raising your attack alarm can immediately alert those nearby. This will often cause the attacker to flee the scene to avoid getting caught.

Rape alarms work in a similar way, and a popular in the UK as pepper spray isn't legal to use. They sit around your neck and can be activated by a sharp pull or press on the device. 

If an attacker or thief manages to get their hands on you before help has arrived, sounding a personal safety alarm can reduce the time it takes for emergency services to reach your location.

Healthcare professionals will be able to treat you on the scene or take you to the nearest hospital. This may lead to faster recovery times from any injuries you sustained during the attack.  Every minute counts in the event of a life-threatening attack.

On a similar note, if you are anxious about an elderly relative being attacked, or falling over, giving them an alarm will reduce your worries, as you can be assured that medical help is just around the corner from them at all times.

Increased Independence

It’s always nice to be independent. By carrying around a personal safety alarm, you can feel safer and more secure even when you’re on your own.

No matter what age or gender you are, and no matter where you go, there is always the risk of somebody lurking nearby, but keeping an alarm around your neck at all times can ease your mind and make you feel more confident being by yourself.

Many elderly people have reduced mobility and decreased senses. This can place them in a vulnerable position if an intruder enters their home. Having an attack alarm is, therefore, extremely beneficial to elderly individuals who want to retain as much independence as possible and reduce their worry or anxiety while living alone.

They Cost Less Than Other Home Security Systems

Compared to many home security systems, personal safety alarms are much more cost-effective, yet they still provide the same level of security.

Therefore, if you are looking for a way to stay as safe as possible whilst at home without spending a fortune, a personal safety alarm is the perfect solution.

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of reasons why you and your loved ones should consider carrying around a personal safety alarm. They are an extremely cost-effective way to keep everybody in the family safe.

You never know when an attacker is lurking nearby, but having one of these small devices around your neck can make all the difference!

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