The Wrist Personal Alarm can be very useful for our elderly, visually impaired and more vulnerable people who may require a personal alarm that is worn on the body and can be activated should the need arise to attract attention.
It features an easy to use Velcro strap which ensures the alarm is always at hand if the user needs to activate the alarm.
Designed to be worn on a daily basis, the alarm is light weight, unobtrusive and comfortable. The vast majority of personal alarms are designed to be stored in your bag or pocket so can be more difficult to access in an emergency situation.
The Wrist Alarm is not just of use to those who may feel vulnerable to attack. It can be a valuable aid to those who may require medical attention due to health conditions or age. Should the user suffer a fall, the alarm can bring attention and help by activating the siren.
Sports fanatics will also love this personal alarm. Joggers, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders, hikers and walkers may all find themselves in a threatening situation should they suffer an accident (or get lost!) and need the attention of others.
Kids can also be taught to activate the alarm should they get separated from their parents or carers in a busy location like a shopping centre or beach. Attach the alarm to the wrist of your child and they can activate the siren simply by pressing the button on the top.
Professionals who may have daily contact with the public such as nurses and NHS staff will benefit from the hands free operation of this personal alarm.
A very useful alarm should you become separated whilst out.
- Uses a one size fits all black strap with heavy duty Velcro fasteners
- The alarm features panic button activation, silence button and 130+ dBs siren
- Tough ABS Housing with a 1 year warranty
- Batteries supplied and pre-fitted (2 x LR44)
- Push button Activation
- 130 Decibel Siren
- Weight: 27 gram
- Size 40 x 45 x 10 mm
What do we think? A quick review …….
The Defender Wrist alarm surprised us at first. We were expecting a rather bulky, unflattering alarm like some of its rivals.
However, we were pleasantly surprised to see a much sleeker alarm than we imagined.
The alarm felt well built and comfortable to wear. This is probably down to the highly adjustable Velcro wrist strap. It should be able to accommodate all but the largest of wrists.
The alarm is meant to be able to emit a 130 decibel siren but it did sound just a bit quieter than the equivalent ‘standard’ shaped alarm. Don’t let this worry you – it is still a very loud alarm capable of attracting attention with ease.
Out of the few Wrist Personal Alarms available, this has got to be the best looking and as it’s from the respected Defender range, it will be of a high quality.
If we are being honest, it did look a bit too plastic. But, after all, the alarm is constructed from tough plastic so their isn’t a lot that can be done about that!
One concern was the small activation button on the top. For a healthy user, the button is very easy to press but if you were elderly with maybe some Arthritis in the fingers, it may be a little bit difficult to access quickly.
That aside, I can see the benefit of this type of body worn alarm for sports enthusiasts as well as for more vulnerable people.