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PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT
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Posted on 01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST by flyover

PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, 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. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. PLS. PASS THIS ON EVEN IF YOU'VE READ IT BEFORE.IT'S A REMINDER. PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, 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.

Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.

PLS. PASS THIS ON EVEN IF YOU'VE READ IT BEFORE. IT'S A REMINDER.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: bed; carkeys; homeinvasion; homesecurity; keys; panicbutton; security; securityalarm; vanity
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1 posted on 01/08/2013 9:54:50 AM PST by flyover
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To: flyover

That a rack my 870


2 posted on 01/08/2013 9:56:34 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: flyover

Great, now the opossums getting into the neighbor’s trash are going to keep me awake most nights.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 9:56:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: flyover

That actually is a good idea.

My wife carries her keys in her pocket all the time, and manages to “pocket-alarm” the car regularly, which is quite disturbing if you are standing in the garage when she does it.

She also pocket-locks the car, and if I’m around and here the locks click, I try to get away from the car before she accidentally hits the alarm button.

Because then she’ll dig around, and likely pick the wrong fob, and set off the OTHER car alarm.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 9:56:55 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: flyover

Well...yes, I already place my keys on the bedside nightstand......right with my 1911 and two extra Wilson Combat 8 round mags......


5 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: flyover

Not a bad idea really.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: flyover

Put a handgun in a fast-open safe by the bed.
Duh.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:49 AM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: flyover

And if you don’t have a panic button, throw your keys at the perp.. You have ONE shot. LOL


8 posted on 01/08/2013 9:58:17 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes it is, and I’ll tell my daughter....it is also something to think about for a sort of “medic-alert” kind of thing....Older people should keep them with them and if they get hurt or fall down, they can hit the panic button on the car.....


9 posted on 01/08/2013 10:00:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: al baby
That a rack my 870

I just have to know what that was supposed to mean.

10 posted on 01/08/2013 10:00:49 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: flyover

It depends on how far away your bedroom is from the car and how many walls are between the bedroom and the car. And is the car in the garage or not.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 10:03:10 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: flyover

If you have cats and they walk on it and set them off unintentionally well, I guess it is still worth it ( been their done that LOL !!!!)....


12 posted on 01/08/2013 10:03:51 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: flyover

My Lhasa Apso dog has very keen hearing and will bark at the slightest strange noise. There is no better intruder alarm to give you enough time to grab your weapon, than a good watchdog.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 10:05:34 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: flyover

You can sure tell I haven’t posted much recently. Sorry about the multiple entrees.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 10:06:05 AM PST by flyover
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Model 870
15 posted on 01/08/2013 10:06:28 AM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: flyover
Thanks, but I'll keep my CZ75B on my nightstand.

I keep my car keys under my bed. That way I have no choice but to spend at least a few seconds on my knees every morning before I go to work :-)

16 posted on 01/08/2013 10:06:46 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: flyover

And (here’s the real bonus), if you sleep walk, now you can sleep drive !! :-)


17 posted on 01/08/2013 10:07:26 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t think my car has that feature.

The other night at 3 am, the Dobe went bananas at the window so I just opened the front door for him.

He silently ran the perimeter several times and nothing was there [that I saw] so I assume it was just the infernal neighborhood cat again.

[he was so disappointed]


18 posted on 01/08/2013 10:08:34 AM PST by Salamander (Nothing says 'Welcome to my home!' like snakes.)
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To: taildragger

“If you have cats and they walk on it”

I have to girlz. One night I left the TV remote control on the floor. Don’t know what they did, but next day I turned it on and had nothing! Took me an hour to figure out how to get it working again!


19 posted on 01/08/2013 10:08:53 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: flyover

I have a Mossberg 500 next to my bed. It has (in order of use) two rounds of #9 birdshot, two rounds of 00 buckshot, and one magnum slug. I figure if I get down to using the fifth round then someone has it coming to them.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 10:10:42 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Nothing is more embarrassing than standing in a parking lot with a cart full of groceries to be put in the trunk and you hit the panic button by mistake instead of the trunk release. Everybody turns around and looks at you and they know what you did.......................


21 posted on 01/08/2013 10:12:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Salamander

I live in a town where we leave our doors unlocked and my car keys in the ignition.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 10:12:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: flyover

My car keys stay by my wallet and watch on the valet box near the door. By the bed is a gun, much more useful than a panic button.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:02 AM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

i kind of got the “then who waz phone?” feeling from that post as well.


24 posted on 01/08/2013 10:13:50 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: flyover

I keep mine within arm’s reach anyway. If the house catches on fire and I have to bail out the window (down the chain ladder) with the family, at least they will have a place to get warm—if I have the keys.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 10:15:22 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“to” should be “two.”
I’m referring to two tutus too!


26 posted on 01/08/2013 10:15:46 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MeganC

I’ve got 00 buckshot all up and down in mine. I figure if someone’s entered my locked house at night, then someone has it coming to them.

Magnum slug, you say....


27 posted on 01/08/2013 10:17:45 AM PST by MarDav
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To: flyover

Must be for people with fancy cars and FOBS.

My forward operating base is not near home.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 10:18:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: flyover

Thanks!


