Everyone is at risk at all times, if you EVER leave your house you run risks of bad things happening to you, to anyone. Bad "guys" (or gals) are always awaiting opportunity for crime. Yes, opportunity. Most crimes today -I think- are attributed to opportunity crimes, if you leave your car door open, chances are bad guys will most likely rob your car rather trying to open a locked one.
Walking alone, purse in hand, unaware of surroundings, there's a clear opportunity. For these reasons, I was very excited to review the Ila Dusk Personal Alarm and Pebble Keyring Alarm.
These devices are personal alarms super easy to activate. Alarms are very effective known deterrents.
This is the back side of the Ila Dusk. Look at the cute design front and back. Simply pull the chain and it "screams" for your safety. Can be easily carried on your keys. I gave this one to my 11 year old cousin who often walks alone from school. It hangs from her backpack as a cute accessory and she actually hangs on to it when walking. Stylish, and no one will ever know. =) To deactivate, simply place the pin back into the dusk.
The pebble works in the same way. It is a high-decible alarm. This one I keep on my finder key purse with my keys. There is no reason not to have these on display at all times and accessible when needed (hopefully that is never)
To activate, press the button in the center and at the same time pull out the top section. The pebble requires a little more operation (press the button AND pull) that's why I chose the Dusk for my little cousin. The top part of the pebble stays with your keys so you dont lose those in desperate times.
Both come ready to be used for about 3 years. Batteries are NOT replaceable or rechargeable. I thought this to be inconvenient but when it comes to safety I dont want to have to worry about batteries.
To deactivate, place the top part back on the pebble.
The alarms will continue to sound continuously for about 10 minutes. If you lose the pin or the top part there is no way to replace it or silence the alarm without these.
"ila Security was launched in 2008, a joint collaboration with global communications agency BBH, whose clients include Audi, British Airways and Lynx/Axe. Its creation addresses what was a significant gap in the global market in the area of stylish female safety and personal security accessories.
A 2010 YouGov/Glamour magazine survey reveals that 68% of women are seriously concerned about their personal safety – and the same women also want to look stylish and fashionable. In response to this need, ila Security provides a must-have range of accessories that are chic, feminine and versatile.
Because when it comes to safety and style, there shouldn’t have to be a compromise."
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