A single device is capable of creating a 120db to attract
attention and scare away potential assailants. To compare, it’s the same volume as a military jet during takeoff.
It’s also simple to use. Rather than having a button that could
easily be pressed by accident, the Safety device has a pin. Once pulled, the device emits an ear-piercing sound for up to 30 continuous minutes, or until the pin is re-inserted. It can be reused over and over.
Davidson is hoping for more than just a kidnapping deterrent. He wants to help stop all kinds of crimes.
“It can be used for so many different things,” Davidson says.
“Parents can give it to their kids as an extra layer of protection. Teenagers can use it so they can feel safe walking home. Women can know it’s there when they have to use the parking garage at night. I’ve given it to all the women in my life, including my 78 year old mother. I like knowing that she can use it to sound for help if she falls or feels threatened. I just wish I had come up with this years ago.”
His voice trails off. It’s clear that his daughter remains heavy on his mind.
Then he wipes his eyes, offers a firm handshake, and is off.
Paul Davidson has a Women’s Against Violence meeting to attend. He’s the guest of honor.
People have come from around the country to see him. Every single
one of them was helped by the Safety device in one way or another.
"It saved my daughter’s life," one grateful mother says. "I don’t know what would have happened if she didn’t have it with her."
Paul Davidson knows that what happened to Christine was not for nothing. He can see it in the face of everyone he’s helped.
Police note that violent crime has risen in 2018, particularly in the last month.
But it’s not all bad news. Police are also noticing a trend when the Safe Alarm Defense is used.
“The loud noise disorients the criminal,” police say. “It throws a wrench in their plans, and they retreat.”
They’re noticing that the victims are usually unharmed.