Home safety is a must nowadays, house robberies occur here and there, carnapping is rampant, even telephone cable lines are subjects of these thefts.
I grew up in a home without any fence; although there are some houses enclosed with pales made of bamboo, only for the purpose of protecting their vegetable gardens from dogs and cows. Living then is simple, secured and has nothing to worry about being robbed. Time has changed, poverty and illiteracy increased crime rates. Safety is always on top priority in every home these days.
Six years ago, our community area became the target of these burglars. They attack in different modus operandi. These housebreakers called Akyat-bahay attacks even in broad daylight. What is more frightening is that they do not think twice to kill. My husband and I decided to let our house be installed of window grills, double gates, and double door locks. We replaced our old padlocks with zinc alloy padlocks. These padlocks will make the bolt cutters sweat .
|Zinc Alloy Padlock|
|the second gate inside the garage|
|side gate also inside|
|our dirty kitchen|
Our neighbor next door aside from installing double gates, also installed a burglar alarm, which sounds like a school bell to mark recess time, hehe.
I also keep on reminding my househelp not to entertain phone calls from people she does not know especially when we are out, even if these caller will tell her that we will send them over because definitely we will not do that. When somebody knocks on the gate, do not open nor get near it, talk away from them. Never divulge informations of our whereabouts and the time that we will get home. I emphasize to them that it will also be for their safety.