Wednesday, May 30, 2007

From our friend, Carole - Thanks.

>
> 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 or 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.
>
> 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 p

4 comments:

Petra said...

Do you have one of those remotes
for setting car alarm, starting car
and opening car doors from a distance? Unfortunately, my l998
Toyota just came with a simple key.
I agree, it is a great safety feature.

Jean said...

Ours has alarm and unlocks doors but no start function.You can buy them but I didn't think I needed it.Carole always sends these little goodies and some are quite good.

Trish said...

That is VERY good advice!

Elaine said...

This reminds me of a funny incident that happened a few years ago. In the middle of the night, my husband and I both woke up thinking that someone's car was tooting. After talking about the dummy that wasn't shutting his car alarm off, we decided to investigate - low and behold it was a car sitting in our driveway. We had just acquired it from one of our daughters and hubby had put in a new battery that afternoon. Hubby ran out to unlock the car and open the hood and pull a wire (or something). By the time he got out there, one of the nieghbours two doors down was out there also. So there were 2 guys in their pj's having a visit after they got the honking stopped. I still wonder why I didn't grab the camera. Allan worked at the time at the Canola Crushing plant and the neighbour was has boss - he thought that Allan was working night shift and there was no way that I would know what to do to quiet things down. Funny.