Small Tools To Put A Big Hurt On An Attacker

In our personal security and safety Guide For Women we cite the U.S. Justice Bureau Stats that women are targeted and are the subject of violence 8-9 times more often than men are.

From the website by the same name come these Crime Prevention Tips.

Criminals look for women who are alone or are in poorly lit areas. So the number one tip is to avoid those areas and thus avoid the crimes that occur there.

They note that sex crimes such as rape are not about sex at all but are about control and having power over others. Perverts see rape as the ultimate form of control and domination.

Assailants tend to assume that women will be more passive and give up without a fight. When a predator is armed and yet non-threatening, the best thing to do is comply and be as cooperative as possible. However sometimes these incidents can take a turn for the worse and become violent.

They also tell us that “devices such as a stun gun, Taser or pepper spray are powerful enough to incapacitate any person, and yet they have no long term effects. Individuals who choose to carry a weapon should learn how to use it properly, and keep it within easy reach when going into a situation that could be potentially risky or dangerous.”

That leads us to the most popular keychain self-defense devices. Why on a keychain? If they are on a keychain, they are much more likely to be with you when you need them-which can be at literally any time.

In today’s article we will describe for you the four most popular keychain self-defense devices because those are the models that are most effective.

The first one is this 6,000,000 volt Keychain Stun Device that comes in black or pink. Stun devices are on average about 90% effective. This one attaches to your keys so you will automatically have it in your hand when walking to your home or car. It is easy to conceal because it is only 5.375″ x 1.75″ x 3.5″ making it quite possibly the smallest stun device available. With 6,000,000 volts to shock an assailant, a five second application will cause a loss of balance and muscle control as well as total disorientation.

This model has a bright LED flashlight and comes with a durable nylon holster with belt loop. The safety switch must be in the on position and the stun activation button must be pressed before the stun gun will operate. Frequently, just firing this stun device in the air is enough to stop an attacker because of the loud noise that it makes with the crackling electricity and ferocious sparks made by the flying electric charges.

A perennial favorite for women is this 120 db panic alarm that is only 2 1/2 inches long. When you feel you are in danger simply press down on the recessed alarm button and the 120 dB siren will sound that will alert anyone nearby that you are in trouble. That will also scare away any potential assailants.

In a story that we did recently about female Self-Defense Tips we reminded everyone, but especially women, to be vigilant in noticing their surroundings and walk with your head held high and radiate a sense of confidence. Always carry a self-defense item with you wherever you go-especially one of the four we are talking about here that are on a keychain.

Black Cat Self-Defense
Black Cat Self-Defense

One of the lesser-known keychain self-defense weapons is this Black Cat Defense Item that is lightweight yet highly strong and durable made of stainless aluminum construction. It can pack a sharp punch in the event of an attack with the cat figure ears becoming spikes when clutched in your hand.

Last on our list is this Fox Labs one half ounce hard shell defensive spray that contains a certified 5.3 million Scoville heat units making it one of the world’s hottest pepper sprays. It has enough oleoresin capsicum to fire 10 half-second bursts in a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. Fox labs produces some of the best pepper sprays available for civilian use. How do we know? Just look at how many law enforcement agencies use them! What better endorsement is there?

As a woman, what do you do to protect yourself from assaults? Chime in with your secrets! It is free and easy to do. Who knows, maybe your input will help protect someone else.