Turn your doorknob into a security system with an alarm that you hang on it

Lulu Chang
Turn your doorknob into a security system with an alarm that you hang on it
If you find the sound of someone jiggling your doorknob one of the scariest sounds around, you may be able to scare off some intruders yourself simply by hanging the new Door Handle Alarm from Sabre on your doorknob.

If the sound of someone jiggling your doorknob absolutely petrifies you, then a new device that’s aimed at scaring off potential intruders may be just what you’re looking for. Sabre, a company known best for its pepper spray, also has a Home Series that helps keep houses, hotels, dorms, and more secure. Its latest product, the Door Handle Alarm, offers a smart, new way to “provide added security and peace of mind when at home or on the road.”

It’s a simple concept, to be sure, but it just might be loud enough to be effective. The 110-decibel Door Handle Alarm is claimed to be audible up to 600 feet away, and needs only to be hung over your doorknob inside your room or house. If someone attempts to make an unauthorized entrance, the alarm detects these vibrations and sounds off — loudly. And because it uses AAA batteries, you’ll be protected even when the power goes out.

“Not everyone can afford the price tag that comes with a full home security system,” said Sabre CEO David Nance. “We’re excited to be able to give our customers a product that’s not just affordable, but also effective at helping them stay safe.”

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The Door Handle Alarm features three adjustable settings – off mode; chime mode, which alerts the user when children or guests open and shut the door; and alarm mode, which comes with a 30-second activation delay to prevent immediate false triggering. And because the alarm is portable and lightweight, you can take it with you when you’re traveling.

“We understand how important it is to feel safe in your own home – as well as in a hotel, dorm or other temporary lodging,” said Nance. “Which is why we’ve made our Door Handle Alarm the most practical portable alert system on the market.”