Put your car keys beside your bed at night!
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbours, your parents, your Doctor's office, the check-out girl at the supermarket and everyone you run across.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get into your home, 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 if off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighbourhood watch coordinator. The 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 almost everywhere inside your home 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 home, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbours 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 and would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. If you have aging parents be sure to suggest to them that they carry their car keys! If, for example, your dad falls outside and your mom doesn't hear him, he can activate the car alarm and then she or the neighbour will know there is a problem.
Heather Hisey, Sales Representative, Lezlie McDermott, Sales Representative,
Jennifer Palozzi, Sales Representative and Catherine Wallman, Sales Representative.
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