Defense Against Crime


Using Your Car Alarm as a Protection Device and other Tips

We tend to be a very busy society, but it only takes one lapse in judgment to become another victim of crime

What will you do?

What will you do?

Here are a few car safety tips

  • You should always have your car keys ready before you get to your car. It is not safe to stand by your car looking for, or fumbling  with your keys.
  • Never ever leave valuables such as your wallet, MP3 Player, GPS System, or packages in plain sight in your car.
  • Please keep your car locked at all times. This includes when you are home, or just going to the store to get gas. You should take a second or tow to quickly scan the interior before you get in the car.
  • Keep your car in good running condition and avoid running out of gas. This not only saves you money in the long run, but also may save your life.  If you do have car trouble please consider getting an AAA Membership or have a cell phone handy where you can call someone.  Be very cautious of strangers.
  • If you are traveling and get lost do not ask a stranger for directions.  Pull into a business such as a gas station or even a fire station if necessary to seek directions.

Using the Car Alarm  Remote

If your car came equipped with a car alarm and a remote, did you know that you can use it as a personal protection device.  If your remote comes equipped with a panic button, always keep your finger on it while you are approaching your car so you can use it instantly to draw attention to urgent situation. One of the Senior Citizens in my church says she uses this feature when she can’t remember where she parked her car. (I’ve done that myself).  This keeps you for wondering around the parking lot, and becoming a potential target.

When you go to bed at night, place your car keys next to your bed.  If you hear a strange noise outside your home or hear someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car alarm. The alarm will be set off and the horn will probably scare of the person, and at least make the neighbors look to see what is happening.

This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or further criminal activity.

By Victor Swindell, owner of, a division of Swindell Enterprises. is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal protection products.



  1. Hello,
    Great article. The only problem I foresee with doing that is most people do not want to get involved. I guess it depends on where you live. I do agree with your advice.


    Comment by Tim — 29/05/2009 @ 7:07 PM

    • The major goasl are
      1) to scare the would be perp
      2) to draw attention to your house/yard

      The would be perp (unless he stays in your hood) has no idead how your neighbors will react


      Comment by peppereyes — 01/06/2009 @ 10:59 AM

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