Imagine that you are awoken by the sound of someone trying to break into your home. You are terrified, and realize that you are in very real danger. You know that you have no security system to protect you and summon help, so what do you do? Well, most people would only panic and call 911, which will summon help… eventually, and should be done no matter what. But, in the meantime as they wait for help to arrive, the vast majority of people have a security system that’s already installed and ready to perform, but they never even think about it, let alone use it.
It’s their vehicle (actually, the vehicle’s security feature).
Almost all vehicles today come with a remote control device to lock and unlock the vehicle’s doors. On most of those remotes, is a small button, different than the lock/unlock button (usually red with a horn icon on it), that when pressed, causes the vehicle’s horn to honk, and its lights to flash. It is commonly referred to as a ‘panic button’. It was originally designed to attract attention and help in driveways and parking lots, but the alarm feature work just as well at home.
Simply start keeping your car keys (with the remote) on your night stand when you go to bed. If you think that someone is trying to break into your home, or if you hear suspicious noises outside your house, press and hold the panic alarm button on your vehicle’s remote for five-ten seconds. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house, and will keep the vehicle’s horn honking and lights flashing until your battery runs down, or until you turn it off by pressing the button on the remote again (again, press and hold for a few seconds until the alarm shuts off). And, it works whether you park in your driveway, or your garage!
If your vehicle alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your home, odds are that the burglar, rapist or murderer won’t stick around, and after a few seconds of so much racket, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who’s out there, possibly becoming eye witnesses. You can be real sure that criminals don’t want that. Try it, to make sure that it works before you rely on it. Just remember that you must press the alarm button again to turn it off.
The Northern Star feels this is something that should really be shared with everyone, to help a lot more people feel more confident and secure in their homes, and that it may even help to save a life.
Please share this post with everyone you know, and help others to feel, and be, safe.