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Old 03-03-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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Safety in the home.

I thought this was a really good idea to share!

[FONT='Arial','sans-serif']> Car Keys Great Idea...
> 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 g arage. 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 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...
> It 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.This is something that
> should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it
> could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.


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Old 03-03-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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Never thought of that use for car keys. We have 3 security forces for our house: an alarm system, a loud dog and neighbours. We've had a few people sneak around our house and our neighbour has almost had someone break in while he was home. Then again, we've had the same.

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Old 03-03-2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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I had all the safety I needed last Thursday night...LOL

I started to bed at midnight and picked up my house alarm remote. The wrong way ! the alarm went off, I turned it off and climbed into bed...the phone rings..it is the alarm company. I identified myself but when he asked for the password ..my mind went blank. He said "OK"... back into bed..the door bell rings.."who is it?" this is the ( says the town I live in) Police. Your panic alarm went off. Then I opened the door after I looked through the peep hole..he said "your dome light in your car is on.If you unlock the car door I will turn it off. I pushed my door button on my car keys and he turned it off and I locked the car. (I have a security screen door and keep it locked.) Back to bed...The phone rings again .I thought it was a neighbor. It was the alarm company again saying " you gave the wrong password and we run a strict organization here so we called the police." THEN I remembered the password after he said " I will mail you your password"

Now I will receive a bill for $150.00 for a false alarm...even though I pay $35.00 a year for a permit to the city...at least I know what I pay the alarm company each month works....
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:34 AM   #4
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I just got a van with the panic alarm on the key. Never thought to use it like that. What great advice. Thanks JoAnn!!!!
Dove- It stinks to pay 150$ but at least you know the security company is doing their job.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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good idea , thanks for posting it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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That's a really good idea.

I use the panic button on my remote to find my car in mall parking lots because I usually don't remember where I left it. Fortunately, I don't go to the mall often.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Great idea Miss JoAnn

Andy I've never forgotten where I parked my car..but if I ever do, I hope I remember your idea

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #8
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Thanks, JoAnn. Neither of our cars has the feature described in the hint. If Buck and I ever get a car with that capability, I'll try to remember this safety tip. It's a very good idea.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:45 AM   #9
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if you have a House Alarm, all you need to is intercept the Tamper CCT, and then extend the wire to a switch next to your bed.

it`ll do exactly the same thing for those that don`t have a car or that function OR (as in our case) the key won`t transmit that distance.

if you need any help on How to do this, let me know, it`s REALLY easy!
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #10
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We have a real cheap and simple car alarm on our mini van. If you get too close it goes "arp! arp!".
The one on our house goes "Ooooo!"

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