Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm - LED Flashlight - Rip Cord Activation - Regular AAA Batteries Included (PPS8B Blue)
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- LOUDER AND LONGER: 130dB Emergency / Panic alarm that draws power from AAA batteries. It runs twice as loud (real 130dB RMS volume) and twice as long (up to an hour of alarm time) as normal personal alarms
- HIGH POWERED: Most alarms use watch batteries. This one uses heavy duty AAA batteries. You probably have replacement batteries sitting around your house somewhere. The AAA batteries are the secret to this alarm's painful loudness. They'll last up to 365 days before you need to consider replacing them.
- RIP CORD ACTIVATION: Pull the wrist strap with attached grenade style activation pin for up to 1 hour of continuous piercing alarm
- LED FLASHLIGHT : Bright white LED mini flashlight for immediate area illumination. The flashlight is a battery hog, but it works for the short bursts you need it for.
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The PPS8 is one of the best personal alarms on the market. It features a 130dB alarm - the loudest rated alarm sold by Vigilant. Designed to be placed in the outer pockets of a purse or backpack, the PPS8 can also be hand carried by joggers. The alarm is activated by simply pulling the pin, which deters attackers or intruders but also functions to draw attention to you if you need medical attention or help. Use of a personal alarm switches the element of surprise from the attacker to the potential victim.
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Ideal for late night walks across campus or your neighborhood
Personal alarms are one of the fastest growing segments at retail in the self defense industry, because an attacker's worst enemy is attention. Personal alarms are legal to carry in all 50 states (even on airplanes and in schools!) and are a very safe and effective method of self defense. They require no training or skill to operate, and can be used by anyone regardless of age or physical ability. Police Officers, Campus Safety and Security Consultants recommend the use of personal safety alarms. Victims are often too traumatized to shout for help in unfamiliar and dangerous situations, increasing their vulnerability. The high pitched alarm is intended to scare off an assailant while switching the element of surprise from the attacker to the victim. Criminals do not like to draw attention, and will likely run off when they realize the alarm cannot be stopped.
The PPS8 is particularly suitable for Young People, College Students, Night Owls, Lone Workers, Joggers, Elderly, Nurses/Personal Care Workers, Delivery/Route Employees.
Emergency LED Light For Quick Illumination with Lifetime Bulb
The PPS8 also includes a miniature LED light, activated by a separate on/off button, for a quick and small illumination of a walking path, car door lock, or other low light situations. The LED light bulb will last for the lifetime of the PPS8 and will never need to be replaced.
The regular AAA batteries come preloaded, but are user replaceable. They're locked into place in a battery compartment that is closed with a micro Philips screwdriver so the bad guys can't remove the batteries. When your alarm arrives, it will have a clear plastic tab that you pull out and discard to get the alarm on standby mode. The batteries will last up to a year before you'll want to replace them with a heavy duty AAA battery. Use the light button to give your alarm a quick battery check without pulling the rip cord.
How Loud is 130dB?
The decibel (abbreviated dB) is the unit used to measure how loud a sound is. The the human ear is incredibly sensitive. Your ears can hear everything from your fingertip brushing lightly over your skin to a loud jet engine. In terms of power, the sound of the jet engine is about 1,000,000,000,000 times more powerful than the smallest sound that your ears can just barely hear. That's a big difference!
On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. Below is a list of common sounds and their decibel levels, as well as some of our alarms for comparison. Hearing damage can occur at 140dB, and optimal volume for a personal alarm is 125dB - 135dB.
50 dB refrigerator
Every Day Carry Alarm
The PPS-8 is perfect for the small pocket of your jeans, an outside pocket of a backpack or purse, or to be hand carried.
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We changed the batteries, and he tested them again. This time, they blasted away. These alarms come with cheapo batteries. So, if you order this item, put in new, good quality batteries in as soon as you receive it.
If you go walking/jogging at night and need something to scare off intruders. This is definetly the product you want! I didn't expect it to be as loud as it was. Mine had a plastic tab I needed to pull out for it to work. I did not need to replace the batteries at all. There is a button for the light. I thought it was pretty bright. For it to blind someone though, they would need to be close. It would definetly work in the dark. The product is about almost half the size of a number two pencil. The lanyard is not long enough to go around the neck. It is about 8 inches long. The noise comes out of the circle on the front and the button above it is for the light. My mom got scared by it and my dog definitely did not like it. I included a video of what the noise sounds like. It is way louder when your right by it.
It came with no name on box or devise.
However it seems to work pretty well. It's super loud. Screeches when you pull out Pin. *** PLEASE*** test it outside unlike the moron jerk that tested in front of their dogs and scared them! Their ears are way more sensitive than ours, what a horrible thing to do!. I first tested it with ear plugs I would recommend that as its LOUD!
However, I am not thrilled about what happened on the 3rd incident. It was around midnight and I was in my apartment, looking for something in my purse, rummaging through it and all of the sudden I bumped the alarm and the rip cord fell out and this thing WENT OFF! It scared me so much and then I got nervous because how loud it was while the neighbors were trying to sleep and my boyfriend was yelling at me to shut it off. Since I was so scared I legit started shaking out of nervousness as I was helplessly trying to put the thing back in the hole. Therefore it took several tries to get it in. This alarm went off for a good 12-15 seconds so it has a good battery, that's for sure. The windows were open so a bunch of dogs in the neighborhood were barking afterwards.
Point is, it's a good alarm and works well. But maybe make it so you have to tug a little harder on the rip cord to set it off.
i'd say it was going off for a good 12-15 seconds