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SABRE Personal Alarm Reviews

Personal Alarm Reviews, Sabre Personal Alarms

Introduction

In this, the first of our reviews of personal alarm manufacturers, we look at the very well-respected SABRE personal alarms.

The SABRE Security Equipment Corporation, the company behind the SABRE range of personal alarms, is an American company based in Fenton, Missouri. SABRE are probably best known for their range of pepper sprays. The company was founded in 1975 by Larry Nance and it is now run as a family business by Larry Nance’s wife and four children.

SABRE Pepper sprays are now used by more than 40 police forces across the world and their personal security products are widely acknowledged as being some of the best safety products on the market.

The SABRE personal alarm range was introduced in 2012. SABRE also manufacture stun guns, bear and dog sprays and home security systems and products.

Quick Reviews of Six of the Best Sabre Personal Alarms

For our review of SABRE personal alarms, we have picked out six of the best SABRE personal alarm devices that SABRE are currently marketing. Below, you will find a quick overview of each one of those personal alarms. There are more detailed reviews of each product further down this page.

1. SABRE Personal Alarm with Motion Detector, Magnet, & Key Ring

A great, multi-functional SABRE personal alarm that includes a built-in motion sensor. This would be an excellent personal alarm for travelling, because it can provide extra security in a hotel room, for example. It’s also a very good, general purpose personal safety alarm.

2. SABRE Personal Alarm with Clip and LED Light

This SABRE personal alarm is a button activated personal panic alarm that can be clipped onto a belt, a fitness tracker, or onto an armband. This alarm would be a very good personal alarm for runners, cyclists and for anyone who doesn’t want a keychain alarm.

 

3. SABRE Personal Self-Defense Safety Alarm on a Key Ring

Suitable for college students, seniors, children and anyone who wants a nice-looking keychain style personal alarm that is well-made and reliable. The SABRE personal self-defense alarm on a key ring can be attached to a belt, hung from a handbag or backpack, or you could simply use it as a key ring for your keys.

 

4. SABRE Runner Personal Alarm

Designed specifically for runners, cyclists and for working out, the SABRE Runner Personal Alarm comes with an adjustable, Velcro fastened armband to hold the alarm while you are running, a battery test button and a reflective logo on the armband for visibility in the dark. A well designed, well thought out, personal alarm for runners.

 

5. SABRE Personal Safety Kit – Keychain Pepper Spray

The SABRE personal safety kit contains a high-quality personal alarm and one of SABRE’s most popular pepper sprays. If you are looking for the double protection that a police-strength pepper spray plus a personal alarm provides, then this SABRE safety package deal could well be what you are looking for.

 

6. SABRE Personal Self-Defense Key Ring Safety Alarm

This is a non-nonsense, easy to use, SABRE keychain alarm. This is a good, all-purpose personal alarm from SABRE that is suitable for use by anyone of any age, including children.

 

Detailed Reviews of Six of the Best Sabre Personal Alarms

Below, you will find our detailed reviews of the six SABRE personal alarms that we have picked out for you. Each one has a slightly different design and, as we suggest above, might be suitable for slightly different purposes.

The one thing that all these alarms have in common is that are high quality personal attack alarms made by one of the most trusted personal safety device manufacturers in the world.

1. SABRE Personal Alarm with Motion Detector, Magnet, & Key Ring

SABRE Personal Alarm with Motion Detector, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmThe SABRE personal alarm with motion detector is a multi-function personal safety alarm that would be ideal for taking with you when travel, for students on a college campus, and for general personal safety use.

On the face it, this SABRE personal alarm looks a lot like most other personal panic alarms on the market. It’s a keychain alarm, so it can be used as a key ring or it can be attached to a bag or a belt loop. The safety alarm is operated by simply pulling the keychain attachment away from the alarm which pulls out the activation pin. The alarm siren is 120db, which is about average for a good personal attack alarm. When the alarm sounds, there is also a bright, flashing LED light, which will further help to attract attention.

The added functionality to this SABRE key chain alarm is that it includes a motion sensor, which will alert you if anyone approaches the alarm, so you can have some added security if you were sleeping, or studying, for example. The motion sensor will detect movement in a 120-degree arc over an area of approximately 15ft. The SABRE personal alarm with key ring and motion sensor also has a magnet built into it., so that you can attach it to a metal door or metal furniture.

Overall, the SABRE personal alarm with motion detector is well-made personal panic alarm device that has the added functionality of a motion sensor, and that sets it well above most other similarly priced personal alarm systems on the market.

What We Liked

  • Built in magnet and motion sensor
  • Great personal alarm for students and for travelling
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to operate
  • Handy size

What You May Not Like

  • No flashlight
  • Not the loudest personal alarm on the market
  • The motion sensor is very sensitive



2. SABRE Personal Alarm with Clip and LED Light

SABRE Personal Alarm with Clip and LED Light, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmThe SABRE personal alarm with clip and LED light is an ideal personal security alarm for use when you are running, walking or working out. Unlike many other personal alarm devices, this SABRE personal defense alarm is not a keychain alarm, instead, it has a clip for clipping the alarm onto a belt, fitness tracker, armband or onto clothing or a bag.

