After one guest left my front gate slightly ajar and another absent-mindedly unlocked the front door of my house when she went up to the casita, someone entered my house during the night and stole a computer off the table right next to my sofa, where another houseguest was soundly sleeping. After that, I had bars put on all the doors and windows and I haven’t had a break-in since. Someone did crawl over my wall and into my compound and went over my other wall to enter my neighbor’s open kitchen window, however, and stole her husband’s wallet and her purse, which he dumped in my yard after extracting the cash.
And so, I’ve learned the safety of having better security than your neighbors! I keep every door and window locked, even when I am home. I can open the sliders and windows for ventilation and to see out and still be secure. And if you are wondering, no, it doesn’t feel like I’m in jail. I don’t even really notice the bars. I kept them simple on purpose, so they don’t really attract attention away from the view.
I am also careful to keep computer passwords safe and when I record them to remember them, have them in code based on personal memories which only I can figure out. Hopefully,
As for computer security, hopefully I’ve figured out the scams and delete them without opening.
There is, however, an exception to every rule. If you’d like to see how cat burglars broke in through the bars on the bathroom window, go here:
This post was in answer to: Sunday Poser: How security conscious are you?