Monday, January 25, 2010

Another tidbit worth passing on...

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.
It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I received this in email and thought it was worth passing on. Personally, I sleep with my very good friends, Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson :)


Tina said...

What a fabulous idea!
Thanks for passing it along.

Cookie said...

The morning news was talking about a rapist that has been attacking women in a particular area of metro KC and the police suggested this very thing as a deterrent, so I was glad I posted this yesterday!

Anything to scare off the creeps, right??

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Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Yep, that is an excellent idea! We've been doing that for a few years now.

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Thanks for another great tidbit!!


Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

I never would have thought of that!!

Thanks Cookie!!


The Prairie House Primitives said...

I too have always done sure is an easy thing to do and hopefully something you will never need...but just in case...a real smart idea!!