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Vigilant Personal Alarm Reviews

Personal Alarm Reviews, Vigilant Personal Alarms

Introduction

Vigilant is one of the best-known brands of personal alarms and pepper sprays on the market and they are well-trusted name in the personal security sector. The brand is owned by the equally well-known Mace Security International, Inc, a US company based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mace Security International began with the Mace range of pepper sprays in 1970, but now the company has diversified into many different types of security products and it now trades under a range of different brand names, including Vigilant.

All Vigilant pepper spray products are designed and manufactured in the USA. Vigilant personal alarms are designed in the USA and manufactured in China. Here are our reviews of six of the best Vigilant personal security alarms.

Quick Reviews of Six of the Best Vigilant Personal Alarms

We have picked out six of the best Vigilant personal alarms for you below and given you a quick overview of each one of them. Each alarm that we have chosen has a slightly different design and style, ranging from the heavy-duty Vigilant 130dB personal alarm to the lightweight Vigilant PPS-PA68 micro personal alarm. You will find our detailed reviews of each of these vigilant personal alarms further down this page.

1. Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle

A high-quality personal keychain alarm that has the added security of a backup screamer whistle. This Vigilant personal alarm would be great for anyone looking for a good, all round, general purpose personal attack key chain style alarm.

 

2. Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Ripcord Activation

One of the best-selling alarms in the Vigilant range, the Vigilant PPS8 is a heavy duty, ripcord activated personal alarm with a flashlight. It’s considered by many people to be the best personal alarm on the market.

3. Vigilant PPS-9 135dB Personal Alarm with Rip Cord or Button Activation

A nice little personal alarm that has both push-button activation and ripcord activation. This feature-rich self-defense alarm from Vigilant has a built-in flashlight, a belt clip on the back, and it comes with both a wrist strap and a longer rip-cord.

4. Vigilant PPS-20BL 125dB Personal Alarm with Big Button

Designed to be worn around the neck like a pendant, the PPS-20BL personal attack alarm is activated by a large red button on the front, making it ideal for runners and cyclists. The ease of operation of the alarm would also make it a great panic alarm for the elderly and for anyone who might have difficulty pressing a small button or holding onto a rip-cord.

5. Vigilant PPS-22BL 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Keyring Key Chain

Designed to look like a car remote key fob, the Vigilant PPS-22BL is aloud personal alarm that would be ideal for anyone who is concerned about getting into their car at night or when the car is parked in a deserted parking lot. If you attach this Vigilant key fob alarm to your car keys, your alarm will always be close to hand when you really need it.

6. Vigilant Micro Personal Alarm

The Vigilant PPS-PA68 micro personal alarm is a great mini-alarm for kids and teens. It comes in a choice of colors and patterns and it is operated by a ripcord. You could attach this alarm to a bag or backpack, or you could simply keep it in an easy-to-reach pocket. It’s lightweight and small. It’s the smallest personal alarm that Vigilant currently makes.

Detailed Reviews of Six of the Best Vigilant Personal Alarms

In the reviews of six of the best Vigilant personal alarms below, we look in more detail at each of the alarms and we have provided you with an assessment of what we liked about each alarm as well as highlighting anything that we think some users may not like. Each alarm can be used in slightly different ways and each will suit certain circumstances better than others. When writing these reviews of Vigilant alarms, we have also considered comments that have been made in customer reviews.

1. Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle

Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemThe Vigilant PPS23 keychain 130dB personal alarm with back up whistle is an extremely well-made keychain alarm that is one of the most popular Vigilant personal alarms currently on the market.

The Vigilant PPS23 key chain alarm is a little different from most key chain alarms on the market, because it is activated by a button rather than by a pin. That makes this personal alarm much more suitable for using as a key ring, for your car keys, for example, because the weight of a heavy bunch of keys won’t pull the key ring pin out of the alarm and set it off, as it might do with a pin activated keychain alarm. The alarm is activated by pressing a small button on the front and it is deactivated by pressing a hidden button on the back of the alarm.

Of course, the only drawback to any push-button activated personal alarm is that it is possible that it could be set off by accidentally pressing the button.

The other thing that makes this Vigilant personal alarm a little different from most others is that it has a backup screamer whistle built into it. That gives you the added confidence that you will have a way of attracting attention, even if the battery gets drained.

The Vigilant personal alarm with back up whistle is general purpose alarm that would be suitable kids, seniors, lone workers, students, etc. It can be used as a key ring, as we discussed above, or it can be carried loose or attached to a bag or a belt loop.

Overall, the Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle is a highly rated personal alarm with a key chain that would be perfect for attaching to your car keys if you are someone who frequently must go to their car when it’s dark or your car is kept in an area where there aren’t many people around.

