July 23, 2009
Here’s a great home safety tip that my friend, Sherry Liston, shared with me and I thought I would pass it along.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night! Your battery powered car door opener is a security alarm system you probably haven’t thought about. The nice thing is… it requires no installation…. so no expense. Click on the “horn” or alarm button on your opener. It will go off from almost anywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or you reset the button. It works if you park in your driveway or the garage. This home safety may save you some grief of someone is trying to break in your house.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to break in, just press the alarm button on your car key pad. Odds are the intruder won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and no criminal will want that! Do you think it will scare mating cats away? Hmmmmm.
(If it doesn’t work from your bedroom… perhaps your battery is low in your pad or you need a stronger pad. My bedroom is 60 feet from my garage and didn’t go off. I’m on my way to get a new battery or a new pad.)
Here’s a personal safety tip. Remember to get your keys out before you leave the store and enter a parking area. Carry your keys while walking to your car with your finger on the alarm button. Again… sound the alarm if you are approached by someone you are suspicious of. The effect will be the same because it will draw attention to the area and the person will most likely flee.
Be safe now!
P.S. One more thing… if your like me… sometimes I can’t remember where I parked. If I sound my alarm button… my car will “honk” at me. Once I get the location of my car… I quickly turn off the alarm and look real innocent. I try to keep folks from knowing that my mind slips now again.