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mrobinson October 21st, 2005 09:38 AM

Do you lock your doors?

Someone brought up a documentry showing casing Canada as a country that keeps their doors unlocked. When I lived in a small town, we left them unlocked all the time. In the Calgary, I always lock my door even though my neighbours don't. I'm hoping for a light-hearted poll will answer if that movie was incorrect or not.

:cheer: :cheer:

MamaBx3 October 21st, 2005 09:55 AM

We lock them when we leave, and when it starts to get dark at night.

My boyfriend's mom NEVER locks their doors. :confused:

~Cupcake~ October 21st, 2005 11:39 AM

We lock them all the time and we set the alarm too! There are too many crazy people out there and a home invasion can happen in broad daylight. Are you referring to that Michael Moore Doc where he went into people's houses whose doors were open?

chlodoll October 21st, 2005 11:47 AM

That was in Bowling for Colombine. I thought the funniest part was that once he opened the doors no one got angry!

Well I live in a big city but in a pretty safe neighbourhood so we lock them when we goto sleep and when we go out.

PIXIEDUST October 21st, 2005 11:59 AM

we lock all the time..there isn't a high crime rate here but still can't be too cautious

nat81 October 21st, 2005 12:11 PM

I used to live downtown Toronto and my parents made me promise them that I would always lock my door... now it's a habit and a good one, I would think!

mrobinson October 21st, 2005 03:15 PM

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Originally posted by nat81@Oct 21 2005, 01:11 PM
I used to live downtown Toronto and my parents made me promise them that I would always lock my door... now it's a habit and a good one, I would think!
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Same!! Darcy and I lived in a small apartment for years here in Calgary... I'm just in the habit now.

mrobinson October 21st, 2005 03:20 PM

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Originally posted by chlodoll@Oct 21 2005, 12:47 PM
That was in Bowling for Colombine. I thought the funniest part was that once he opened the doors no one got angry!
LOL - I know. The funny thing is, I don't really know anyone anymore that doesn't lock up. When I was little, in Ft. McMurray and in Sylvan Lake, it wasn't as much of an issue. Both places are much bigger and now, in Calgary, I think it's just better to be cautious. (I mean, it's not like we all live with guns ######ed and ready... just a little more cautious...)

chlodoll October 21st, 2005 03:35 PM

No matter where I have lived we never lock them in the day. Someone is always home. But I couldnt imagine why someone would leave them unlocked while they are out!

At my new apartment the door will be locked all the time!!!! I have seen my neighbours and who lives in the building and it looks like they need to be!!

#5in2005 October 22nd, 2005 07:10 AM

I always lock my doors at night, and if we're both gone during the day we lock them less than half the time I think.

Maybe it would be different if we lived in town, but we don't.

Jody October 22nd, 2005 11:28 AM

We lock them at night and when no one is home.

_Brandy_ October 23rd, 2005 09:08 AM

They are always locked. Everyone I know that lives here keeps theirs locked at all times too.

Natural Blessings October 23rd, 2005 11:27 AM

I usually lock them when I leave unless I'm not going to be gone long or if I know someone doesn't have their key. They're rarely locked at night.

At my moms they only lock the doors at night. When we'd leave on vacation they never locked the doors then. The house has never been broken into.

If a person really wants to get in a lock isn't going to stop them.

Miranda and Maria's mommy October 23rd, 2005 02:19 PM

I used to live in the Toronto Area and ALWAYS would lock every door and window all the time.
ow that we've moved to Kamloops--much smaller town...we lock them at night or when we aren't home, but during the day when we are home, we don't...

chlodoll October 23rd, 2005 04:06 PM

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Originally posted by Natural Blessings@Oct 23 2005, 02:27 PM
If a person really wants to get in a lock isn't going to stop them.
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That is true. If someone has intentions of breaking in they probably would plan ahead for the doors to be locked!

Toban October 23rd, 2005 07:16 PM

I should likely change my vote- I said when I leave - but it usually was when I leave, and at night. Now...... all the time. I nap whenever I can, and am often too busy nursing to answer the door. I just feel better when it's locked.

CanuckGal October 24th, 2005 06:54 AM

I lock my doors all the time. I've lived in a couple of big cities and bad areas that it's automatic with me now to lock the door as soon as I close it. But we never did when I lived in Bracebridge with my parents, we would go away for the weekend and not lock it.

I just feel safer now knowing that at least I would hear something if someone was trying to get in and maybe have a chance to protect myself if they checked the door first and then tried to get in another way.

Jellybean74 October 25th, 2005 08:59 AM

I keep mine locked all of the time. We live in an apartment and I don't know how many times, our neighbours from upstairs forget which floor they live on and try to come in our apartment. lol

.H.e.a.t.h.e.r. October 26th, 2005 06:35 AM

at my house we lock them and have our security system and security cameras on 24/7 but at my parents house they only lock them at night.. sometimes not even when they go out.

Nykoal October 28th, 2005 01:11 PM

I grew up in Mississauga and we've always locked our doors ever since I was 9 and a stranger walked into our house thinking it was his. Even though I live in a very safe neighbourhood and in a good part of Cambridge, I'm lock the doors at all times.


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