Is anyone else scared when home alone at night?

posted 5 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

brettashley :  this is a fantatsic idea.

I hate being home alone at night we live in downtonw condo now so im good but once we move into a house again i will be doing this 

Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper

I hate it too but it’s somethign I have to deal with fairly often as my husband travels a lot for work. We live on the edge of a bad neighborhood which makes me even more stressed. We really should invest in some type of security system! But in the meantime I just put on a bunch of lights upstairs and downstairs so it looks like people are up all night, triple check that everything is locked and hope for the best. I have gone so far as to sleep with a knife on the night stand when I was really freaked out.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We have a Ring doorbell and a Ring floodlight on our garage, which shows the back of the house. It’s really nice to be able to check the video from my phone when I’m in bed, and they also have an alert when they pick up motion. 

I also have Samsung SmartThings/ADT alarm with door and window sensors on the 1st floor. Again, being able to control it from my phone is really helpful. I don’t have to keep going downstairs to check to see if I remembered to alarm it. 

We have a couple lights on timers, so it always looks like people are around, and if I’m by myself I leave another one on all night.

All of those things really help in our new house, which is massive compared to anywhere else I’ve lived. I also sleep with a knife on my nightstand if I’m alone. I know it probably wouldn’t help much, but it makes me feel better. 

Post # 49
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1457 posts
Bumble bee

Nope.  I have a pistol within reasonable distance and know how to use it.   I also have a security system. 

Post # 50
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes I am afraid when my husband is not home and I am alone at night. Funny because I lived alone for many years and it did not bother me.

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