On the day we moved into our flat (and by moved I mean brought our 2 hockey bags and6 suit cases from our hotel to the flat), our landlord was still there doing a final ‘hoover’ (aka vacuum) of the flat so she gave us a quick tour around and pointed a few things out. Not wanting to look too new into the country we smiled and nodded when she showed us things like our drying closet? (another blog for another day) and the dishwasher we didn’t know we had (it along with the fridge, freezer and washing machine are all panelled as if they are cupboards – sneaky!) Once we got to the bedroom she pointed out bed, closet, panic alarm, then handed me a toy key for said panic alarm – I let out a nervous laugh smiling and nodding a bit more aggressively – right, toy key and panic alarms – of course!
Apparently these ‘panic’ alarms are pretty common and are essentially quick access to your house alarm and are located in bedrooms or hallways for convenience – push the big red button on the top when you are in a panic and it will set off your alarm, when you have calmed down and feel safe again stick the little key in the key shaped hole and it will turn it off (haven’t tried it yet but am sooo tempted – what if it isn’t a panic alarm, what if it opens a secret room with money and diamonds?!)
Now that we know what a panic alarm is can anyone tell me what this outlet in our bedroom for??
It’s the one beside the electrical outlet…it has three round holes in a triangle formation however I have yet to find come across a gadget or appliance with such configuration – oooh maybe there is a toy key that fits in here and unlocks the money filled diamond room!!?? Anyone??