Use the Car Alarm
Ken from North Carolina recently offered an excellent tip on deterring intruders; keep your car keys, with the automatic key fob attached, next to your bed. If you believe your home is being broken into, set off the panic button. The noise and lights should scare off a burglar and alert your neighbors, who you should know and have coordinated with to some degree.
This can also work if you perceive a threat when away from your home. It won’t dissuade a determined attack by someone with hate in the heart, but it just might bring enough attention to the situation to run off some criminals.
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