How many times have you wished that you had eyes in the back of your head when walking down the street at night? Have you ever had an unsavory character come way too close for comfort, invading your personal space? Have you ever had to endure unwanted catcalls or shameful racial, gender or sexually based slurs? Have you ever felt bullied and wished you had a way to stop it? Well, iMaxAlarm, a Los Angeles based personal safety and security company, has developed a new collection of personal security alarms which are meant to act as a deterrent from potential harm. Inspired by the shape of an average key fob, the iMaxAlarm personal alarm system emits an ear piercing 130dB siren which will not only startle the most threatening potential aggressor, but will also alert others to an immediate need for help. Simply pull the key from the top of the device and it will immediately emit a deafening noise which will help deter a potential attack, as well as draw the attention of nearby bystanders to your pending emergency.
The SOS Alert device comes in four fashionable colors- Gold, Rose Gold, Matte Black and Silver, and comes ready to use, right out of the box. It has a continuous run time of 30 minutes, and in terms of 130dB sound, 30 minutes is a lifetime as prolonged exposure of over a minute to 130dB will cause permanent hearing loss. Imagine being in the middle of a 200 person marching band, standing next to a jackhammer, or on the runway watching a military jet take-off from an aircraft carrier with afterburner at 50 feet; That is 130dB and it is LOUD! The alarm can be easily turned off by re-inserting the key into the top of the device, and both a carabiner and lanyard are included in the packaging for easy attachment.
iMaxAlarm strongly believes in Social Responsibility and has committed to the promotion and support of the growing Street Harassment movement (SH), affecting the community at large. Street Harassment is a form of sexual harassment which can take many forms, including unwanted catcalling, groping or stalking, to sexual assault and rape. As a company, they have pledged to become a consistent voice and champion for the protection of all women, men and children, no matter their race, color, religious creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability. In support of this expanding movement, iMaxAlarm launched #StopStandSpeak, a campaign which the company hopes will go viral through Social Media channels and become a recognized symbol and conversation for Street Harassment.
STOP: Stop harassing me!
STAND: Take a stand against Street Harassment!
SPEAK: Speak out about Street Harassment!
As a resident of Downtown Los Angeles, there have unfortunately been several situations where I have felt uncomfortable and unsafe in my neighborhood. Since learning about iMaxAlarm, I carry it wherever I go. It’s attached to my purse and easily accessible in case of an emergency. I hope I never have to use it, but I truly feel safer and more empowered knowing that it is with me.
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