Many of us choose something special to protect ourselves: a TASER, a Stun Gun, MACE, or a baton

Often though, the most effective means of personal protection is something as simple as an alarm.

Whether you're trying to protect your home, a loved one, or yourself, creating a lot of noise and can often draw attention to you and your situation.

In fact, according to the International Institute of Criminology, "68% of criminals would flee a crime scene empty-handed as soon as they hear an alarm."

Our selection below contains some of the loudest alarms we've been able to find on the market. Many are so loud they're painful!