Share this safety tip with your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents; anyone you care about.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home, or someone trying to break in to your house, just press the panic button on your car remote... 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 tip. 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 your car remote. It works if you park your car in the driveway or garage.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar 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.
This safety tip could also be useful for an emergency, such as a heart attack, when you can't reach a phone.