When it comes to safety, there is a lot of advice out there. Some recommendations come from professionals and experts, while others are from people who have experienced, and perhaps even escaped a particular type of danger. One piece of advice warns car owners to keep their keys close to them at night because it may help deter burglars.
It is believed that a social media post originally shared by the police urged people to keep their car keys by their bed before going to bed. According to the Washington Post, if you hear someone trying to break into your home, you just need to press the emergency button on the key!
This should trigger the alarm and the horn will start to sound until you turn off the alarm or the car battery runs out. This suggestion is based on the fact that if the thief is in your home as soon as you leave the alarm, he will run away immediately. In addition, the sound will attract the attention of neighbors, and they will look out the window to see if there is any trouble. No criminal would want this.
Does it work? While this does sound like a simple trick to get criminals out of your home, it may be easier said than done. According to Snopes, this practice may not work for a couple of reasons. For one thing, not everyone will immediately assume a car alarm going off is a sign of danger. They can sometimes be set off by the tiniest things,
such as brushing a purse against the vehicle or even a cat passing by.So while your car alarm will get some attention, neighbors are more likely to close the windows to keep the sound from bothering them than actually coming to your rescue.So while your car alarm will get some attention, neighbors are more likely to close the windows to keep the sound from bothering them than actually coming to your rescue.