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Personal Protection Alarm For Runners

It is my personal opinion that every one should carry some kind of personal protection alarm with him or her. You always have to be prepared to protect your self against an attacker.

Runners and joggers are a special group of people who can be attacked and need a different kind of personal protection alarm

A person who runs is more likely to get attacked.

  • Any attacker will think that a runner will not wear any personal protection.
  • A dog will attack a runner faster than a person walking with normal speed.

An attacker thinks that a jogger or runner will not wear any protection with him, because it would slow him down, or hinder him in his run.

Most smaller and more effective self protection devices will however not slow you down.

They even can be used as a device to improve your run with their weight.

A dog, for some reason, attacks a running person faster than a person that just walks by.

I do not know if the motion triggers the dogs hunting reflex or something else, I am not a dog behavior expert. But the fact is just there.

There are many personal protection alarm available, but it is not easy to pick the right one that serves your needs and special situation.

As a runner or jogger you to want to focus on your running and keep track of your time, speed, heart rate or anything else you think is important for your exercise.

A big, heavy, bulky personal alarm can stop you from enjoying and performing your run.

That is why it is very important to choose the right type of personal alarm.

As a runner you do not want to be bothered with a bulky alarm that you have to attach with a belt or something runner unfriendly that is not easy to use and carry with you.

The protection alarm has to be easy an comfortable to wear while running.

It is a personal choice if you want to keep in your hand will running or wear it somewhere else.

The alarm devices I would recommend for a runner are.

  • Electronic whistles
  • Led flashlights
  • Key chain alarm

All these alarms are available with a kind of activation pin. Meaning that you do not have to carry it in your hand all the time, but in your pocket or belt and a cord is attached to the device.,

Once you pull the cord the alarm will be activated and do his job.

Most of the electronic alarms produce an ear piercing 120 to 130 decibel sound.

This is enough to tell your attacker to change his mind.

There are special alarms for dogs that make a high frequent sound between 20.000 and 25.000 herz that can be heard by dogs but not by humans. I have even seen personal alarms with a build in flashing strobe light that will confuse the dog long enough for you to get away.

Like I mentioned before there is a large selection of personal protection alarms available and it most be possible for everyone to find a device that fits his or her specific situation or demands.

As a runner you should pay special attention to the kind of personal protection alarm you purchase.

You do not want it to effect your performance, but you also want to make it home safe after your workout.

Keep you safety in mind while you work on your condition, with a personal protection alarm.

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  about 8 years ago
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