You don’t want to think about needing a rape alarm or personal alarm when you are away on your travels. But having an alarm will give you that extra sense of security knowing that you can deal with any situation quickly and effectively.
So when you are picking a personal alarm or rape alarm here are some options to think about.
Events can turn bad in a second so you need to know how to use your personal alarm. This means putting in a bit of practice beforehand. Make sure you can activate it quickly and that you keep it in the best pocket, or on your keychain, somewhere you can get to it easily. This practice means you don’t want a single-use alarm and you need to be able to deactivate it simply, usually by re-inserting the pin. Test it out and make sure you are comfortable with how the alarm works.
Try learning a few words for emergencies in the local language. Even if you are travelling somewhere English is widely spoken not only is being able to speak a few words polite but in an emergency they could summon help faster. It’s often said that shouting “help” or “rape” isn’t the most effective – so try “fire” instead.
What is a rape alarm?
Of course with a rape alarm like our EpicTraveller.co personal alarm and its super-loud 120 decibel alarm there’s no doubt you need help. The personal alarm can even be used as a door alarm by attaching one side to the handle and the other to the door frame so the pin is pulled if the door is opened.
A personal alarm is one of those things you take away with you hoping you never have to use. But having a rape alarm with you will give you the confidence to fully enjoy your holiday.