Saturday, March 29, 2008



Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your 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 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 a sexual abuse crime.

Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.

What have you got to lose?


robynl said...

indeed this is a smart suggestion and one everyone should consider; thanks so much for the suggestion.

Dina said...

That is a good idea, you never know when you'll need them.

Park Avenue Princess said...


What a GREAT idea! You know, I never thought of it on my own. I'm going to do it!

Thank you SO much for sharing this!
I REALLY appreciate it.


Jambrea said...

Too bad I don't have a car alarm. It is a wonderful idea if you do.

PS. Debbie - I can see all the edit tools on your site. They weren't there before.

Jambrea said...

The editing stuff went away now. :)

Debbie Wallace said...

Glad you found the info useful, ladies. Too bad we live in a time where we need to think of such measures for protection.

Jambrea, something else I thought of doing. Hang wind chimes over your door or windows and if someone decides to break in I'm sure they'll hit them, alerting you. Always good, too, if the hubby tries to sneak in late:)

Don't know what happened with the tool thing but glad they went away. Maybe blogger was having issues. Thanks for letting me know.