Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Free" Security System

Some of us have these...

...but almost ALL of us have THESE!

OK, this a a good one... the posts on Facebook that make the rounds. This one comes from a neighborhood watch coordinator. 

Simply 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. 

Try it out the next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away. Just think about it, it's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. 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 into 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.

I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it's fantastic! Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. For those of us with aging parents, tell them to carry their keys with them when they are outside doing lawn work. If they have a fall, they can activate the car alarm causing attention to their house!


  1. I have never thought about using it at home but I definitely have it ready when I go to my car in a parking lot. I once saw a show on PBS on safety was so good! The one thing they stressed was never ever get forced into someone's car...have it out right there in the parking lot if that is the way it is going to go...

    1. We had a neighborhood meeting years ago and learned some very helpful ideas on home security. We live in a pretty safe area, NW Arkansas has crime but less people equal less crime. I still use big city ways though, better safe than sorry.

  2. I've seen this before. The challenge is to remember to take the keys into the bedroom at night!! Thanks for the reminder!!

    1. I have a bad habit of leaving my purse (and keys) setting in a visible place downstairs. I need to change that... just in case!

  3. I read your article and it’s very nice and helpful …. Thanks for sharing information about security systems.
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  4. Thanks for wonderful post. That's a very clever idea and could be used in addition to a good driveway alert system.


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