Do you keep your doors locked when your at home?

@sharie16 (2213)
Philippines
September 19, 2008 6:27am CST
[b]Me, yes, i locked all the time even during the day and night...it's always been the case for us all in the house to take extra care...even if all residing in our house in not yet around, we always see to it that by the time we got home,we usually close and locked the doors, they just have to knock...lol how bout you? happy mylotting! God bless![/b]
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@thinksf (152)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I make it a point to lock my doors at all times as well. Even though I live in a relatively safe area of town, things still happen here. There was a shooting not too long ago at my complex and you can never be too careful. I live in a larger city though, and my grandma who lives in a small town rarely locks her doors.
@ganda8831 (816)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
Yes, we always make it a point to lock all the doors in our house. Here in my country there are alot of cases where people are killed because robbers entered the house. It's better to take cautionary measures than to die young. We also have dogs around and we have grilled gates and grilled windows. There's also someone guarding the village we are living in.
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
We also often locked the front door whether its day or night. The back door to the kitchen is the one that is open with a screen door close. We even get our slippers inside the house. It's not new to us that whenever someone leaves his slippers at the door step, after awhile our slippers are gone and nowhere to be found. We just need to have extra care nowadays. If someone has an important appointment with the family member/s, s/he just got to knock 3 times, anyways there not a problem cause I make a small noticed to the door.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
[i]Hello sharie16, Yes, we do locked all our doors and gates everytime. When I am alone in the house I make sure doors and gates are locked. There are a lot of things that will happen if you don't locked up. Someone will get in without you noticing it and will wreck havok with your life and things. It is better to be extra carefull this days. With high inflation and life is hard, you don't want to give other chance for temptation. With doors and gates lock it usually prevent someone from doing un-neccessary thing. Regards. [/i]
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
Hello sharie. They're always locked, day and night. We're always out during the day because we work. We go home at 6PM. It's safe to lock them specially that there are a lot of bad people out there nowadays. God Bless you, too!
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
19 Sep 08
The front door is usually locked even when we are at home. But the back door in the kitchen is usually open with the screen door closed, but not locked. Where I live now it's really not an issue, plus I have a 80 lb dog that keeps a watchful eye on everything around here, more so when it's just me at home. I also used to live in the country, rural area of Texas, and rarely locked my doors, even at night. However, I also have lived in big cities where I kept my door locked at all times.
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
we have three doors at home. The front door, the back door and the secret passage whenever anyone member in our family forgot the key so we could still get home in. No one knows about our secret passage. And everybody at home is aware for everyone's safety. We always kept the door locked when nobody is around at home.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
[b]hi palonghorn!it's good that you have a dog whose a watcher in your house...you realy can know if someone is coming to house...and also it's good to know that it's not an issue at your place...and your right, in cities, we really have to close door at all ties... thanks for sharing! Have a nice day! God bless! +rating![/b]
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
[b]hi worldbestwriter...sounds good that you have a secret passage...well it's really for the safety that we should always consider...thanks for sharing dear! have a nice day! God bless! +rating![/b]
@missybear (11393)
• United States
19 Sep 08
oh yeah, everything is locked. everynight before bed we check the doors and windows. i live in a big appartement complex, so there is a lot going on.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
[b]i guess so..i heard also from my friends who have lived in an apartment...there's a lot missing in their apartment, so they have to close the doors and the windows very well...and i supposed we should all do that, even in our own house, we might not know who would come in... thanks for sharing! have a nice day! God bless! +rating[/b]
@SangsTurks (1446)
• India
19 Sep 08
Yes, my mom has put me into the habit of closing the door behind me. From when i was young i am in the habit of locking the door behind me and asking "who is it" before opening the door! In a way it is nice to be safe than be sorry. You never know who might just walk in!!
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
[b]exactly...we should always think for our safety than regret in the end...thanks for sharing! Have a nice day! God bless! +rating[/b]
@slot100 (546)
• Hungary
19 Sep 08
I never lock the door..I live in such a small village, where everybody knows everybody! About 300 people live here, lol! That's why I don't really need to lock it, because everybody here's helping eachother out! So when something happens..I'll be already have been warned 3 times! And if someone still wants to breakk into my house, well then it doesn't really matter if the door's locked or not. Because he'll get in anyway! And the good thing is, is that I feel safe here, there hasn't been people breaking in here, in the last 5 years! So nothing to worry about..
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
[b]that's nice to hear...300 people, and you all knew them...wow you must have great memory...lol...anyway, that's nice to hear that you live in a safe place, hopefully that would still remain a safe place in 10-20 years or will be forever... thanks for sharing! have a nice day! God bless! +rating![/b]
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
oh yeah i do! especially when i'm all alone in our house. it's really scary so i make sure that all the doors are locked but it only happens sometimes because there's always someone left with me.=D
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
[b]yes, my friend, we should always keep our doors closed for our safety..even if were with someone, we just didn't know who might come in...thanks for sharing! Have a nice day! God bless! +rating[/b]
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Yes we always lock our doors specially when we are out.Sometimes when we are all at home , we just close the main door but don't lock it but the kitchen door is always lock.We have our dependable dog who always bark when heard voices or even just a little voice.I think dog has a good sense of hearing.They can immediately hear or even smell when something is going on.SO, even our door is not lock we feel safe with her.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
24 Sep 08
YEah, normally i will just lock my main gate, no matter where i'm in the house, but as long as i'm out of the house, i will lock up my whole house.. hehe =D Though i'm at home, but if somebody really meant to rob my house, i won't really be able to deter him/them if they have weapons.. haha =D So it's always better to keep it lock, for there might be silent stealers when we just leave our seat for just awhile..
@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I always keep my doors locked, even during the day. I live in a "safe" neighborhood, but I'm still compelled to lock up. I think it's more of a privacy issue. I don't want people just walking in at any time.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I do after it gets dark. I would do things differently if I lived in a high crime area.
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
22 Sep 08
Hi, I do keep the door locked especially when I'm alone in the house because I don't trust people who walk around or try to sell some stuff. Our door is locked all day and all night.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
22 Sep 08
yes I always lock my doors. Even if just the storm door is open I will have it locked now if I am right outside no I dont' lock my door so I can just go right back in the house.
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
when I'm the only one in the house i prefer to close and lock all the doors especially when i want to be alone or sleep during day time...i also closed the windows to make it look like that there is no one inside. During at night, before we go to bed we double check the doors and windows to make it sure that it were closed.
• Sri Lanka
22 Sep 08
When I am at home, if I stay the whole day at home, I open all the wondows. But not the doors. We as working, stays at home only during the weekends. I think our houses require fress air and sunlight. So my main intention is to circulate fresh air and sun light inside the house.
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, i keep my doors locked. We are living in bad times. There are house invasions and things like that happening all the time. People who do not lock there doors are living dangerously.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
21 Sep 08
No, we don't usually lock the doors while we're home, if I'm home by myself at night, I will keep the doors locked, I live out in the country, so if someone was lurking around no one would know it because I don't have close neighbors, so I will lock them when I'm home at night.