What to Take to Bed with You at Lake Chapala

April 4, 2012

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The headline was to make you curious enough to open this article, because the content could save your life or prevent a serious crime.

OK, so here's what you should take to bed with you here at Lake Chapala or almost anywhere. It's your car keys if you also have a remote activated alarm button on your key ring,,, which most of us do these days.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. 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 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!

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  • Maureen Thomson

    We don’t have a car, but we have an ADT alarm system on the house, complete with keychain panic button. You can bet my keys go to bed with me every night! I put one of those sticky hooks on the back of my nightstand and I hang my keys on it when I turn in. That way, no fumbling if I ever need them.

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