There are some very bad people in this world that have absolutely no problem hurting other people for their own personal gain. This is why every senior citizen, especially those living alone, need to take careful measures to ensure their own safety. Fortunately, one of the most effective measures takes very little effort or money and that measure is securing a personal alarm like the keychain alarm.

A keychain alarm is exactly that, a personal alarm that doubles as a keychain. The reason I suggest these to anyone, particularly seniors, is that a personal alarm will do you no good if you don’t have it on you and it’s very hard to leave the house without remembering your keys. So a keychain alarm is something you’ll be more apt to bring along in spite of any memory loss problems you may be suffering from. acrylic charms

Another nice thing about these keychain alarms is that, although small in size, are very effective tools of non-lethal self-defense. Many models have sirens that register as loud as 130 decibels or more. For comparison sake, an average rock concert registers about 120 decibels from the 10th row so suffice to say these little keychain alarms are plenty loud enough to get the job done. The ‘job’ in this case is preventing an innocent senior from being brutally attacked and robbed. So how does a really loud sound keep a senior from being attacked? Well, for one it confuses and startles the heck out of the attacker. Most attackers are not in the business of being caught and a great way not to get caught doing something illegal is to make sure nobody sees you doing something illegal. A 130 decibel wailing alarm, at any time of day, is going to draw the attention of anyone who isn’t stone deaf and that is going to be a problem for any attacker. Even dumber criminals understand this basic fact and hence the majority will probably turn tail and run as soon as that alarm starts wailing and the ones that don’t will most likely have a sizable audience watching once everyone’s attention is turned to see the source of the wailing siren.