- June 8, 2018
-- 68 percent of criminals will leave a scene completely empty-handed when an alarm is activated, and a Bay Area-based company called BASU.COM puts this powerful yet non-violent crime deterrent into your hands.
In 2016, they received reports on a regular basis that their devices were instrumental in preventing muggings, personal assaults and cases of potential violence. In fact, the personal safety tech company has seen a 100 percent success rate in deterring preventable crimes with their line of products, which feature an ultra high-decibel alarm.
Unlike other safety devices, the eAlarm does not require the user to confront an attacker. This innovative technique is what makes the device special. "The point is to prevent an attack, rather than engage in one," Public Relations Associate Libby says. "Most people who carry a small weapon like a knife or pepper spray aren't professionally trained, and end up hurting themselves or arming their attacker. With a loud alarm, you can activate it from a distance to safely deter a perceived threat." This has made it very popular with explorers/solo-
travelers, and students/families alike.
The cool looking gadget generates moving user success stories; users are known for uploading their testimonies directly to BASU.COM's website. One outstanding success story comes from a college student at UC Berkeley. The student prevented a late-night mugging at a train station; she activated her alarm, deterring two attackers who took off running!
"It's an incredibly effective crime deterrent" said Sam Mansen, BASU.COM's CEO. "People put alarms on their homes and cars, but not themselves or their children. Why not? Life is much more valuable, I think."
After receiving national recognition for their first product, the 120 decibel eAlarm, it became recognized as the World's Smallest SOS Alarm. Later releasing the rugged 130 decibel eAlarm+ for outdoor use and wildlife repellent, the tiny devices are now a common packing item for families, city-dwellers, travelers, and explorers alike.