6 Crucial Reasons To Lock Up Your Home at Night

It has become commonplace for people all over the country to lock their doors at night. But why do people lock their doors when they are in for the night? It seems almost counter intuitive until you realize that there are some very good reasons to lock your doors at night.

Protection From Criminals

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The most obvious reason to lock your doors at night is to protect you and your family while you sleep. Reliable companies can install locking systems for your doors that will keep intruders out while keeping your family safe.

Dissuade Unwelcome Guests

If you read the newspapers from all over the country, you will see some strange stories about people who would wander into strangers’ homes in the middle of the night. Sometimes these strangers are on drugs or alcohol and may not realize that they are wandering into someone else’s home. No matter how innocent it may seem, you do not want to leave your home open for people who want to wander in and look around.

Keep Your Children Inside House

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Small children can sometimes reach the doorknob on your outside doors, but they cannot reach the deadbolt and locks that are higher up on the door. Some children like to get up in the middle of the night and wander around. To keep your children safe and keep them in your home, you need to lock your doors and keep your children secure.

Protect Sleepwalkers

According to the National Sleep Foundation, it is estimated that anywhere from one to 15 percent of the American population sleepwalks. As of 2014, that means that anywhere from 3,139,000 to 47,085,000 Americans get up in the middle of the night and walk in their sleep. By locking the doors of your home, you are preventing sleepwalking family members from getting outside the home and harming themselves.

Enforce Curfews

Some parents find it effective to enforce curfews on their teenagers by locking the doors after hours and forcing the children to wake the parents to get into the house. This could prove to be an effective way to prevent your teenager from staying out late.

Keeping Out The Elements

For many homes, locking the deadbolt on an outside door means having the door shut as tightly as it can be shut and protecting the home from the elements.

Locking your doors at night may have become a habit, but you may not know why. Once you understand the crucial reason for locking your doors at night, you will make it your goal to lock up on a regular basis before going to bed.

Author Bio: April Labarron is a native of Southern California. She has her BA in English/Literature from MSJC in Menifee, Ca. She views her freelance writing, not only as a career, but as her passion. Other areas of interest include; movies, food, singing, soccer, traveling, shopping and a continuous desire for learning.   She lives on her own and is accompanied by her Pomeranian named, Elvis. Her modest home is secured by Affordable Lock Services Inc. She currently resides in Temecula, CA.

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