Emergencies can be of various kinds medical emergency, compromise of security, accidents, etc. Thompson Rivers University defines personal safety as the freedom from physical harm and threat of physical harm, and freedom from hostility, aggression, harassment, and devaluation by members of the community. While this is the closest to what one might get in terms of a proper definition, personal safety or security is not restricted to the aforementioned things. It includes several dispositions, like having complete peace of mind, feeling confident and independent at all times whether you are isolated or in a public space. Ask yourself the following questions:
If the answers to anyone (or all) of these questions is a yes, you need to do something about it rather than just worrying. There are several items, devices and products out there that can be of great use when it comes to protecting yourself from any kind of danger. From pepper sprays and Swiss army knives to batteries and home security systems when it comes to personal security and the safety of your loved ones, you dont want to take any chances whatsoever. This guide is meant for all age groups, but more specifically for the elderly, women, night shift workers and those who live alone (and even children who travel by themselves), to ensure that they can feel safe.
Typical security threats that one might come across in India
Lets take a quick look at some of the most common safety issues that we see in the news or around us in these modern times.
With the crime rates going up with every passing day, it becomes important that you are equipped to protect yourself from any potential threats or at least prepared to call for help, should the need arise.
Handy personal security products and devices
Here is a curated list of some great products, including locks and alarm systems for a safe home, that can help keep danger at bay and help you in case of emergencies:
As the name suggests, this is a battery-powered keychain that doubles up as an effective personal security alarm that can be used as a means of calling for help. Designed for convenient use at any age, the device is your ideal companion when you are out or at home alone, especially late in the night. It has a built-in alarm that you can trigger in case you feel unsafe at any given point of time, whether you are travelling or in a private or public space. The alarm is basically a loud 120 dB siren that is triggered when you pull its pin out of the main unit. The unit comes in a stylish black colour with four LR41 alkaline batteries. Key features:
2. Personal Alarm with Torch Juvo
Juvos convenient personal alarm device comes equipped with a powerful torch so you can use it no matter what time of the day or night it is. Simply pulling the cord can enable you to trigger an extremely loud alarm in case you need to call for help. Its 120 dB siren can go on for up to 1.5 hours once the cord is pulled, helping you alert people in your surrounding area that you need assistance. Weighing just 27.2 grams, this black-coloured personal security alarm is easy to use and great in terms of looks and design. It can be used as a keychain or kept in your pocket or bag (so that you carry it with you wherever you go). Key features:
3. Panic Alarm Juvo
Elders and patients with serious medical conditions have a new companion the wall-mounted Panic Alarm by Juvo. In case of an emergency, the user can pull out a 3-foot-long ripcord to activate the devices loud siren and flashing red LED light. The LED light blinks every 30 seconds, making it the perfect way to call for help instantly. Easy to install and even easier to operate, this is an ideal personal security alarm for senior citizens, people with mobility issues, etc. The next time there is an emergency of any kind, there will be no reason to panic since you know that you can call for assistance by notifying the people around you through this simple-yet-effective device. Key features:
4. Deluxe Door Safety Alarm Juvo
Secure your office or home doors and windows with Juvos easy-to-install Deluxe Door Safety Alarm. This wireless, battery-powered device automatically sets off a piercing 120 dB alarm when the said door or window is opened. It has two modes the Home mode and the Away mode. An instant siren gets triggered when the device is on the Home mode, while the Away mode offers a 45-second exit delay and 30-second entry delay. The alarm works on 3 AAA alkaline batteries (not included). It is an ideal product to help scare intruders away in case of an attempt made to break into the house or office. In case you are concerned about the security of your house or loved ones, install this safety alarm (available in while colour) that can double up as a chime to announce visitors or guests during the day! Features:
5. Door Alarm with Chime Juvo
Are you worried about the safety of your house or your loved ones while you are away for work? Install Juvos two-in-one safety alarm that helps alert the people in the surrounding about any attempted break-ins. This door and window safety alarm automatically trigger a 105 dB siren, scaring intruders away when they try to break in. Whats more, it can be used as a chime to announce guests or visitors during the day if you like. There is no need to call an electrician or deal with a mess of cables since the device runs on four LR44 batteries that are included with the main unit. You can set it up yourself using the double-sided tape included in the package. Available in white colour, you can toggle between the Alarm, Chime and Off modes easily with a built-in switch. Key features:
6. Key Vault Iomoto
Do you always tend to forget your keys or lock yourself out of the house or car? If the answer is yes, this innovative product is just what you need! Designed to store a set of spare keys (locker, house, office, car, etc.), the Key Vault by Iomoto has ample storage space. Senior citizens and especially those with conditions like dementia often forget to carry keys when they step out. The easy-to-carry vault also has space for extra cash that you might need in case of an emergency. Made out of durable metal with a waterproof cover that protects the dial, the vault is extremely handy and portable. You can easily set it up with a 4-digit code of your choice to ensure total security.
Quit worrying about the safety of the elders, children and women in your family choose from the aforementioned personal security products to empower them with a sense of confidence, independence and safety.
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