Friday, May 16, 2008

Security, it's a good thing

I got an email from a real estate client of mine. I think it's a great ideal and I wanted to share it with you.

PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents your Dr. 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, a nd 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 in 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.P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.

Thanks, Pauline for sharing a great ideal. I'm sure it will make everyone safer.



8 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

Great tip, great to hear from you Pat.

Am I the only person left in the world without a car alarm?

J~Mom said...

That only works if the car alarm thingy didn't break off of your keys and get lost. :>P

Cheryl said...

No, Dan. I don't have one either. But it's still a great idea. I worry about my mom living alone, and I'm going to tell her to do this.

On a related note: There was a recent spate of car thefts in some small towns in Maine this month. They had to remind people to lock their cars and take the keys out! We must be one of the last places in the country where people still leave their houses and cars unlocked. :-)

Firefly's Running said...

That's an awesome tip. Thanks for sharing.

CurrentlyVince said...

Sounds like a good idea. My bed is a little too far away for me to make this work unfortunately.

Irene said...

Good idea!

Roland J Young said...

Pat are you on Athlinks?

J~Mom said...

I used to have a friend name Pat that liked to run and then he started playing chess. SIGH