Is a safe personal alarm really effective?
A personal alarm is a device that can emit a screaming siren by simply pulling the hand strap on the device. It can sound as loud as a military jet taking off or a machine gun firing. Raucous right? But the question that arises in our minds is, are these even useful? In what situations can these turn out to be functional? Here are a couple of its uses and how these personal alarms can be very practical and can save someone from even life-threatening danger.
You are returning from college or work, and you had to take a detour because you needed to purchase before returning home. Now you are somewhere you don't come very often, and thus you are unaware of your surroundings and type of neighborhood you are in. While this is true in this scenario, you will be very alert naturally. However, criminals can still see you as an easy target due to your behavior, which will be exhibited due to your lack of knowledge of that area.
But if you have a personal alarm on you, you can easily activate it within a second if you come across any unfortunate experience. The criminals will be caught off guard and be forced to abort any intention they had to harm you.
Not only that, but this small device can also prevent many horrific crimes such as child trafficking. Studies suggest that criminals see children as the easiest targets. Using this device, we can avoid that by simply educating our kids to activate the alarm whenever they don't feel safe without any hesitation. This device can also help to locate kids in case they lose their parents in a crowd or a shopping mall, which otherwise can be dangerous and stressful for both parents and children.
Moreover, this device can be extremely practical for elderly with medical conditions such as heart problems or asthma. They can immediately alert and call for help if they have an emergency such as symptoms of stroke or if they fell in the bathroom. Since these types of medical conditions require immediate treatment, this device can aid in the process.
Another awful crime of today's day is sexual assault. Male and females both are a target of this horrific act. Studies suggest that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, which shows the seriousness of this crime. The criminals get the courage to make such a step when they see the opposite person is unattended or weak enough to resist. This device can eliminate this and bring attention once activated and can save someone's life.
But in the end, we are dependent on how the technology works. While this device is very useful, its effectiveness is limited to how we will use it. It will do its part only if we do ours, and our role is to make sure we have it somewhere, which is easily reachable. Such as your backpack's side pocket or keychain so you can activate it instantly without wasting any time and avoiding any potential danger because safety always comes first!