A new panic alarm app for the popular iPhone has been launched to overcome the problem of people leaving their panic alarms at home. Protect your mobile against damage and theft by comparing iPhone mobile phone insurance online.
The personal panic alarm is free for all iPhone users, also aimed at men who may otherwise feel embarrassed to carry a panic alarm, Legal & General announced.
The University of Leicester earlier this year revealed that criminals are switching from house burglary to personal muggings as belongings carried on people have a higher value than items such as DVD players in homes.
The panic alarm button displayed on the screen in the event of trouble can be pressed or the phone shaken to emit the ear shattering alarm shocking or disorientating the attacker.
The app also has the ability to automatically call a nominated SOS number from the users contact book, a PIN set by the user will also ensure if stolen the thief cannot cancel the alarm.
"Feeling safe outside of the home, whether it's on the way back from work or the pub or simply going to your car is just as important as feeling safe inside," said Legal & General's Head of Consumer Proposition Ruth Connor.
"Because it's on their phone, they are less likely to forget it."
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust set up to raise safety awareness after the 26-year-old London estate agent disappeared in 1986, has always advised men and women to carry panic alarms.
"We always say that personal alarms are just as good idea for men as for women," said the Trust's Director of Personal Safety Sarah Haddon.
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