We live in a “Transitional” neighborhood.
Essentially, “Transitional” means there are some low-income residents driving down property values, and another group of middle-class residents taking advantage of those low property values……..like us.
My Jeep was broken into last week. Parked in the driveway, Second time in 3 years.
Not only did they take my radio…they took my jumper cables, a handful of tools, my Iphone charger, several CD’s, and my road-side emergency kit.
They left the garage door remote.
Stupid move, because there’s WAAAAAYYYYY better stuff in the garage than “slick look” tire spray and vintage road-side flares.
Our neighbor Carol, the official neighborhood Gladys Kravitz because her property is speckled with cameras that she monitors all day, was floored that we even keep our remotes in our cars. Anyone could use it to access the house. And with complete ease too…..we rarely lock the door between the kitchen and the garage. After all, we have a house alarm…and a Doberman. But still, unnerving.
It’s just not a good idea to leave a garage door remote in the car. Period
Didn’t know that there was an option other than unhooking it from the visor every time I leave the car. Monotonous, don’t cha think?
Well, there is another way……
The Chamberlain key chain remote control. Only 27 bucks on Amazon here.
In a matter of minutes, Jamie had programmed both units, one for each of us, to work with our existing garage door opener.
……and the whole little unit just hooks onto my key ring. (only slightly larger than my Jeep key)
No more leaving the garage door remotes in our cars……
I feel safer already.