There are many forms of protection individuals can take to increase their safety and one of those is the use of a personal alarm. NHW is advocating this type of device to increase security to vulnerable community members.
How personal alarms operate.
Inspired by the military, personal alarms use ear piercing sound to deter attackers and alert people in near vicinity. They are easily activated by pulling key chain pin from personal alarm. In the range of 100 to140 decibels, the sound has been compared to the same loudness as a football stadium or a military fighter jet taking off. Replacing the pin stops the sound. People often attach their personal alarm to purses, keys and backpacks. Unlike pepper spray, personal alarms are legal to carry everywhere (even on airplanes!) and are a very safe method of self-defence. Requiring no training or skill to operate, they can be used by anyone regardless of age or physical ability, making it an ideal choice for older people.
Personal alarms vary in size and noise level. Personal alarms are distributed by Banyule Neighbourhood Watch.
Price $10.00 each