Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another Good Idea

A friend emailed me this message......



PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT
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 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.
My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder and it might save your life.

9 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Great idea and one that I've already implemented because my husband is often away. I also clip my cell phone to my jeans so that if I fall I will have that available to call someone.

Twisted Fencepost said...

This is a GREAT idea!
Thanks for sharing it. I will definitely be sending it on.

scrappy quilter said...

I never thought of this. Great tip.

Finn said...

Great idea, thank you for sharing that. I hadn't heard it before and will pass it along to my kids. My car is too old to have that feature, but most of their do. Hugs, Finn

mommanator said...

what a great idea

Cyn ;-) said...

these are some excellent suggestions. Thank you!

Cathy said...

That is an awesome idea... I am going to post about this and send them your way to explain it.

TCKK said...

Great idea!

marianna68 said...

I passed it on to the ladies at my work. The idea makes so much sense. :^)