A personal alarm is a device designed to alert people in the vicinity of an emergency or dangerous situation. Personal alarms are often small and portable, making them suitable for carrying with you anywhere. They can be used to summon help in a variety of situations, including medical emergencies, home invasions, robberies and more. Generally speaking, personal alarms consist of either a loud siren or loud noise that is activated when the user presses a button or pulls a cord.
What are some personal alarm types?
There are several different types of personal alarm devices available, each designed to suit different needs. One type is the PAL-120, which is a small, hand-held device with an LED light and a 120 dB siren. The siren can be triggered by pushing either of two buttons one on the top and one on the side. This alarm also has a built-in panic button that allows you to silently trigger the alarm without making any noise.
Another popular personal alarm is the NZ-1 or Nap Zapper, which is a wearable device that can be worn around the ears. The NZ-1 has an audible alarm, but not loud enough to hurt you. The alarm is triggered when the users head inclines as if falling asleep. It is most useful for people who drive a lot or for long periods of time.
What are the laws and legalities for personal alarms?
Personal alarms are subject to various laws and regulations depending on their usage, location, and purpose. Some states have specific laws regarding the use of personal alarms, such as restricting their usage in certain locations or requiring them to be used only in conjunction with other safety measures. It is always a good idea to check your local laws when buying a personal alarm.