Here’s A Useful Tip For Using Your Car Keys For Something Other Than Opening Your Car

Is there a way to trick a potential thief, rapist or mugger using only your car keys? Bryan Silva thinks so and shared a tip that he believes might will help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime.  It’s a pretty simple one to try and to remember.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors,…

Posted by Bryan Silva on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In a nutshell, Silva suggests using the panic button on your car key remote to activate your car alarm:

“[P]ut 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.

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.”

Silva also suggests testing the remote alarm from your bed and other parts of your house to make sure that it activates the alarm on the vehicle while it is parked in your garage or driveway.

Car key alarms certainly will not replace the efficacy of a home alarm system in terms of home protection, and this tip won’t be of use to people whose car is parked too far away. Nevertheless, it’s still a handy safety tip to remember, especially if you are walking to your car alone!

Be sure to share it with your family and friends.

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