Every woman deserves to feel safe no matter where she goes. No woman likes to feel helpless or vulnerable when they leave their homes. Many women carry mace or pepper spray and although I am very grateful that I have never been put into a situation where I have had to use it, I feel that it would just take to long to get to it and actually use it for it to be an effective deterrent or life saver. I have heard horror stories of women trying to use it and actually spraying themselves as well which would leave you even more vulnerable to attack.
. The Ila Pebble is easy to use and I doubt many people would even know what it was hanging from your keys. The keyring has a button on the front that you push down as you simultaneously pull on the top jump ring portion. Once the top piece is removed it triggers a 130dB siren until it is put back into place. My girls and I played with it a few times and each time the siren went off, we grabbed for our ears. This noise definitely is piercing and will catch the attention of anyone,
I received the Ila Dusk and Ila Pebble personal alarms and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened them. The Ila Dusk looks like a fashion accessory instead of an alarm and is available in 6 different designs. It hangs on the outside of any handbag. This alarm is designed to sound like a very high pitched, woman's scream that emits at 130 decibels. My husband decided it might be a good idea to test this one outside so that we could hear just how loud it would be. I have to say I was impressed with the volume of the alarm and one of our neighbors even popped his head outside to investigate. The sound definitely carried outside which is exactly what you want it to do. A woman's scream would definitely draw more attention than other alarms. I have a panic button on my car's remote start but let's face it, most of us are so numb to the sound of a car alarm going off that most people would not even bother to investigate which means no one coming to the rescue. A woman's scream will also disorient an attacker more so than any other sound from an alarm.
The Ila Pebble is also very easy to use. You press the panic button and pull the chain and a 130 decibel siren is emitted. This one is designed to hang from your key ring. We always have our keys with us and by the chain pulling away from the alarm, you still have your keys in your hand for a possible weapon or escape to your car. This alarm comes in 2 styles and looks fashionable as well. I do not think most people would ever guess it was an alarm. I tested this one in the house and it is defiantly an attention getting sound.
Personally, I wouldn't rely on this as a sole method of protection. I think every woman should learn martial arts or take a self-defense class. While I do think this alarm could prove helpful, you have to take into account what happens if the attacker recovers quickly, you run and he is faster than you, help doesn't arrive, etc. This is awesome to have, and I feel safer carrying it, but I recognize it's only part of the personal safety picture. (I'd also recommend you carry this on hand in dangerous situations to prevent not being able to find it in your purse).
ila Security’s range of multi-tasking fashion accessories means that you’ve a choice of great-looking personal alarms and security devices for any activity, day or night. Whether you’re out jogging, walking home from work, travelling or visiting friends, our handbag charm, pedometer, keyring and door protector all look fabulous so that you can match them to your wardrobe. And if you ever find yourself in a threatening situation, simply press a button or pull a chain to activate an ear-piercing alarm, or scream-like yell, to repel an attacker and help summon assistance. With a busy life why compromise on safety or style?
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