President’s Perspective

From Issue: 
Vol LIV No. 3, July 2010

The ‘key’ to safe sleeping.

It’s as simple as putting your car keys beside your bed at night.

Most vehicles today come with remote keyless entry. These remotes have at least a lock, unlock and panic mechanism. Your key remote can act as a security alarm system and requires no installation. Instead of putting your keys away when you get home, keep them next to you in case you hear suspicious noises outside or you hear someone trying to break in. Press the panic button for your car, (you may need to press and hold the panic button for it to sound). The alarm will go off from most rooms inside your home if you have parked in your driveway or garage, and will honk for a short length of time or until you reset it by pressing the panic button again. Do a test run to make sure you know how your panic button works.

Having your car alarm go off while someone is attempting to break into your house may act as a deterrent. This may scare the potential intruder away by attracting attention to your house. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and the intruder is not likely to want that.

However, using your remote keyless entry system should not be used as a substitution or in place of calling the police if you suspect a home intruder, or in place of installing a home alarm system.

Another great use for the panic button: Carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot, especially at night. The alarm can help to attract attention if you feel uneasy.

It can also be handy in other types of situations when you need to attract attention. It could be useful for an emergency situation while working around your house, such as cleaning the leaves from the roof gutters. Keep your keys on you, and let someone nearby know that if they hear the car alarm to come immediately.

Share this information with your friends and family – you never know when it might come in handy.

Safety, it is an Attitude

Jack Smith, President