Being in self defense, I'm always interested in what works and doesn't work when it comes to you and I protect ourselves from crime. Today we will talk about personal notifications; what they are, what they do, and are the really effective forms of crime protection.
First, what they are. Personalized notifications are usually small, battery-powered devices that make a lot of noise. Their small size makes them easy to carry on your person, hence called "Personal Warning". I know, I know, it sounds pretty obvious to most of us, but I had to start with a basic description just if someone out there is brand new to this kind of thing.
Next, what they do. Well, as I said, personal alerts make a lot of noise. That's exactly what they're supposed to do and as long as they work properly, that's exactly what they do. The average personal alarm has a noise rating anywhere between 100 decibels and 130 decibels.
· Home vacuum cleaner is around 65 to 70 decibels noisy
· Average alarm clock is about 80 decibels high
· A chain story is about 100 decibels high
· Jackhammer is about 130 decibels loud
· And siren guns or bombing are somewhere around 140 decibels way
Sound higher than 90 decibels may be considered dangerous for hearing individuals. Both the amount of noise and the duration of exposure determine the amount of damage.
Most personal notifications are activated by pressing the push-button, pressing the push-button, turning on or off the pins that turn on the alarm when the pen is removed from the device.
I personally choose the extractor myself, because if the warning is ignored, it will not accidentally turn off. In fact, the only way to turn it off (break it apart) is to replace the actuator pin or remove the batteries.
Finally, are they active? Yes, they are active, but it all depends on what you expect them to do for you. Personalized notifications appear because they emit a loud, high frequency, which is much annoying for the ears but a low frequency in the same amount.
The noise or sometimes siren as the sound of this warning can quickly disorient an attacker for a few seconds, and they can also cause pain in the skin pressure, even if the person is not usually sensitive to noise.
But what matters most about these personal notices, as I see it, is their ability to draw attention to the situation. Most criminals do not want an audience when they attack someone, and a 130-decibel warning can be heard from as far away as two or three city blocks, even by moving traffic on the street. Thus, they can easily draw someone's attention while walking through the parking lot or down the street, or even jogging through the garden. This alone can often send your assailant to slip in one direction in search of less noise.
Staff alerts only cost a few dollars, making them very easy to own. Also, they are not weapons so they are legal to carry everywhere. But please keep in mind, it is like any self-defense device, personal alarm is not magic. No matter how loud your alarm is, it does not set up any kind of magical power platform that will protect you from all the bad people in the world. They will, however, surprise the people and disorient them long enough to give you the opportunity to get away. And they will also draw attention to your circumstances, even if you can't scream for help.