AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Front door yes (although I've found it unlocked in the morning occasionally, and nothing's gone missing), but the back sliding glass door, hardly ever (since you'd have to risk life and limb to get up to the balcony).
Ronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
I'm living in one of the Canadian cities where Michael Moore has spent some time. We (my wife and I, most people we know) always lock our doors. We don't live in a dangerous neighbourhood but locking the doors just seems like the right thing to do.
My parents always locked the house when we were kids, at least at night. I guess I learned from them.
I automatically flip the lock on when I come back inside. I've often locked my wife out, trapping her in the garden which is fenced. She gets really peeved when that happens.
Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
We always kept our door locked when I lived at home in San Jose, and now that I'm here at college it bugs me no end when my roommates prop the door open with a shoe or something and forget to move it when they leave the room. I have no desire for my stuff to get stolen.
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Femme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1): Always, even though I live in a quite, crime free neighborhood.
Yup me too. On VERY odd occasions when one of us is on the way out as the other is due in, then the front door is left unlocked, but that's rare. I am the one who insists of locking both the back doors (Conservatory included) whereas he would leave the place open. Fortunately for us we also live in a quiet housing estate, but I won't take that chance !
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Well me and my roommate lost our keys about a month ago, and even then we would use it only about 50% of the time. We live in a really good part of a decent town. I used to always lock the does but my roommate at home where he used to live in Vancouver would NEVER lock the door, so out of habit I would get to the house and its unlock and basically it started from there.
The worst habit I had which I picked up from work is leaving the key in the door... We had a fuel shed that we would only unlock to go in, and lock when we leave. Every single one of us who worked there would always get complaints about us at home leaving our keys in the door.
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
I ALWAYS lock the door, even when I'm in the house! I can't hear what's going on downstairs with my CPU fan and air purifier going, so someone can easily sneak in and have a free-for-all. Front door is always locked, because that's the only way to close it; the latch is stuck open, so the door doesn't close without being locked.
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Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5928 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1936 times:
One of my friends told me recently she'd been out checking her elderly mother's house. She lives on her own in a bungalow, right smack in the middle of a nearby coastal town. This woman is one of life's harmeless old dears who somehow has reached the ripe old age of 83 without being mugged, burgled or worse. She's in the early stages of Alzheimers,and bumbles through life blissfully unaware of modern dangers, so she obviously needs constant attention.
The old dear was down the country visiting another daugher and my friend came out to check that the house was okay. She was walking round the garden and happened to notice something small on the windowsill, sitting right next to the potted plants. On closer investigation she realised it was a copy of the front door key, and, just in case any potential burglars didn't realise this, had a tag attached to it, with the words "Front door" written on it in her mother's neat handwriting.
WestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1929 times:
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 23): The old dear was down the country visiting another daugher and my friend came out to check that the house was okay. She was walking round the garden and happened to notice something small on the windowsill, sitting right next to the potted plants. On closer investigation she realised it was a copy of the front door key, and, just in case any potential burglars didn't realise this, had a tag attached to it, with the words "Front door" written on it in her mother's neat handwriting.
Wow, That's a little bit nuts even for us Canadians.
I lock my door if I leave for more than maybe 30 minutes, but If i ever forget I never think twice, and ignore the option of returning. We live in a quiet, rural, crime free area ('cept for some local crackpots ) Sometimes I don't even bother to take the keys out of the cars ignition.
Overnight the door is closed not locked or alarmed, none of the vehicles are locked either.
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