Here’s an idea to share with all the people you know who don’t have a home security system, but do have a car with a panic-enabled key fob.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Not only are they close by if you have to evacuate quickly, but they offer you a way of raising the alarm in a way that will get your neighbors’ attention – fast.
Note: Don’t be one of those people who ignore the car alarm. It’s not always a mistake – especially at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just hit the panic button on the fob. The alarm will go off, and will continue to beep until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
Keep fresh batteries in your fob. My fob works within 50 yards, but you might want to test yours.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the bad guy won’t stick around. The hope is your neighbors will look out to see what the problem is.
Life Alert: Keep your car keys on you in case you fall in the yard. When you fall and can’t get up – hit the Panic alarm.
Lost Car: Can’t find your car in the parking lot? Hit the panic button to locate it.
Personal Safety: Carry it as you approach your vehicle in a dark or dangerous area. Hit the fob if you are the slightest bit concerned. Most muggers and rapists will run away if they think they will be seen.