Safety

BASU to Hand Out Free Alarms to College Students

BASU, a company that manufactures portable safety devices, is handing out its eAlarm for free to full- and part-time college students ahead of the upcoming academic school year.

Image: BASU.

The pocket-sized personal safety device, dubbed the “sound grenade,” emits a whopping 120-decibel sound that is designed to fend off attackers (including bears). It works by simply detaching the plug from the top of the device; the sounds last until the top plug is secured back in place.

The eAlarm comes with two pre-installed CR1632 batteries that last for 30 minutes of continuous alarm use, or up to five years. The batteries must be repurchased afterwards, but the good news is the device only consumes battery life when the alarm is “on” (plug is removed).

Normally retailing at $15.99 plus shipping, the eAlarm is available in five colors and comes with a metal carabiner clip to attach the device to pant pockets or elsewhere.

Other technical specifications include:

  • Measurements: 2.79 inches x 1.22 inches x 0.51 inches;
  • Weight: Less than 1 ounce; and
  • TSA approved.

Individuals must be currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Canada to redeem a free eAlarm.

To learn more about the product, watch the video below.

About the Author

Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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