Picture this: your kid playing at home. You feel safe and secure, don't you? Well, guess what? Your kid isn't as safe at home than on the street. Why? Because on the street, there are more people. The more people there are, the lesser chance for anyone to attack or kidnap your child. But at home, who's there to keep them from harm? If you were in the Philippines, chances are that you'd have a grandmother or a maid to watch over your little one. But, what can they do against a bigger, younger and stronger male? Not much I suppose.
I had the same feeling. I got into this trouble and I had that picture exactly in my mind. Once, I was told that a man came to the house. He didn't knock. He didn't say anything. All he did was look and observe. Mysterious. And scary. You wouldn't quite know how I'd felt unless you were in the same boat as I was. I couldn't sleep. I wanted to take her with me everywhere I went. Even at school, I wanted to be with her. I didn't want her out of my sight 24 hours a day.
I live in a condominium where everybody knew everybody. But then again we didn't see each other so much and I couldn't expect them to keep an eye on my daughter so often. I wanted to hire a security guard for additional safety but it spelled an expense over and above what I can afford.
Now, I realize that back then I should have gotten one of those automatic gates which I had seen on tv. Well, excuse my ignorance as it is not common here in the Philippines. Either the US automatic, Viking Access or the Apollo would have lessened my anxiety. Those gates would be controlled either from inside or outside the house without the need for a security guard. Plus it will give the additional protection from intruders who would want to get into the home. That would address my concern. The gates are so practical they could fit into the design and space in my home. And the price, it's not so much as to pay for the services of a guard for 6 months.
Why didn't I know about those gates before?