Alarm exactly as expected - colour, size etc. Tested it when it arrived and it emits a deafening alarm - enough to scare anyone off. Also has a very handy torch incorporated into it. Bought for my daughter at Uni in London - sincerely hope she never has cause to activate it but it has made me feel better knowing she has it with her.
Been advised to buy one of these for daughter who is going to study overseas which in itself is a sorry state of affairs. The unit is small, sturdy construction and easy to use. I bought this one because of the police spec endorsement and because it was the loudest available. With the original batteries it was not 140db according to the phone app I tested it with - maybe at source it is but I hesitate to suggest trying to keep it at an attackers ear to prove a point. Fresh batteries has resulted in the sound of the alarm becoming louder. Loud enough to severely inconvenience someone. I hope. As for value for money, I've marked it as 5 based on the assumption that it will do it's bit if needed and then it will be worth every penny and some. At this time it has only been tested in the home and it has worked without issue.
Got this for my mum as there was an incident near her home. She's not had to use it but it gives that little bit of confidence that she needed. Not to big and easy to cary so if needed it should be ready to use.
As described in other reviews etc, its slightly bigger than the for my car but doesn't feel bulky or heavy. I hope I never have the need to use it but I'm hoping it will ease my fiance's concerns about me coming in late at night by myself.