This information is from an e-mail that’s been circulating for a very long time. But there are some good tips in here, and it’s worth summarizing. This only applies if you have a remote control for a car alarm.
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.
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, the odds are the burglar or 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 the criminal won’t want that.
Remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. Maybe this could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
It is also suggested that you carry your car keys with you in case you fall outside so someone can hear the alarm and come find you.