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It's an easy problem to solve, put the blinds on the outside down, tilt them slightly, open your window, sleep.

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Some (all?) blinds can be simply lifted from outside. But after reading here what someone else mentioned , - nobody's gonna do it 1)coz it would be noisy 2)and nobody would want to sneak in when we are at home


This makes more sense to me. Often we fail to find/see the simplest way out. That's why its good to speak out , like i did here.


But still I'm gonna add the 'beware of dog' sign and those 2 gizmos i read about over here(see below)
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You can also get a device, at interdiscount etc., that mimics lights from TVs.
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Who thinks of these things? Brilliant !! This will have to be in the Living room though. Not in our bedrooms

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We happen to have a small weather station on the balcony that transmits info every 15 seconds or so, and the little red light flashes. It's right next to the balcony door. If you don't know what it is, you think it's some sort of security system. One of our neighbors even asked where we bought our security system.
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Some (all?) blinds can be simply lifted from outside. But after reading here what someone else mentioned , - nobody's gonna do it 1)coz it would be noisy 2)and nobody would want to sneak in when we are at home
The heavy metal ones need machinery. It is possible, but hard to go unnoticed.

As someone who lived on a ground floor, I wouldn't.

1. I felt unsafe (at least less safe than on an upper floor)
2. Less light
3. More bugs (though we were also close to forest...)
4. not a major consideration for more modern ones but ground floor apartments are a bit colder and more mildew
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Re: Do you live on a Ground Floor apartment?

I prefer living in ground floor apartments.

- no neighbors down there complaining that you dropped something on the floor, walking in your apartment in noisy shoes etc
- no time wasted to enter and leave your home (particularly when you have to use the lift)
- I feel more secure as it's easy to leave the building in case of an emergency, I guess I'm a caveman

* the caveat, I can't ever imagine living in a ground apartment having a public pavement just next to my windows where at any moment someone can just peek into your apartment because the window is so close and on the level of the eyes
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I prefer living in ground floor apartments.

- no neighbors down there complaining that you dropped something on the floor, walking in your apartment in noisy shoes etc ....
Which exactly is the reason why I will never live on ground floor again should I move out of here. I'll go straight back to top floor, as I always did unless we occupied the entire house.

Btw. complaining is absolutely useless. If you got a tramp living above you, that's what it is. And I've had enough changes in the flat above to know that it is absolutely possible for them to live happily without driving me bonkers with noises.
At the moment I'm suffering big time. She keeps babbling about buying something of their own and I keep hoping that they will.
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