Safety first.

By
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Northstar Realty

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone is 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 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 putting 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 keyu fob chain. It works if you park your car in your driveway or gargage. If your car alarm goes off when somebody  is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglars or rapist won't stick around....afetr 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. Also remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in the parking lot. The alarm can work in the same way there.

This is something that should be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save your life or a sexual abuse crime.I am sen  ding this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for an emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.

Comments (4)

Nancy Moeller
Seven Gables Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Good tip and every tip helps. Since most people are immune to the sound of a car alarm, something more unnerving my be worth the investment.
Nov 01, 2007 03:40 AM
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
That's a good idea, Renate.  If nothing else, for your own peace of mind.  Then you'll always know where your keys are, too:)
Nov 01, 2007 03:42 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Great tip Renate, I am going to share this with my fellow Realtors if you don't mind!
Nov 01, 2007 04:12 AM
Renate Lemons
Re/Max Northstar Realty - Clarksville, TN
Hi Christopher. Please share this info, you never know when you do need it. Thank s Renate
Nov 01, 2007 05:07 AM