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27-Oct-2011 Geoffrey Gordon home

Burglary and Crime Prevention Tip

Protect your home with homeowners from Gordon Insurance and your car keysPut your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your doctor’s office, the check-out girl at the market, and everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Why keep keys next to my bed?

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.

How do I know if my keys will scare an intruder?

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’s out there and the criminal won’t want that.

Can my car alarm work anywhere else?

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; it could save a life or prevent a sexual abuse crime.

For more relevant insurance information and practical tips, visit the A. G. Gordon, Inc. website. Look for our Insurance Resources and Whiteboard Videos. Learn more specifically about your personal insurance options here.


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