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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 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 prevent a sexual assault.  

A friend’s Mom has suggested to her husband 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.

Great idea or what?

TrudyS
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      Almostfive0 wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • Great idea Trudy!
      Because of work my husband lived most of the time outside of the states and every night I make sure I bring my keys, my purse and my cell phone all in the bedroom with me.
      I sleep very light so if I hear a noise I’m up! I figure if something happens I’ll be able to grab everything I need and climb out the window...I’m on the first floor of the house. The car is parked right outside my bedroom window.
      Great idea about the panic button.



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      Trudy S wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • Jackie - yes, you were definitely under a watchful eye!



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      Kristine McDavid wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • Great idea unless you live in the city like me where you park 3 blocks from  your house if your lucky.  I should probably sleep with a weapon on my nightstand instead.  Actually my husband’s grandmother who is 90 years old, lives in Elberton GA.  She sleeps with a gun under her pillow.  She woke up one night to a man rummaging under her bed looking for her purse, about 2 years ago.   She pointed her gun right at him.  When he looked up and saw her, he pushed her and then tried to make a dash and jump through the window.  She shot him in the leg.  Ended up being someone she knew!   She didn’t press charges, instead she made him come to church with her every week after that, and then come to her house and do yardwork.



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      Mary Clark wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • mickeyd....Lord..I know where Elberton is...my mother was from Lincolnton, GA...just down the road from Elberton.  

      Funny story about your husband’s grandmother...glad she wasn’t hurt...but good for her!!!  And great punishment as well.



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      Mary Clark wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • I also sleep with my purse and keys right by my bed.  I also have an alarm pad in my bedroom that I can set off the panic alarm if needed.



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • Well I wouldnt rely solely on this method, It may make you feel secure to have them near you at night, and yes you can push the panic button but my first advice to anyone that hears a noice that they believe is an intruder is to call 911 and hide or leave the home as fast as possible, having your keys near you could be good if you can get to your garage safely to get in the car to quickly escape, but usually the police tell you to stay on the line until they get there.  Now maybe pushing the car alarm will frighten the burglar or intruder, but really how often do we hear car alarms and no one even looks at the car.  They go off all the time.

      Im just stating that it should not substitute for safety or a can of mace or a tazer gun on your nite stand or somewhere where you can reach it.  And nothing substitutes for 911, and a note, always charge your cell phone on your night stand in case your phone lines are cut you can still call 911.  Mickeyd girl I hear you my daugther lived in Hollywood and parking is a nightmare and we parked more than three blocks away, daily at her apartment building.  Get some Mace and keep your cell phone by you at all times.



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      Kristine McDavid wrote Oct 20, 2008
    • Maryclark,  I can’t believe you know where Elberton Ga. is!  It was honestly the smallest town I have ever been to.  I have to say, I was humbled when I saw Lou’s grandmother’s house.  It was a shack, but it was filled with more love than any home I have ever been in.

      Thanks for the advice greeneyedlady.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 20, 2008
    • I think this is a great idea....especially for those that live alone. I plan on sharing this with my sisters and daughters.



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