For those who are interested in improving their personal protection, there are a number of products on the market that can help. The goal should be to find the personal security products that work best for your needs while obeying local, state, and federal law along with the rules and regulations of the places you work and visit.
What follows is a list of personal security products that are non-lethal and have a proven track record of success. You should be able to find one or more that works best for your needs.
This is a great product because it is quite versatile and useful in many different situations. A good tactical flashlight can be kept in the glove compartment of your vehicle, carried on a belt, or kept in a purse. The flashlight itself should have different flashing settings to attract attention. But it should also be bright enough to temporarily blind an attacker and large enough to be used as a weapon for self-defense.
You can find such flashlights with a built-in hand crack to keep it powered so you don’t have to worry about changing batteries. Plus, it’s real handy in blackout situations.
This is not an ordinary keychain, but one that uses a threaded handle so you can grip it firmly. Such a keychain will allow you to punch through glass to escape your vehicle when the window controls are not working. Plus, you can use them to help defend yourself from an attacker. However, such a keychain is most helpful if you have taken some self-defense courses, so that you will know what to do when the worst happens.
Pepper Spray Gun
One of the most effective of all personal security products, pepper spray can be used to temporarily stop an attacker which allows you to get away. Such sprays or guns are easy to use and highly effective. You can choose between spray models that are small enough to fit on your keychain. Or, use those that are similar in shape to handguns for better range and accuracy.
Remember, the goal is to get away, so keep that in mind once you have stopped a potential attacker. Go to the nearest safe place and call the police.
What is true of most people who intend to do you harm is that they do not want others to be alerted as to what is about to happen. That’s why a personal alarm can be quite effective in warding off potential attackers. You can purchase a small alarm that gives off 140 decibels which is as loud as a jet aircraft on takeoff.
Personal alarms are perfect for those who are not able to easily get away, such as the elderly or those with a medical condition. Be sure to purchase a personal alarm that cannot be accidentally set off, such as those with a pin to pull which can be re-inserted when no longer needed.
This is a device that attaches to any door to provide you with additional protection. It is a lock that secures a door so that only you can leave. If you are staying in a location that you do not fully trust, it can provide you with an extra lock on the door that can only be opened from the inside. A great device when at home when you want another lock on your bedroom door. It also works when travelling and staying at an Air BnB or other location when more security is a must.
It’s also quite small, so you can carry it in your purse or your luggage. For those who want a little extra security, the personal lock is a simple device that works quite well.
One of the most interesting of personal security products is safety jewelry. This is seemingly ordinary jewelry that inside contains a GPS that can be activated when needed. The result is that a text message is sent out to five of the contacts that the GPS has been programmed. This lets them know that you are in trouble and need assistance. Plus, you can use the 911 feature to contact the authorities, so that they can come to your aid.
With the GPS giving them your location, help can arrive quickly. This is the perfect device when you cannot get away for some reason. It also works well if you are lost and need assistance to find you.
This type of weapon is becoming more popular thanks to their ease of use and effectiveness. It’s also non-lethal and will stop an attacker no matter their size when successfully used. It does take a little practice to use a stun gun correctly, so you may want to try it out on inanimate objects such as scrap wood or a surface that will not be harmed so you better understand how to use it.
Plus, stun guns come in a variety of sizes, including those that are small enough to easily fit on a belt holster or inside a purse.
The old saying “the pen is mightier than the sword” is now truer than was first realized thanks to the tactical pen. This is a pen which is crafted from a sturdy metal such as aluminum. It works like a pen, but it also can be used to strike an attacker or break glass if you need to escape your vehicle. It also works well with other personal security products such as pepper spray or personal alarm if they should still manage to reach you.
Remember that once you make your selection, you will want to get in a little practice to understand how it works. The first test should not be the one when you are in real trouble. Instead, find a place where you can engage in a little training and learning how to use the personal security products in the right way. When the time comes, you will know what to do.