The alarm has a 120dB alarm siren, which is activated by pressing a button. The alarm is deactivated by pressing another button. While button-press activated personal alarms are very easy to use, because there is no, potentially fiddly, keychain pin to find in an emergency, some people do think that they might also be too easy for an assailant to deactivate as well.

This personal alarm from SABRE does include a built-in flashlight, which a lot of people like. The LED light has three different modes. There is a simple flashlight mode for providing illumination at night, and there is also a slow flash mode and a fast flash mode with the light, which could be useful for letting people know where you are when you are running, cycling or walking. When the alarm is activated, the LED light will flash alternately in red, green and yellow, to help alert people to your location when the alarm sounds.

Like all SABRE personal alarms, the quality of the SABRE personal alarm with clip and LED light is well above the quality of even some of the other best personal alarms on the market, but it is still very reasonably priced.

If you are looking for a high quality personal attack alarm that would be great for working out, walking and running, and you don’t want a keychain alarm, then the SABRE Personal Alarm with Clip should defiantly be on your short list.

What We Liked

  • Good quality personal defense alarm
  • Multi-function LED light
  • Great personal alarm for running, walking and cycling
  • Easy to use and easy to wear
  • Weatherproof

What You May Dislike

  • Not a keychain alarm
  • Getting the battery compartment is quite difficult when you need to change the batteries
  • Press-button activation means that it could be activated by accident



 

3. SABRE Personal Self-Defense Safety Alarm on a Key Ring

SABRE Personal Self-Defense Safety Alarm on a Key Ring, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmThe SABRE personal self-defense, safety alarm on a key ring is one of the simplest designs of personal attack alarms in the SABRE personal alarm range and it is an extremely well-made keychain style alarm.

The alarm is a simple keychain alarm that is activated by pulling the pin from the body of the alarm. The alarm siren is a 120dB alarm that the manufacturer claims can be heard from as far away as 600ft. Of course, any such claims are always dependant on the background noise and where you are.

Technical specifications aside, one of the great things that SABRE do is they contribute a lot to charities and worthy causes and you can help them do this by buying this SABRE personal alarm. The alarm comes in a choice of three colors. If you choose a pink SABRE personal attack alarm, a portion of the profits from the sale will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you choose the red SABRE personal panic alarm, SABRE will donate to RAINN, which is the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. If you choose the basic black SABRE self-defense alarm, there is no charitable donation made.

The alarm itself looks nice and modern and it is the type of personal alarm that you clip onto handbag or a backpack, or you could use it as a keychain.

The one negative that comes up quite a lot in customer reviews of this SABRE personal alarm is that the batteries supplied with product are poor quality. This is not a big deal, because we always recommend that you change the batteries on any new personal alarm that you buy, but you would have thought that a high-quality alarm manufacturer like SABRE would have addressed this issue.

However, it should also be noted that SABRE personal alarms come with a protective plastic strip that is there to stop the battery draining. That strip needs to be removed from inside the battery compartment before the alarm will work and that may have been the cause of many of the issues that people say they have had with the batteries.

In summary, the SABRE personal self-defense, safety alarm on a key ring is a good quality, reliable personal alarm that works well, and, depending on which model you choose, you could also be helping a very worthy cause when you buy this SABRE personal alarm system.

What We Liked

  • Nice, straightforward personal alarm
  • A portion of profits goes to worthy causes
  • Solid build quality
  • Easy to use
  • Great, general purpose personal alarm

What You May Dislike

  • Remove the plastic tab and change the batteries as soon as you receive the product
  • The pin is quite hard to pull out, but at least that helps to avoid accidental activation
  • There is no built-in flashlight with this model



4. SABRE Runner Personal Alarm

SABRE Runner Personal Alarm, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmThe SABRE Runner Personal Alarm is a great alarm for runners, cyclists and hikers and it is a personal attack alarm that SABRE have quite obviously put a lot of thought into.

When you are out running or cycling, you need an effective and loud personal alarm that is going to be easy to get at in an emergency and that’s exactly what this SABRE self-defense alarm for runners provides.

The alarm is a 130dB alarm, which is one of the loudest personal alarms in the SABRE range. The alarm is carried in comfortable to wear, adjustable wristband that has a Velcro fastening, so it will fit any size. You activate the alarm by pulling on the ring that is attached to the pin.

In addition to the wristband that makes this one of the best personal alarms for runners, there are a few other nice features that the SABRE runner personal alarm has that makes it great for you are out running or cycling.

