has introduced a pair of pocket-sized personal emergency alarms.
The high-pitched alarm is intended to scare off an assailant while switching the element of surprise from the attacker to the victim.
The Vigilant PPS8B and Vigilant PPS8G emit a 130dB alarm when activated to ward off attackers and call the attention of passersby. The PPS8B is available in blue and the PPS8G is available in gray and resemble a USB thumb drive.
The alarms come with a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturing defects, and are both available now on Amazon.com at a $14.99 selling price.
Both units are powered by user replaceable AAA batteries (included), and are activated by pulling the pin for up to 1 hour of continuous piercing alarm. The 130dB alarm is 10dBs louder than a typical ambulance siren.
Both alarms are equipped with a bright white LED mini flash light for low light emergency illumination.
According to Vigilant, personal alarms are one of the fastest growing retail product segments in the self defense industry.
Personal alarms are legal to carry in all 50 states (even on airplanes) and offer a safe and effective deterrent to attackers, they said.
The devices require no training or skill to operate, and can be used by anyone regardless of age or physical ability.
Vigilant said a percentage of the sale from each personal alarm will be donated to missing children's funds and non-profit personal safety organizations nationwide.