A tip I read months ago crossed my mind today. I wanted to share it because I had never heard of it and thought it was a brilliant safety tip. If you are worried about your safety in your house because you don’t have an alarm or large dog, just sleep or carry your car’s key-less entry remote or keep it next to your bed/under your pillow. If you needed a loud noise to scare off an intruder, especially effective in the middle of the night, you would hit the alarm button (you know the one your kids always hit by accident when ‘helping’ you unlock the car?). They usually work a far distance away from the vehicle…take your remote to your room and test if it works. If so, you have a free, built-in, house alarm.