For one thing, the alarm is weatherproof. Now, we are not about to suggest that you go swimming while wearing this alarm, but it should able to cope with a light shower when you are put on a run. It also has a reflective SABRE logo printed on the wristband, so that will make you more visible if you are running at night. The final nice feature that this SABRE personal attack alarm for runner has, is a low battery checker, so that you can check that safety device is operational before you set out.

Overall then, we rate the SABRE Runner Personal Alarm as one of the best personal attack alarms for runners on the market. It’s well-designed, comfortable to wear and the loud 130dB alarm is perfect for when you are out running or cycling alone.

What We Liked

  • 130dB alarm
  • Designed especially for runners
  • Weatherproof
  • Battery test button
  • The activation ring doesn’t come all the way out to stop you losing the pin

What You May Dislike

  • Battery protector strip needs to be removed before use
  • Mildly weatherproof, but certainly not 100% waterproof
  • The reflective SABRE logo would be more effective if it were larger.



5. SABRE Personal Safety Kit – Keychain Pepper Spray

SABRE Personal Safety Kit Keychain Pepper Spray, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmSABRE is a well-known supplier of police-strength pepper sprays, so it will come as no surprise to learn that SABRE produce a combined pepper spray and personal alarm package that includes both a SABRE keychain personal alarm and one of SABRE’s most powerful pepper sprays.

The alarm in this SABRE personal safety kit is the SABRE Personal Self-Defense Safety Alarm on a Key Ring that we have reviewed above. It’s a neat looking 120dB personal attack arm that is activated by pulling the key chain from the alarm and deactivated by replacing the pin.

The SABRE pepper spray included in the kit is the SABRE Red pepper spray, which is the number one selling pepper spray in the world. The SABRE Red pepper spray is activated by a key ring and a push-button trigger and it will deliver up to 25 bursts of police strength pepper spray over a distance of up to 10ft. That means that you can deal with multiple threats at one time and you don’t have to get up close for the spray to be effective. The spray has an ergonomic grip that makes it easy to control where you are aiming the pepper spray and it’s just the right size to fit comfortably in your hand. There is a locking mechanism on the top of the spray to prevent accidental triggering.

We will be looking more closely at the pros and cons of pepper sprays and examining the personal alarm Vs pepper spray question in another post, but for those looking for the double protection of a high-quality keychain personal alarm and one of the best pepper sprays on the market, you really can’t beat the SABRE Personal Safety Kit – keychain pepper spray and personal alarm pack.

 

What We Liked

  • Great combination package of personal alarm and pepper spray
  • Disables an attacker and attracts attention
  • Includes world class pepper spray
  • Top quality personal alarm

What You May Dislike

  • Restrictions on sale of pepper sprays may apply in some states
  • Pepper spray trigger is quite hard to use, but that does stop accidental activation
  • Pepper sprays cannot be carried in carry-on bags in a plane and they are not legal to carry in all countries



6. SABRE Personal Self-Defense Key Ring Safety Alarm

SABRE Personal Self Defense Key Ring Safety Alarm, Sabre personal alarm, Sabre personal attack alarm, Sabre personal panic alarm, Sabre personal safety alarmThe SABRE Personal Self-Defense Key Ring Safety Alarm is a very simple and easy to use, keychain personal alarm with a built-in LED flashlight.

While many people do like the idea of having a flashlight built into their personal alarm, it is important that you remember that repeated use of a flashlight in a personal alarm will use up the batteries quite quickly.

The SABRE keychain personal attack alarm has a 110dB siren, which is at the lower end of the scale when compared to the alarms in the SABRE range. The alarm is triggered by pulling the keychain away from the alarm, which will pull out the pin. Replacing the pin will instantly deactivate the arm.

The alarm is small and compact and could easily be carried attached to a bag or you could use it as conventional keychain. SABRE market the alarm as mini personal alarm, but it’s not so small so that it would be difficult to use. In fact, it fits quite neatly into the palm of your hand.

The SABRE Personal self-defense key ring safety alarm is a great, easy to use, portable general purpose personal alarm that would be suitable for people of all ages, including kids and, because it’s a SABRE personal alarm, it’s a good quality safety device too.

What We Liked

  • Simple and straightforward keychain personal alarm
  • Small and lightweight
  • Built in flashlight
  • Good quality personal alarm

What You May Dislike

  • Overuse of the flashlight may drain the battery
  • Not the loudest personal alarm on the market
  • The button for the flashlight is quite small


Conclusion

We hope that you found our review of SABRE personal alarms helpful and it helps you decide on which will be the best personal alarm for you.

Choosing a personal attack alarm is more complicated than you might have thought, because there are so many different types of alarms and so many different manufacturers on the market. The quality of the alarms can also vary considerably. We try to be objective in all our reviews of personal panic and attack alarms, but there is no denying the fact that SABRE certainly have the credentials to give you more confidence than some other, lesser known, suppliers of self-defense devices might.

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Thanks for reading, and, stay safe!

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