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Electronic Car Keys Avert Crime

Posted by Jane Akre
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:12 PM EST
Category: On The Road, Protecting Your Family
Tags: Inadequate Security, Crime, Property Owners Liability, Wrongful Death

Keep your car keys and remote keyless entry system with the alarm next to yoru bed to send a blast to anyone trying to break in at night.


Every once in awhile there is a good safety tip that circulates on the internet. This is one of them.

It has to do with a very simple concept that puts you in control if you ever hear something at night and you freeze in panic in that fight or flight mode.

At night you are most likely to feel vulnerable and feel like a victim. 


Why?  If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get into your house just press the panic button on the remote keyless entry system "fob" attached to your car keys.  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 comes from a neighborhood watch coordinator.  She says next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away think of this.

You have a security alarm system that requires no installation.

Test it first to make sure it works in your home. It should go off from anywhere in your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain.  It should work if you park in your driveway or garage.

So if someone tries breaking into your home surprise them with a nice welcome blast. Chances are they won't stick around for the rest of the party.   

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. Anyone staying in a motel near your car might find this a comforting tip as well.

Everyone already knows 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 this internet note says- everyone you meet at school, the grocery store at the gym.

It could save a life or a sexual abuse or any other crime.

The sender sends a P.S. - that it would also be useful for a heart attack, if you can't reach a phone or if you are walking around outside and fall and your loved one can't hear you. #


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