Good safety tip regarding car keys...
This was passed on to me by someone I know and I'm not sure what forum this belongs in, but I think it's a good thing to know. (I know it works VERY well because when my 15 month old son goes for the car keys, it's the first thing he pushes).
Basically, this applies to some of the newer model cars that have a remote lock/unlock/panic button feature.
Clearly this won't solve all the problems but in my opinion it is yet another good step to take in a system of layered defenses.
Next time you come home for the night and you go to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.
Start keeping your car keys next to your bed on the night stand when you go to bed at night. If you think someone is trying to get into your house, or if you hear a noise outside your house, press the panic alarm on your car key chain. 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 window to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. Try yours to make sure it works before you rely on it. Just know that you must press the alarm button again to turn it off.
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.