Procedure to use for a panic alarm button

Panic alarms offer assistance when an emergency arises and no one is present to come to your aid. At the touch of a button, you can summon help for medical emergencies or scare off a would-be assailant. Carrying a panic alarm provides a measure of safety when running, hiking, travelling or working late at night. Panic alarms have many additional uses, too.

Personal Safety

The website TBO-TECH describes several varieties of panic alarms, including a small, hand-held device to protect against crimes such as assault and robbery. That type of alarm sets off a loud siren when you press a button or pull out a pin that is attached to a key chain.

Family Safety

Panic alarms that utilise a receiver and transmitter can monitor your children or alert you to problems with family members who are sick or bedridden. Family members in need of monitoring can wear this device as a pendant or bracelet, or you can mount it on a wall. With manual activation, according to TBO-TECH, the transmitter delivers a signal to the receiver, which then emits a sound loud enough for someone in the house or next door to hear.

Monitored Alarms

Monitored alarms can protect your older relatives living alone. In the event of an emergency, pressing the panic button sends a signal to a receiver, which dials the alarm's monitoring service. When the monitoring service receives the alert, a staff member calls a predetermined emergency number--911, a relative, friend or doctor.

Pager Alarms

A wireless personal pager transmits a beeping signal to a receiver up to 100 feet away at the push of a button. The transmitter can be worn or carried in a pocket.

Driver Safety

If you are susceptible to nodding off while driving, a driver alert safety alarm worn over your ear can help to keep you awake while driving. An electronic sensor triggers a loud alarm when your head begins to drop as you nod off.


By pressing the button of a silent panic alarm, employees of businesses such as banks, gasoline stations and convenience stores can summon authorities or a security service. In the event of a robbery or any other incident that jeopardises people's safety, this device can save lives.

Traveller Theft and Smoke Alarm

A personal alarm is useful if you travel because it alerts you if someone attempts to steal your bag. When a thief moves the bag, it releases pins that set off the alarm. According to TBO-TECH, this personal alarm has the additional feature of a smoke detector.

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Sara Tomm began writing in 1971. She holds certificates in the medical, physiological and nutritional principles and treatment modalities for eating disorders. As a weight-management consultant, Tomm authored educational materials relating to the medical, psychological, environmental and social aspects of eating disorders, nutrition and physical fitness. She studied at Columbia University, Henry George School of Social Science, Farmingdale State College and Suffolk Community College.