None of us neighbours know each other, never even see each other, as there's several doors to get into the complex and we all just use the closest one to us. But in the last 2 days, there has been a lot of commotion in the stairwells, lots of people talking to each other, especially to me, all talking about all the break-ins and thefts in this building recently (oh so many! ) what we're going to do, giving security tips etc.
So now, my house has all new locks, my car has a new ignition barrel, I have an imitation security camera on the balcony, security stickers on the doors, I have those plastic thingys on the screen doors, dowels in the door/window tracks, patio locks, I have a chain thingy to go on the front door, window alarms, a baseball bat (honestly what am I going to do with that LOL) and my friends hubby who put up the camera is going to buy me a sensor light for the balcony. I'd love to say it's all overkill, but after finding out just how many of my neighbours have had things stolen from their houses/garages, they're all fairly appropriate measures unfortunately.
Hopefully I'll have a better night tonight. The kids have gone to bed in their beds without complaint (so far), and they're feeling very positive about the security measures we've put in place, which is good.
Thanks all for your support.