What We Liked

  • Button operated keychain alarm
  • Back up whistle
  • Ideal for using as a key ring for car keys
  • Very easy to use
  • Loud 130dB personal alarm

What You My Dislike

  • Button activated – Could be triggered by accident
  • The deactivation button is quite small – May not suit someone who is not very dexterous



2. Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Ripcord Activation

Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Ripcord Activation, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemThe Vigilant PPS8 personal alarm with flashlight and ripcord activation is, arguably, one of the best personal alarms on the market and it is certainly one of the most popular.

The alarm is designed to be carried in a jacket or coat pocket, the outer pocket of a backpack, or you could hold it in your hand if you are out running or walking. The loud 130dB siren is activated by pulling the ripcord and it is deactivated by replacing the pin.

The PPS8 personal alarm is powered by heavy duty AAA batteries, not the regular watch batteries that you will find in most panic alarms. That means that you get 365 days of standby time or one hour of continuous alarm sounding, which outperforms most other personal alarms by a long way.

This Vigilant attack alarm does include an LED flashlight, but repeated use of the flashlight will drain the battery, so it should only really be used in an emergency. The ripcord activation makes it very easy to set the alarm off when you need it and, if you felt you were walking in a dangerous area, you could wrap the cord around your wrist so that you can set the alarm off quickly if you ever needed to.

The alarm comes in a choice of two colors, gray or blue, and there are some great deals available on multi-purchases too, if you wanted to buy personal alarms for the whole family.

The Vigilant PPS8 personal alarm with LED flashlight and ripcord activation is a superb, heavy-duty personal alarm that we have no hesitation at all in recommending to our readers.

What We Liked

  • Great heavy duty personal alarm
  • 1-hour continuous alarm sounding and 365 days standby time
  • 130dB alarm
  • Easy to use, ripcord activation
  • Built in LED flashlight

What You May Dislike

  • Overuse of the flashlight may drain the battery
  • Quite large for a personal alarm
  • Not suitable for hanging from a bag like a keychain alarm



3. Vigilant PPS-9 135dB Personal Alarm with Rip Cord or Button Activation

Vigilant PPS-9 135dB Personal Alarm with Rip Cord or Button Activation, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemThe Vigilant PPS-9 personal alarm is an excellent self-defense alarm that combines many of the functions of other best-selling personal alarms in one, very neat, compact, keychain style alarm.

The design guys at Vigilant seem to have pulled all the stops out when they were working on the PPS-9, because it has multiple methods of activation and multiple methods of carrying too, which has probably made it one of the most versatile personal alarms on the market.

Even though the Vigilant PPS-9 is only a palm-sized keychain alarm, it has a 135dB alarm siren that will sound for up 55 minutes continuously. The alarm can be triggered by either pulling the ripcord, or by pressing an alarm activation button that is located on the front of the alarm.

This Vigilant personal attack alarm comes with two different types of ripcord included. One is a wrist strap style cord and the other Is a longer ripcord that you could use to activate the alarm if it had been attached to a bag. The alarm also has a belt clip on the back, so you could attach it to the belt of your jeans, an armband, a pocket, or even a fitness tracker. This alarm has a built-in LED flashlight.

The Vigilante PPS-9 135dB personal alarm with rip cord and button activation is a well-designed, good quality personal alarm with many more features and extras on it than many other personal safety devices. We think that it’s defiantly one that you should be adding to your shortlist of best personal alarms.

What We Liked

  • Ripcord and push-button activation
  • Up to 55 minutes of continuous alarm
  • Supplied with both wrist strap and a long rip-cord
  • Belt clip on rear of alarm
  • Built-in LED flashlight

What You May Dislike

  • Repeated use of the flashlight may drain the batteries
  • Activation button is quite small
  • Belt clip a bit flimsy



4. Vigilant PPS-20BL 125dB Personal Alarm with Big Button

Vigilant PPS-20BL 125dB Personal Alarm with Big Button, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemIt’s all in the name with this great little personal alarm for Vigilant and, yes, you’ve guessed it, the thing that makes this Vigilant personal alarm stand out from the rest is the oversized activation button.

The large button on this Vigilant personal alarm makes it very useful for some specific uses. If you are a runner, a walker, or a cyclist, for example, then you can hang this alarm around your neck with the lanyard that is supplied with the alarm and you can then trigger the siren with one touch on the button.

The button is quite hard to press, which some people have commented on in their customer reviews, but this makes sense, because if it were too easy to press, with such a large button, the alarm would be going off accidently all the time.

