It’s something we all fear, isn’t it? The home invasion. Being burgled. We’ve all seen films like Panic Room, The Purge and Funny Games – having a scumbag criminal (or gang) enter your house in the dead of night to ransack your property – or worse – doesn’t bear thinking about. So it’s good to plan against it, isn’t it? Right. But how…? Well, we’ve got a great idea for you right here!
The answer lies in your car keys. “But it’s my house they’re getting into, not my car!” We hear you shout. Well, true. But your car can help. A recent Facebook post by a guy called Bryan Silva explained how your car keys can really help put off an intruder or predator.
If you hear something suspicious and think a burglar might be entering your property, don’t reach for your gun and risk a court case. Just yet, anyway. Reach for your car keys and hit the red ‘horn’ or – in this case – ‘panic’ button. It’ll blare out the alarm and put the intruder off. After all, how many criminals are going to carry on with the robbery with that noise and attention…?
Bryan goes on to say:
“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.”
It’s a great little tip and one we’ll DEFINITELY be trying out…