Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I'm actually a bit jealous. I hate locking doors and keeping track of (read: losing) keys. It's a largely pointless hassle, in my view. If someone really wants to get in, they're going to get in.
I'd rarely if ever lock my doors if it were just me. But my 14-year old daughter learned irrational hyper-vigilance and fear from her mom, and it freaks her out if the house isn't locked.
My wife is crazy vigilant about this stuff, like "wake up in the middle of the night and want me to check on the locks" kind of paranoid. Her parents have the alarm system, guns in the nightstands, all that. Pretty obvious how she learned it.
That said, locks aren't going to stop a determined thief, but it will stop it from being a crime of opportunity. My car wasn't locked because I'm an idiot. Our other car was locked and they ignored it.
Originally Posted by GreenFrog
When we used to live in Korea, all the apartments had electronic lock devices so you never had to carry keys. You just had to punch in a simple passcode or insert a key fob if you so desired.
This was close to a decade ago. Now I have a keychain with all these stupid fucking keys.
America lags a lot in tech in some regards.
You can buy that stuff, just most people don't for whatever reason. You can even get some with webcams, some that unlock from your phone, all sorts of stuff.