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chocolatecakemakesmefat Fri 30-Sep-16 11:32:15

Posted this in aibu but thought you guys might be of more help smileI need your guys help not sure if I'm being ridiculous or not we live in a 4 in a block type flat we're upstairs and I'm terrified of being broken into I'm fine during the day but as soon as it's dark I shake like a leaf ! I didn't get to sleep last night till 1:30 am as I kept hearing little noises outside and I just can't sleep! We have 2 lock on the front door and an internal lock (can only be locked/unlocked from inside) is there anything else I could do to make our flat more secure? I've never been this bad but the area we live isn't great (lots of drug addicts and break ins lately) ! Thanks for helping I need to sleep again!

dangermouseisace Fri 30-Sep-16 18:07:39

It's quite difficult to break into an upstairs flat- ground floor flats are usually the ones being broken into as they are easier to access/get stuff out of inconspicuously. Insurance for a ground floor flat is usually more expensive as a result.

It's unusual to live in an area with 'issues' and be at risk of break ins- wealthy areas tend to be targeted more. I've always felt very safe living in 'dodgy' areas! However, if you leave things outside that advertise you have something in your flat worth stealing you might be targeted- so if you buy new tv etc don't leave the box outside waiting to be taken to the recycling etc. Make sure people can't see in your flat e.g. have net curtains/blinds if windows are accessible at all. Get window locks if you don't have them. I don't know if anyone else has any suggestions?

LapinR0se Fri 30-Sep-16 18:09:35

I had this and ended up having a bit of therapy for it. I'm not scared any more but I know it's really very hard.
You could consider doing some CBT too

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