Come on in!

Amra

Diabloii.Net Member
Come on in!

Both my front and back doors are unlocked. Just the screen doors are closed (but not locked). No barriers at all.

It's 12:46am on Wednesday Sept 20th, 2006.

I've no worries for my safety.
 

Kiba

Diabloii.Net Member
Feeling safe is great , knowing you are safe in a good neighborhood / community is priceless. =)
 

Amra

Diabloii.Net Member
Talga Vasternich said:
Feels great, doesn't it?
Here's to living in a safe neighborhood! :thumbsup:
I do spend a lot of time thinking about that.

I am lucky.
 

llad12

Diabloii.Net Member
Amra said:
Both my front and back doors are unlocked. Just the screen doors are closed (but not locked). No barriers at all.

It's 12:46am on Wednesday Sept 20th, 2006.

I've no worries for my safety.
I have heard the Vlad the Impaler had few problems with crime either ...
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
So you're saying it's actually all the corpses draped on my balcony that are protecting me from burglars?
 

PFS

Diabloii.Net Member
I don't know what was going through the owners mind or what his experiences with crime were but my last flat had a serious front door.

Solid Oak with a 3mm iron plate bolted to a similar plate on the other side of the door down the entire height of the lock side of the door. The doorframe on the lock side was reinforced with a steel rod and the hinge side had steel plugs (on a steel plate bolted to the wood facing the hinge) that slotted into sockets when you closed the door.

I'm glad I never lost my keys...
 

Veilside

Diabloii.Net Member
PFS said:
I don't know what was going through the owners mind or what his experiences with crime were but my last flat had a serious front door.

Solid Oak with a 3mm iron plate bolted to a similar plate on the other side of the door down the entire height of the lock side of the door. The doorframe on the lock side was reinforced with a steel rod and the hinge side had steel plugs (on a steel plate bolted to the wood facing the hinge) that slotted into sockets when you closed the door.

I'm glad I never lost my keys...
Maybe he had some problems with the cops?
 

kobold

Banned
PFS said:
I don't know what was going through the owners mind or what his experiences with crime were but my last flat had a serious front door.

Solid Oak with a 3mm iron plate bolted to a similar plate on the other side of the door down the entire height of the lock side of the door. The doorframe on the lock side was reinforced with a steel rod and the hinge side had steel plugs (on a steel plate bolted to the wood facing the hinge) that slotted into sockets when you closed the door.

I'm glad I never lost my keys...
You were living in a crack house!!
 

PFS

Diabloii.Net Member
kobold said:
You were living in a crack house!!
If it was a ****ty part of town maybe - but this was in one of the best areas of London. For a price guide a standard 2bedroom flat in the area (~700square feet) would easily set you back $600,000 (yes - 5 zeros).

The landlord was also some sort of insurance analyst.

I think (this is also based on my dealings with him) that he's just one of those paranoid types.
 

maccool

Diabloii.Net Member
I live in Philly and I never lock my doors when I'm home. I think my city's safe, we've only had 280 or so murders this year. But you can't come in.
 

kobold

Banned
PFS said:
a standard 2bedroom flat in the area (~700square feet) would easily set you back $600,000
That is pretty darn scary in itself. My house is ~3,000 square feet, sure as heck wasn't $600,000.

Another advantage to living in the boonies, I guess.

We frequently leave our doors open too.
 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
PFS said:
I don't know what was going through the owners mind or what his experiences with crime were but my last flat had a serious front door.

Solid Oak with a 3mm iron plate bolted to a similar plate on the other side of the door down the entire height of the lock side of the door. The doorframe on the lock side was reinforced with a steel rod and the hinge side had steel plugs (on a steel plate bolted to the wood facing the hinge) that slotted into sockets when you closed the door.

I'm glad I never lost my keys...
Yeah, but I'll bet that right next to that massive, impregnable door was a glass window...
 

thegiantturtle

Diabloii.Net Member
Amra said:
Both my front and back doors are unlocked. Just the screen doors are closed (but not locked). No barriers at all.

It's 12:46am on Wednesday Sept 20th, 2006.

I've no worries for my safety.
I probably would have things set up the same way, but my wife is ridiculously paranoid. I blame her Dad. If he goes out front to work on a car, mow the lawn, or paint the walkway (no more than 5 feet from the front door), he locks both the knob and the deadbolt. This is in a neighborhood where more deer have broken through sliding glass doors, then burglars have broken into houses. My parents live (literally) 100 meters away, and they haven't locked their deadbolt in 5 years.

Granted, my wife and I currently live in a neighborhood where many people have bars on their basement windows, and a few months ago, the middle school serving our neighborhood made national news when two bodies were found there after being killed by the MS-13 gang, but there hasn't been anything at all in the police blotter in our neighborhood since we moved in in December and the bodies were obviously killed elsewhere and dumped (we're just off 2 major highways). Overall, I think paranoia is more dangerous than any area. If someone targets my house, they're going to get in no matter whether the doors are locked or not.

EDIT: yay for hickup glitch that makes superdave's icon huge again!
 

RevenantsKnight

Diabloii.Net Member
I almost always lock my door...though I could probably get away without it. Just something for peace of mind, I guess.

thegiantturtle said:
EDIT: yay for hickup glitch that makes superdave's icon huge again!
No glitch...blame certain mods for that one. :tongue:
 
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