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How to Pick the Best Personal Alarm Keychain

If you’re in the market for a personal alarm keychain to keep yourself safe, you have your work cut out for you as you evaluate the large number of alarms on the market. In fact, there are so many it can be difficult to make a decision and even more difficult to know if you’ve selected the right one. Before you start shopping, put together a list of features you want. Here’s a handy guide of what you should know and consider in order to get the best personal alarm keychain.

Sound Level

The whole point of a personal keychain is to make a noise loud enough to distract and deter a person who is trying to harm you, while also making passerby aware there’s a problem. Not all keychains are equal and their sound level can vary widely. Based on decibels, some are lower than 100, while others are 130 or higher. Make sure you know how loud a particular keychain is before you purchase to ensure it meets your needs.

Button vs. Pin

Do you prefer pressing a button when you need help or pulling a pin? There are a variety of keychains that feature either a button to press or a small pin to pull out in order to activate the alarm. If you have arthritis in your hands, for example, a pin might be easier to pull than pressing a button or vice versa where a button is easier to push. Whichever feature you choose, you will be able to instantly activate the alarm to get you the help you need as quickly as possible.

Effective Distance

Alarm keychains also vary widely in its effective distance or how far away the alarm can be heard. If you’re usually in your home or tend to stick to crowded areas, you might not need as far of a distance level as someone who is often further away from other people. Do your research. Alarms can be effective anywhere from 100 feet to more than 400.

If you’re in the market for the best personal alarm keychain, visit the BASU website for more information.