To further make the Vigilant PPS-20BL a good choice of personal alarm for runners and cyclists, the alarm is weather resistant, and it has a red LED light that flashes when the alarm is sounded to attract attention when you are out running or walking in the dark.

The big button on the PPS-20BL Vigilant personal alarm would also make it a good personal alarm for seniors or for anyone who might find it difficult to locate and press a small button. The lanyard also has a quick release clasp at the back, so you can activate the alarm and then throw it to one side so that an attacker can’t deactivate it. The quick release clasp also acts as a safety measure to avoid strangulation if an attacker attempts to grab the alarm from you.

The Vigilant PPS-20BL 125dB personal alarm with big button could be used as a personal alarm for runners or it could be used as a personal alarm for the elderly and infirm to use to call for help if they fall. It’s a thoughtfully designed personal alarm that has many potential uses.

What We Liked

  • Would make a good personal alarm for runners
  • Would make a good personal alarm for seniors and the infirm
  • Single press, push-button operation
  • 125dB alarm siren
  • Robust and weather resistant

What You May Dislike

  • The button may be too hard for some people to press. E.g. someone with bad arthritis
  • Not as loud as some other personal alarms, but it can’t be too loud, because it is designed to be worn around the neck.



5. Vigilant PPS-22BL 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Keyring Key Chain

Vigilant PPS-22BL 130dB Personal Alarm with LED Flashlight and Keyring Key Chain, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemThe Vigilant PPS-22BL is a simple but very effective keychain alarm that has been deliberately designed to look like a car remote key fob.

The alarm is activated by pulling the keychain attachment from the body of the alarm. The alarm siren is 130dB, which is about average for this type of personal alarm. This Vigilant personal alarm would be great for attaching to your car keys if you regularly go to your car at night, or to your house keys if you often come home in the dark.

There is a built-in flashlight with this alarm, but as always, we would warn you that overuse of the flashlight will, of course, drain the battery.

The pin on this Vigilant personal attack alarm is reasonably hard to pull out by accident. However, like all keychain alarms, if you attach a huge bunch of keys to it and then pick up the keys by the alarm, there is a possibility that the pin will come out and you will set off the alarm.

You could also attach this alarm to a handbag or backpack and then activate it by pulling the alarm away from the bag.

Overall, we rate the Vigilant PPS-22BL 130dB personal alarm as a good quality keychain alarm. It’s effective and it’s far lighter and much easier to carry around than some of the other personal attack alarms of this style that have reviewed.

What We Liked

  • Simple, straightforward keychain alarm
  • Lightweight
  • 130dB alarm siren
  • Built in flashlight

What You May Dislike

  • The flashlight may drain the battery
  • Not suitable for use with a heavy bunch of keys
  • Replacing the pin is a bit tricky



6. Vigilant Micro Personal Alarm

Vigilant Micro Personal Alarm, Vigilant personal alarm, Vigilant keychain alarm, Vigilant personal attack alarm, Vigilant personal panic alarm, Vigilant personal safety alarm, Vigilant personal alarm systemThe final alarm in our reviews of Vigilant personal alarms is the Vigilant PPS-PA68 micro-sized personal alarm, which is the smallest and the lightest personal attack alarm in the Vigilant range.

The Vigilant micro personal alarm is a rip-cord activated alarm that weighs less than one ounce and measures just a little under three inches in length, so micro is certainly the right word for it.

Don’t let that small size put you off, though, and don’t worry, you don’t have to buy the rather garish lime green camouflage colored alarm in the photo. The alarm has a very respectable 120dB alarm siren, and it comes in a choice five different color schemes.

This type of small keychain alarm is very popular with kids, teens and students, because it is not too obtrusive and the bright colors and patterns make it quite attractive. You could use the Vigilant PPS-PA68 micro personal alarm as a key ring, attach to a handbag or a backpack, or you could just keep it in a pocket.

The Vigilant PPS-PA68 micro-sized personal alarm is great little mini personal alarm that gets extremely good reviews from customers. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a small, portable personal panic alarm that you can carry just about anywhere with you.

 

What We Liked

  • Small, lightweight and unobtrusive
  • 120dB alarm siren
  • Simple ripcord activation
  • Choice of colors and designs
  • Half an hour of continuous sounding on a single set of batteries

What You May Dislike

  • May be too small for some people
  • Not as loud as some other personal alarms


Conclusion

We hope that our review of Vigilant personal alarms has been useful to you. Vigilant is a name that many people trust, and their personal alarm range includes some the best personal alarms currently available on the market. The alarms are well-built, well-designed and we think that they are also excellent value for money.

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