Viral Safety Post Urges People To Take Their Car Keys To Bed At Night

Do you feel safe in your home at night? How about when you happen to be staying alone or live by yourself?

What if I told you there was an easy hack you could do to feel safer? Would you do it in a heartbeat? I sure hope so. So take note of this simple idea and start doing it ASAP.

Facebook user Mike Suddaby recently shared this idea that seems very practical and pretty simple.

He suggested for everyone to put their car keys by their bed at night. Ideally, the car keys would be in a place that you could easily reach in the middle of the night, like your bedside table. The premise of this is quite logical, really.

The keys need to be close by in case you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house.

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If this happens, 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.

He actually got this tip from a neighborhood watch coordinator.

And I've got to say, it sounds pretty smart to me. Doesn't it make sense to you too? I can't be the only one thinking this. Let's look more into it, shall we?

Let's look at it this way.

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Next time you come home for the night, and you start to put your keys away, think of this — your car keys are like a security alarm system. You already have this at your disposal.

So you don't even need to install anything.

It will go off from almost 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.

Go ahead, test it! It should work whether you park in your driveway or garage.

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The idea is that if your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar or intruder won't stick around once they hear the sound.

Also, if your car alarm stays on for too long, chances are it might irritate your neighbors, and they may want to investigate.

This idea should scare off the intruder even more. So this might not be a bad idea to initiate.

You should also remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot.

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The alarm can work the same way there. So if anybody suspicious is following you, you can activate the alarm to scare them off.

You can also use this in case of any emergency.

For example, if you happen to fall and you can't get up. When you have your car keys in your pocket, you can activate the alarm that way. Somebody will surely hear it and may come to rescue you.

If they can't come themselves, they could alert the authorities to come out and check things out.

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It could be an important step in helping somebody should anything bad happen to them. I think that sounds like a very helpful idea.

Imagine if you found yourself in that kind of situation.

Wouldn't it be more reassuring that you had your car keys with you in your pocket? So get into a habit of carrying them around. You can do it with the spare key if you're worried about losing your keys.

It would also work well for an older person.

This person commented that they suggested this idea to their mom. That way, she can keep an eye out for her husband. Should he fall outside, he can just activate the button, and she would hear the alarm.

I think something like this would give me peace of mind.

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Not only is it something I would do myself, but I would suggest it to my folks. I would feel a lot better knowing they have each other's backs like this.

Don't you think this is an awesome safety tip?

The poster suggested that we all share it with anyone we know. You never know, this idea could save someone's life one day. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.