29 posted on 01/08/2013 10:18:31 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: flyover

Gunshot wound should scare them off just fine. If I can reach my car keys, I can reach my 1911. Plus, car keys ain’t gonna help much if you don’t wake up ‘til they’re already in the house.

My truck doesn’t have one of those panic buttons anyway.

SnakeDoc


30 posted on 01/08/2013 10:19:23 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: Gaffer

My keys, one of my 2 1911 Kimbers (plus 3-5 Wilson Combat Mags w/ 230gr HPs) and Mr Remy 870 are at-hand, plus the building is well-secured w/ alarm system on in-house battery back-up. Had to raise the motion sensors 14”, since cats’ tails would set them off. LOL.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 10:20:35 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Salamander

My Dobe runs the perimeter constantly. Smart dogs.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 10:21:14 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I love your wife...she reminds me so much of mine! (J/K! We both know *I’m* the one who does the “pocket alarm!”)


33 posted on 01/08/2013 10:22:36 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: flyover

All it’s gonna do is scare the carp out of the raccoons


34 posted on 01/08/2013 10:22:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: ctdonath2

which safe do you recommend?


35 posted on 01/08/2013 10:23:38 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: MeganC

Google wax slugs.


36 posted on 01/08/2013 10:24:15 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: flyover
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.

My dog hears this stuff long before I can and makes almost as much noise. ;-)

37 posted on 01/08/2013 10:26:35 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: flyover
Just beware of the Car Key Gnomes


38 posted on 01/08/2013 10:27:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
I live in a town where we leave our doors unlocked and my car keys in the ignition.

I grew up that way. When I went to college in the big city, I quickly learned to lock the doors. I wasn't quite as quick learning to take the keys out of the ignition.

I did get quite good at opening my locked car door. Once on the Staten Island Ferry, I learned many new cuss words as I tried to open that door after we docked at Manhattan.

39 posted on 01/08/2013 10:30:14 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: flyover

Not a bad idea, I’ll keep them near the Mossberg.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 10:34:15 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: llevrok
if you sleep walk, now you can sleep drive !! :-)
i do that every night, to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries...
crossing the Bridge (approaches :) @ I-75 / Kentucky River 75mph...


Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGBDWER-wUI

41 posted on 01/08/2013 10:35:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: flyover

Alarms aren’t a bad thing, but I wouldn’t be overly reliant on it. First, people are accustomed to car alarms going off and aren’t going to come running.

If the intruder intends to do you harm, they understand that you likely tripped the car alarm and they also know how to turn it off with the same key fob.

I had a 100 lb dog that hated strangers and had tremendously powerful jaws(I really miss him). I considered him to be my 10 second warning. He might have scared an intruder or worse, but I assumed that a serious intruder would kill him, but that I would have gotten my 10 seconds to react.

In reading reports on home invasions, women are most likely to be the victims of what I would call armed and motivated attackers who may not even care about getting caught, but relish the idea of the woman feeling totally defenseless and frightened... like the look in her eyes when he picks up the key fob and turns off the alarm.

So yea, great idea, as long as you also have an active means of defense.


42 posted on 01/08/2013 10:36:28 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MarDav

“Magnum slug, you say....”

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&gs_mss=12ga%20ma&cp=12&gs_id=1a&xhr=t&q=12+ga+magnum+slug&pf=p&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=12ga+magnum+&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1357316858,d.cGE&fp=4d71a743f2d6a4b6&biw=1079&bih=742


43 posted on 01/08/2013 10:37:55 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I consider it my moral duty to kill any piece of trash who would break into my house. It saves the next victims from becoming victims at all.


44 posted on 01/08/2013 10:38:32 AM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: llevrok; All
ever better....
Conan, the Barbarian theme

Carl orff -Carmina Burana /Koninklijke Chorale Cæcilia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPjy55Y6hWU


45 posted on 01/08/2013 10:39:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
That a rack my 870
I just have to know what that was supposed to mean.

Running the slide on a 870 model Remington shotgun back and closed to make that distinctive sound that says "I'm loaded and ready for war". It makes most people stop and think about what they are going to do next.

Regards,
GtG

46 posted on 01/08/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: flyover

My keys are in my pants pocket. My gun is beside the bed. The 5 D cell Mag light is at the bottom of the stairs - dogs everywhere.

I don’t think I need the panic button.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 10:45:51 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: flyover

I’d rather grab my Number Tac II with 230 grain JHP by Hornady and move to cover.


48 posted on 01/08/2013 10:46:02 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: flyover

I’d rather grab my Number Tac II with 230 grain JHP by Hornady and move to cover.

While covered take my 1,000 lumen flashlight and aim it toward the door with one hand and gun in the other.

They will die blind and shocked.


49 posted on 01/08/2013 10:47:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Gaffer

Ditto. I keep cars in two locations. My van at the South side of the house & barn and my pickup in the north end carport. I keep both fob’s on my night stand along with my SR 40 Ruger. Each location has a dusk to dawn light, motion sensor lights, (the south motion sensor light by the barn shoots light right into my bedroom when it is triggered, I have pinged the car alarms more than once. Occasionally when the motion sensor light gets activated, usually by a four legged critter, once by a Barred Owl. We’ve had two break-ins, none since I started using the car alarms in this fashion.


50 posted on 01/08/2013 10:52:15 AM PST by bigfootbob
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