There’s a lot to consider when you’re installing a home security system for the first time. You’ve got to think carefully about the entirety of your residence, which spaces require the most protection and which are the most vulnerable, how visible you want separate components of your system to be to outside observers, etc. No matter how you decide to lay out your security system, though, the process isn’t complete until you’ve determined how to strategically integrate panic buttons into your house. Our two button panic remote is small and discrete, but has the power to arm and disarm your security system from a range of up to 50 feet. It also features a panic mode that you can use to send a distress signal to the local authorities as well as Protect America’s monitoring service. Check out our list of the best places to distribute these around your house to ensure that you always have the capacity to send a distress signal if needed.

The bedroom

This one’s kind of a no-brainer. Between sleeping, lounging, reading and getting ready for the day, you spend a ton of time in the bedroom. Keeping a two button panic remote in your room can help make certain that you’ll always be able to notify the proper authorities in the event of an intrusion or emergency. Consider this: Most burglaries are going to occur at night, as the darkness of the evening provides a natural cover for anyone committing a crime of opportunity. If you awaken and hear someone in your home, one of the worst things you can do is possibly instigate a confrontation with them by going to your Simon XT Control Panel or your phone. Keeping a panic button in your bedroom means you can simply lock the door, send a distress signal and rest assured that help is on the way.

The bathroom

This one may seem a bit out of place, but there’s a specific logic to it. In the event that you had to barricade yourself in a room or hide from an intruder, the bathroom would be a prime locale as it’s more likely than other rooms to have a lock on the door. Keeping a panic button in this room means that you can always contact the proper authorities if necessary. Also, if you live alone, keeping a panic button in the bathroom may provide you with a valuable way to call for help if you slip and fall in the shower or tub. Though, in all fairness, elderly people living alone or individuals caring for their elderly relatives may want to consider purchasing our medical panic pendant for this purpose, as that’s specifically what it’s designed for.

The car

This one requires some explanation. As we already stated, the remote is only capable of accessing your home security system from a range of up to 50 feet. This might make it seem as though keeping it in an inherently mobile spot is foolhardy, but that isn’t the case. Much like the bedroom or bathroom scenario, the car makes one of the best places to hide or take cover if you suspect that someone has broken into your home. Assuming it’s parked in a garage, the odds are low that an intruder would think to seek inside of the vehicle for anything. If you can make it to the car, you can use the remote to activate the panic function on your system and then drive a safe distance while you wait for help to arrive.