How Can I Protect Myself with Self Defense Tools?
Armed with the right self-defense tools, a person can feel at ease in unsafe or uncertain situations. This can help with increasing personal security and confidence in a variety of circumstances. Although knives and guns may be the first things one thinks of when considering self-defense, these weapons can be costly, illegal, unsafe, and difficult to obtain, depending on a large number of factors. The fact is that there are many other tools that one can carry on his or her person which will effectively improve personal security and provide invaluable assistance in emergencies.
From stun guns and tasers to pepper spray, mace, and personal alarms, there are many tools in a robust self-defense arsenal that can help you defend against an attacker or alert others that you are in need of assistance. Many people don’t feel such items are necessary – that perhaps they won’t be the victims of any such crime or scenario. For some, this very well may be the case, and prevention and avoidance should certainly be the first goal for anyone. However, the unfortunate truth is that sometimes, emergency situations are unavoidable. Whether this takes the form of an assault, a robbery, or something else entirely, it’s always best to be prepared.
Stun Guns and Tasers
Both stun guns and tasers use electricity to inhibit an attacker’s movement and render them either temporarily immobile or unconscious. Stun guns act as a lower-voltage, close range option, giving you an opportunity to briefly stun someone who may be attacking you or who has gotten too close after repeated warnings. Tasers, on the other hand, fire actual projectiles which must hit their target to deliver electricity. The use of tasers by police to halt criminals should stand as a testament to their effectiveness – they can be used as a last resort to defend yourself against even a violent attacker.
Pepper Spray and Mace
Mace and pepper spray are actually more or less the same thing. In any case, both serve as a deterrent in numerous situations (even in the wilderness, with its other common name: bear spray). These tools can be used as a non-lethal form of self-defense that will render nearly any attacker or group of attackers unable to continue an assault or other criminal action. Caution should be taken by any user of pepper spray as it is very easy to suffer its effects yourself when spraying it. Contact a medical professional or poison control if it is sprayed accidentally.
Personal alarms can take many shapes and sizes, but they all serve the same purpose: alerting authorities or any nearby citizens that you are in trouble. Handheld, discreet, and most importantly, loud, these handy tools can make the difference in any dangerous situation. Whether you are walking home alone late at night or have simply found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, such alarms can not only bring assistance your way immediately, they often have the effect of deterring attackers or other criminals as soon as the noise is emitted.
We hope that these self-defense tools and this discussion of them will prove helpful to any and all of our customers and readers. Please visit our website to find out more and purchase these products for yourself! If you have questions about choosing the best self-defense weapons for your personal needs, please contact the BrickHouse Security experts directly so we can assist you with your decision.