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Do You Lock Your House Door?  
User currently offlineSRforever From Switzerland, joined Dec 2006, 129 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

I'm just watching Bowling for Columbine and Michael Moore ist just checking out Canada where nobody seems to lock their house door.

Well, I'm living in Switzerland, which lots of people seem to think of as heaven (I don't for sure) and I always lock my house door. So what about you?

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting SRforever (Thread starter):
So what about you?

Always, even though I live in a quite, crime free neighborhood.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

I can't think of one single person in this place who would leave their door unlocked...


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I am from Holland, where everyone walks on wooden shoes. We have tulips in our yards and our main concern is to protect land from the sea.

Every Sunday we go to church and our neighbours will always keep an eye on our property so to keep strangers away from our homes.

There is no need to lock our doors anytime


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

I lock the house, I lock the car, I also carry a gun. I wish I didn't have to do any of if.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Depends on what you mean, "lock your door"! Just close it, or bolt or double lock it as well? At night I just close it, but set the alarm.

I live on a terrace of six houses, right in the heart of my town. During the day if I'm out in the sun or go across the road to the shops I often leave it wide open. Not for long though.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting Paneuropean (Reply 3):
I am from Holland, where everyone walks on wooden shoes. We have tulips in our yards and our main concern is to protect land from the sea.

And most of you have "raisin" thumbs... Big grin


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Around here, if you leave it unlocked, you're asking to be burgled. It's one of those places that isn't rough, but it has many stupid people (Usually with ASBOs)

User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

In Montana...don't need to.

In Arizona...the door is auto-lock.

Lucas


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1997 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).


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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

For those of you that answer no.

Your address would be appreciated.  Wink


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
Front door yes (although I've found it unlocked in the morning occasionally,

Yep, those one night stands can be SO careless when they leave . . .


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

All the time, car as well.




-NWA742


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 11):
Yep, those one night stands can be SO careless when they leave . . .

Don't you know it! But at least I didn't have to cook 'em breakfast.  Wink



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Yeah, I do now. When I was growing up we never did.

User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1984 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.


User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1970 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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User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1950 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 !

Claire


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Doors are locked when we're not home. When I'm home alone I try to remember to lock 'em, but I don't worry too much if I forget... the dogs keep a pretty good eye on me.

User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Always locked.... I always lock my car too, even when it's in my own locked garage  yes 

Of course with keyless entry it's just habit.



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

In general, yes. But we dont worry about it to much.

When I was in College in Chico, we didnt even have keys to the front door. Kinda Funny


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1993 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1891 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.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1878 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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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1864 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.


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1857 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.  Wink

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 Wink) 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.

Hey, This is what guard Dogs are For!  Smile



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25 HAWK21M : My Apartment door has four locks, A double door & a alarm. The Thief will probably get tired trying. regds MEL
26 Post contains images Skidmarks : We usually lock the front door if we go out or at night. Doesn't matter if you forget, there is so little theft here. The backdoor is usually left ope
27 QFA380 : We never lock our doors, they're usually wide open for the dog. We used to leave the garage open but then we got a car that couldn't be replaced so ou
28 Cedars747 : It's not necessary here in Tromsø-Norway.Many times we sleep without locking the door! Alex!!!
29 Agill : I try to remember to lock the door when I go inside so I know where I put the keys. But quite often forget I forget.
30 MCOflyer : I lock my door all the time. Rockledge, FL may be crime free, but I prefer to keep it locked for the safe side. Safety first is what my mom always say
31 Gunsontheroof : Nope. The front door might get locked on occassion, but the side door is always open. Olympia is a pretty safe place. That said, stay away from my hou
32 Post contains links and images Flipdewaf : My door at the house in bath locks by its self when you close it but the house in yorkshire cant be found so there is no need to lock it. And what wit
33 Post contains images Daleaholic : Unless I'm near the door or able to hear it. It's always locked, day and night, every door is. We have an alarm which monitors all our outside doors a
34 KSYR : We lock our front, back, side, garage doors. Robbery is pretty common in Fayetteville, and you never can be too careful.
35 Post contains images FighterPilot : We don't lock our house door, or vehicles doors. But I live in a town of 3500 where you know everyone so..... Cal
36 Post contains images Kaddyuk : I dont have a house to lock...
37 Post contains images TheCol : I think it's safe to say that most Canadians keep their door's locked these days.
38 BigOrange : Most nights we lock the doors and if we are going to work we lock them, but if we are just running to the store or going out for dinner we don't lock
39 Post contains images TransIsland : I was in Guatemala about 20-25 years ago, staying with friends who lived in a house that didn't have a door! However, at about the same time nobody i
40 A380US : well i dont necissarily lock it all the time but my adress is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW D.C., US you should stop by some time
41 ScarletHarlot : We always keep the doors locked, except if we're out working in the yard. We also put the alarm on at night. We live in a nice semi-rural neighbourhoo
42 FlyMIA : Daytime no as long as there is someone in the house the back entrance to the house is always unlocked. But at night all doors are locked at the last p
43 LTU932 : Even though there's a small police station about 50 metres from my house, we ALWAYS lock the front gate, the door, and also the garage gate.
44 Post contains images FighterPilot : Ahhh Good Ol' T-Bay Cal
45 ManuCH : I always lock the house door and the car, but I know several people who don't, just because of the principle of not wanting to acknowledge that times
46 Glydrflyr : 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C Please be polite to the armed guys in those little houses at the driveway. They won't let me in anymore. S
47 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Times do change, don't they... Though I guess I can consider myself lucky, since I live in a safe neighborhood in the middle of nowhere... The front
48 Post contains images Mika : Just throw out some amenities through the window and i'm sure she'll be ok
49 Post contains images Vaporlock : Always........ Phyllis
50 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Dang, Carmen, your neighbourhood is in the middle of nowhere - and is surrounded by a wall with barbed wire? What is it like outside your neighbourho
51 Post contains images YYZflyer : Ours is always locked, even if it's open but not shut. When I unlock the door I open it then re-lock it.
52 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : The Panamerican Highway It's "middle of nowhere" because it's not located in a metropolitan area, but the highway is very busy.
53 AMERICAN757 : we almost never do unless were going to be gone more than a day. i feel safe enough to leave my keys in my car (cause it's in the garage) too. i think
54 Post contains images 767Lover : Our pit bull does the job of looking tough (although at a soft age 12, not so much anymore) -- yet she is as gentle as a kitten. I lock our doors whe
55 CastleIsland : Everything locked, all the time. Period.
56 Jwenting : if it's as accurate as everything else MM thinks up (inclusing the rest of that movie and all his others), most likely all Canadians place multiple l
57 TuffGong : When I lived at home (about 3 months ago) we never ever locked our doors, I didn't even know we had a key for our front door until a few weeks ago whe
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