The PPS8 is one of the best personal alarms on the market.
It features a 130dB alarm – the loudest rated alarm sold by Vigilant. Designed
to be placed in the outer pockets of a purse or backpack, the PPS8 can also be
hand carried by joggers. The alarm is activated by simply pulling the pin,
which deters attackers or intruders but also functions to draw attention to
you if you need medical attention or help. Use of a personal alarm switches
the element of surprise from the attacker to the potential victim. The
Vigilant PPS8G, used by all 4 branches of the US Military, now available to
consumers Read more Ideal for late night walks across campus or your
neighborhood Personal alarms are one of the fastest growing segments at retail
in the self defense industry, because an attacker’s worst enemy is attention.
Personal alarms are legal to carry in all 50 states (even on airplanes and in
schools!) and are a very safe and effective method of self defense. They
require no training or skill to operate, and can be used by anyone regardless
of age or physical ability. Police Officers, Campus Safety and Security
Consultants recommend the use of personal safety alarms. Victims are often too
traumatized to shout for help in unfamiliar and dangerous situations,
increasing their vulnerability. The high pitched alarm is intended to scare
off an assailant while switching the element of surprise from the attacker to
the victim. Criminals do not like to draw attention, and will likely run off
when they realize the alarm cannot be stopped. The PPS8 is particularly
suitable for Young People, College Students, Night Owls, Lone Workers,
Joggers, Elderly, Nurses/Personal Care Workers, Delivery/Route Employees. Read
more Emergency LED Light For Quick Illumination with Lifetime Bulb The PPS8
also includes a miniature LED light, activated by a separate on/off button,
for a quick and small illumination of a walking path, car door lock, or other
low light situations. The LED light bulb will last for the lifetime of the
PPS8 and will never need to be replaced. The regular AAA batteries come
preloaded, but are user replaceable. They’re locked into place in a battery
compartment that is closed with a micro Philips screwdriver so the bad guys
can’t remove the batteries. When your alarm arrives, it will have a clear
plastic tab that you pull out and discard to get the alarm on standby mode.
The batteries will last up to a year before you’ll want to replace them with a
heavy duty AAA battery. Use the light button to give your alarm a quick
battery check without pulling the rip cord. Read more How Loud is 130dB? The
decibel (abbreviated dB) is the unit used to measure how loud a sound is. The
the human ear is incredibly sensitive. Your ears can hear everything from your
fingertip brushing lightly over your skin to a loud jet engine. In terms of
power, the sound of the jet engine is about 1,000,000,000,000 times more
powerful than the smallest sound that your ears can just barely hear. That’s a
big difference! On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total
silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times
more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more
powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. Below is a list of common sounds
and their decibel levels, as well as some of our alarms for comparison.
Hearing damage can occur at 140dB, and optimal volume for a personal alarm is
125dB – 135dB. 50 dB refrigerator 50 – 75 dB washing machine 50 – 75 dB air
conditioner 50 – 80 dB electric shaver 55 – 70 dB dishwasher 60 – 85 dB vacuum
cleaner 60 – 95 dB hair dryer 65 – 80 dB alarm clock 75 – 85 dB flush toilet
80 dB ringing telephone 110 dB baby crying 90 – 115 dB subway 95 – 110 dB
motorcycle 110 dB symphony concert 110 dB car horn 110 -120 dB rock concert
112 dB CD player on high 117 dB football game (stadium) 130 dB jackhammer,
power drill 130 dB Vigilant PPS8 Alarm 140 dB hearing damage occurs at
sustained exposure 140 dB airplane taking off 150 dB firecracker 157 dB
balloon pop 162 dB fireworks (at 3 feet) 163 dB rifle 166 dB handgun 170 dB
shotgun Every Day Carry Alarm The PPS-8 is perfect for the small pocket of
your jeans, an outside pocket of a backpack or purse, or to be hand carried.
Carrying a personal alarm is an intentional step towards personal security,
and the act of carrying the alarm itself raises the vigilance of the carrier
to their surroundings. Unlike other self defense products like Tasers, a
personal alarm can never be used against you. And since it’s legal to carry
anywhere in the United States, the PPS8 from Vigilant is the ideal self
defense tool for people of any age, any ability, and anywhere. Trust the Brand
Vigilant Personal Protection Systems is a division of Mace Security
International, Inc. Mace Security international, Inc, located in Cleveland,
Ohio, is a diversified manufacturer and provider of personal defense and
security products to consumer and business market segments under the world
renowned Mace brand. Since 1970, Mace has been the original trusted brand for
personal defense sprays, while continuously adding high quality security
products to the brand line through the years. Read more
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 0.4 x 4 inches
- Item Weight: 2.08 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 0.64 ounces
- Item model number: PPS-8G
- Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Unless noted Otherwise in the Item Description, we ship all orders within 2 business days of payment.
Most items are shipped within one business day via UPS within the Continental United States.
- Canada shipment can take up to 10 days
- Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico shipment can take up to 10 days, and some items may not be permitted to ship to these locations.
- If any shipment is not permitted to your area, full refund will be issued within two business days.
All returns accepted within 30 days after receiving the item.
- Refund given as money back (no exchanges)
- Return Shipping to be paid by buyer, unless item defective or damaged.
- 15% Restocking fee applies unless return due to defective or damaged product.
- Perishable or Hazardous Goods are not returnable. Returns may require compliance with Manufacturer policies.
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