Not a bad idea.
This is a discussion on TIP: Keep car keys by your bedside at night... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Read a tip I found very simple yet effective: Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, everyone you run across. Put your car ...
Read a tip I found very simple yet effective:
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, 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 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 or a kidnapping.
I think this is a fantastic idea. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.
Hope this helps some!!
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Not a bad idea.
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I like it...
Already keep my keys and all the other assorted "stuff" that I carry daily by my bedside...
Never considered using the panic alarm for that purpose though...
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Thanks for the tip!!!
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Such a simple, yet seemingly effective idea. Happy to pass along new ideas!
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Yes, great idea. I regularly attend community watch meetings and will make mention of the car alarm at the next meeting. Thanks for passing it on.
Good idea! Although we are all getting used to hearing inadvertant alarm activations, I expect the constant horn noise in your own neighborhood would prompt people to at least look out the window, if not call 911 to complain.
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
Great idea. I don't have any close neighbors, but it might make the BG reconsider his choice of targets. That and the hail of lead that he's having to dodge as he runs for his life. LOL
Appreciate the post.
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Not a problem all! Its the simple things..
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I wish I could turn on my TV (downstairs in the family room) from my bedroom. It would give me light where I want to see, but leave me with covering darkness. As well, it would really give a psychological advantage.
Great idea! I'll do it. Thanks.
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Outstanding.... I passed it on... thanks
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Now why hadn't I thought of that? Quite logical.
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