The Vigilant PPS8G, used by all 4 branches of the US Military, now available to consumers
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Vigilant Personal Protection Systems specializes in self defense products, including personal alarms and pepper spray.
Vigilant Personal Protection Systems is also a nationally authorized dealer for Mace® brand personal defense products.
Vigilant is a division of Robinhood Digital, LLC out of Tampa, Florida.
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