Your Lifeline — Put Your Car Keys By Your Bed

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Put Your Car Keys By Your Bed

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. 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.

Here’s another idea….if you have an elderly family member that lives alone, this is another great life saver. You’ve all heard of the alert system you can pay for and their tag line, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up?” Well this is somewhat the same thing. If they are in their home and fall, or have a medical emergency, they can hit the panic button on their car alarm, and it will start going off.

Now, might be a good idea to pass this suggestion to your neighbors so they will know, but, think about it, if a car alarm was going off on your street for an extended period of time, would you not either go check on it, or call the police? I know I would.

Tonight, Put Your Keys By Your Bed.

Thom Abbott

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  1. This is a great plan for some people. Of course my car is in the garage, and I have an alarm system for the house that’s probably much louder. And then we have Smith and Wesson.
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  2. You know I had to get up and try this, which it did in fact work.
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  3. I’ve actually done that Thom! We heard something in the middle of the night one night and hit the alarm–it was probably a roaming dog, cat or some creature of the night but, whatever it was, it went away!
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  4. Steven Sheffield says:

    Too bad this trick doesn’t work if you drive a classic car (or one built before alarms were standard).

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