PERSONAL ALARMS FOR WOMEN
PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR WOMEN
Personal alarms can give great peace of mind and a sense of security to many women – as well as their loved ones. Have you ever felt threatened by someone, are you nervous when in some neighborhoods? Whether you’re out running to keep fit or have found yourself alone walking down a dark city side street, a personal alarm is an asset to have. At the press of a button you can connect to 911 or up to 10 of your nominated contacts
Its an instant, and invaluable, form of communication in the event of an emergency. It’s a device that may save your life..
When these small devices are triggered they send an emergency SMS to all pre-set phone numbers and can then start call those phone numbers – even 911. It operates like a speaker phone and you can advise operators what assistance you may need. Get help when you need it!
The alarm also has other functions such as voice regular voice communication just like a cell phone, location tracking, and fall alerts.
Unlike a small keychain siren alarm that can be easily broken or muffled, a personal emergency response system (PERS) alarm alerts others you need help immediately and also able to provide your location details.
According to the UN, violence against women continues to grow
- Twenty-three per cent of female undergraduate university students reported having experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct in a survey across 27 universities in the United States in 2015
- It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- It is estimated that of the 87,000 women who were intentionally killed in 2017 globally, more than half (50,000- 58 per cent) were killed by intimate partners or family members, meaning that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day. More than a third (30,000) of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by their current or former intimate partner
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), reports
- 1 in 5 women in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.
- 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.
- Almost 20 people are physically abused every minute in the U.S.
- In a single year, almost 10 million women and men are assaulted countrywide
- Up to 15% of all violent crimes are committed by an intimate partner on his/her partner
- On any given day, more than 20,000 phone calls are placed into domestic violence hotlines countrywide
- Women of between 18–24 years of age are the most vulnerable in domestic violence situations
Personal Safety Devices
A personal emergency response system (PERS) alarm most one of the most important devices that anyone can own. It provides peace of mind for women that help is reachable from the single press of a button, and great for loved ones or caregivers knowing they can contact you or find your location quickly when you need help.
Why Should You Use a Personal Alarm?
Women should consider a PERS alarm if they are:
- Out running or jogging alone
- Feel safer when walking to your car at night
- Alone in an unfamiliar area or with unfamiliar people
- Have a medical condition
How Does The Personal Alarm Work?
A personal alarm is always on and monitors:
- the wearer’s position using GPS
- can sense any increases in speed (indicating the wearer is in a car)
- can sense falls
- can sense if you have left your neighborhood (Geofence)
- Can sense no movement
- And much more!
It includes a large SOS button for the user to press and send an immediate alert a list of pre-determined contacts and starts automatically calling those contacts, including 911, operating just like a speaker phone with 2 way hands free communication.