Preventing theft or not...

United States
March 27, 2008 9:49pm CST
I once heard this saying "A locked door only serves to keep an honest person honest." Do you agree?
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@redrover (597)
• United States
28 Mar 08
If your asking if a locked door deters theft, probably not. I can't see a robber going door to door to find a house to rob. Unless you have a deadbolt it generally isn't to hard to get the door open. I have broken into my home before using a credit card.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
28 Mar 08
That is a good one and I agree to that to some extent.A lot of people are honest here because they do not have the guts to commit a crime.And I raised a discussion on this several months back.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Honestly, I think a locked door does little more than make a person feel a little more safer and or secure. Because really, even a locked door is not going to stop someone who wants to get in, even if they decided to go through that locked door. There are of course easier ways such as windows that are easily broken. Locked doors, also serve the purpose of making people who live behind them feel caged, for good or ill.
@deepti15 (1190)
• India
28 Mar 08
I agree with you that "A locked door only serves to keep an honest person honest." It's real hard nowadays to survive so everybody is picking the shorter path to success. Any person can turn theif or do something other than his/her character when he/she is in real need.
@arjun999 (1004)
• India
28 Mar 08
I agree with you. If some one is really determined to rob without caring about the result of his actions there is nothing to stop him. If the thing he wants to steal is valuable he may even break the door down if he can.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Mar 08
There is a point to that. Thieves may give up upon locks and alarms, but there are others that wont. They'll compare their skill, the reward and the risk in order to arrive at the conclusion of whether they will steal or not. And if you want less theft, offer much more deterent, both in law and in defenses. That locked door... why not electrify it? Then we'll see how many more people it'll keep out.
• Canada
28 Mar 08
I don't know about that, but a locked car does keep the dishonest people out. I make sure to keep the doors locked at all times, and I have a locked safe in my apartment. I tend to be a little paranoied at times, but it's worthit not to be taken adantage of.