This safety tip was submitted by this writer’s dad and is wise counsel:
“Here’s a safety tip I have never considered, but I think it makes a lot of sense, especially since an intruder doesn’t know what caused it to go off.
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.”