How secure are you?

@suzzy3 (8362)
December 19, 2008 4:41pm CST
Do you lock up your doors and windows?Do you leave a small window open?Have you ever been burgled?When I sit in doors I keep my door locked as so many people have be done over in my area.one friend was burgled while she was in bed, another got broke into during the day while she was at work.Our area is a nice area and I suppose thats what brings the thieves in I suppose,we have a six foot fence blocking us off now.How do you feel about having to live under siege?Not nice is it but you have to keep yourself safe especially when you live in a remote place.
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• United States
20 Dec 08
I ve had someone break into my car before, but never my home. I lock all of my doors and windows and I suppose I feel pretty secure. A policeman lives on my street just a couple of houses down, and other than a few older couples every one on the street has children. When i did live in a neighborhood that wasn't very safe I slept with a knife under my mattress, but I have basically always felt safe wherever I have lived.
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20 Dec 08
When I am watching television and seen lots of news about burglars and people were even killed in their own bed by burglars when they tried to do something like calling the police. It really made me worried everyday leaving the house to go to work even if it's locked but it's easily can be broke in by burglars, and even on a daytime when I am sleeping in bed it made me scared of sleeping alone because of the fear that somebody might broke in the house.
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
where we are situated right now, there is no problem about burglary and facing the danger of whatever lost with whoever comes into the apartment if we failed to lock doors and windows before dozing off at night. but this problem is highly felt at the farm. i can say that i found it weird that people in the remote areas are less trustworthy. i used to believe that farm people are the more honest and trustworthy ones because, they do not feel the pressure of earning so much more as they can easily grow plants, plant food, trees, fruit trees and fowls, small and large animals for a steady supply of food which requires no money for buying. in fact, selling them at the marketplace alone, will produce the needed amount to buy almost anything that the family may need. i know this for a fact because, i grew up in a farm and everything the family needed was ably financed by the income from the farms. then again, when i stopped taking up white collar jobs, i was down bent in farm work, too. this was the time when i realized that to be farming is much more gainful than working in an office as a common employee. so relative to this, i cannot see any valid reason why people in the remote places are the ones whom we should be wary of. for me, they are the ones who have the power to produce almost everything that they are bent on, only it will really require hard and honest work. however, the fruits of honest hard labor are so, so very, very sweet - how i love to savor it. yes, i understand what you mean that there is a need to fend for yourself just so as to feel safe from the clutches of those kind of men that hound around us because, this is what i have to do when i am in the farm.
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@suzzy3 (8362)
20 Dec 08
The people living here are nice and trustworthy it is the people who travel to our area who do the damage then they drive off again fast.x
• Indonesia
20 Dec 08
we only lock the fence, doors, and windows at nite b4 we go to sleep. coz the neighbourhood where i live is a quite safe till now. we used to open the fence freely, n lotz of guests in n out from our house, yet till now we r ok =) but im not asking to get robbed tho, just hope that it will always be safe at my neighbourhood.
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• United States
20 Dec 08
We keep out doors locked in the day when we are at home sitting in the living room. And, at night I try to stay awake until my daughter and brother get back from work. My daughter works with her uncle 3 nights a week and I am here at the house with my 3 year old grandaughter and my 84 year old Mother. My mother can't hear good at all and when she goes to sleep at night, I find myself afraid to go to sleep due to the someone breaking in. Some nights I think I hear someone outside and I surely can't sleep.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Sorry, but a six foot fence won't stop them. I was sitting on my back deck one day and a guy jumped my six foot fence. He came to a quick stop though when my two BIG dogs, one of which was a german shepherd, stepped in front of me to protect me and started snarling at him. He said "what should I do?" I said go back the way you came - and quickly. LOL Two years ago while home, in broad daylight a guy opened my front door, preparing to walk right in. He was met by that same german shepherd and alot of teeth. I've never seen anyone run that fast. Sadly, I no longer have either of my big dogs. But, I still make sure to lock up at night and rarely worry about someone breaking in. And yes, I sleep with windows open at night but they would be hard ones to crawl in thru.
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
i usually make sure all doors and windows are close and locked in this time where we are in economic crisis we can't really let ourselves off guard and live things as it is. we always have to be vigilant and not let any one who is planning to do things that may harm us succeed in there plans. we have our house gate lock and keys.
@myskina (182)
• China
20 Dec 08
well , there is a special satuation in the remote places , it is cannot compare with downtown , i live in building , so don't care the windows , there have the prefect monitoring system in our residential quarters , so we don't care about that at all ` i have never been burgled before , perhaps that's above the good public order , i feel so lucky , and you friend , where are you from !? don't worry , everything is gonna be okey , you should trust your local governing bodies' power , they will do well ` and i wanna you know friend , The Christmas Day coming , maybe the thieves need more money to spend the holidays , so take it easy , that's all will be fine at last , Merry Christmas friend , best wishes for you and your friends , nice holiday ````
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
20 Dec 08
i do lock my house up at night before going to bed, we lock the doors if my wife is going to be home alone as well. where i live it is ok but not safe like that
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Hi, suzzy. It's always safer to lock our doors and windows no matter we are at home or not. In my country, i can say that most of the people are living under siege. Why? We have no choice actually, nowaday there are really many burglars. Our house has never been burgled before and i hope this will never happen to us!!! Our region is the most unsecured place in my country. Many cases of burglary, robbery, killing happened here. Many of my mom's friends were robbed and hit just in front of their house!!! My mom was even robbed when she was on the street where our house located. It's just not safety as before anymore, so it's better for us to lock up our doors whenever we come in home. In short, actually we feel safer living under siege and get used to it already. Cheers! Have a nice day and happy mylotting!