The main thing is, , before blindly opening the door.
While ignoring the knock, you may simply decide to continue going about your normal activities inside – NOT pretending that you’re not home – not being particularly quiet.
‘Master Lock’ Door Security Bar Avoid looking out the door’s window (if it has one), but instead look out from a different or adjacent window – away from the door (they won’t see you that way).
No account hassles In the app named livechat you will not have to open any account with your existing details.The only way to start chatting is to choose the stranger you like, and click on the icon to start chatting.If you have a door chain, you could simply crack open the door to speak with the stranger through the gap.Be sure that your door chain mounting bracket is attached well with LONG screws into the door frame to help resist a ‘push in’.The point is, BEFORE just opening the door, and be prepared with a plan of action.
Remember that people can be dressed to impress but they may have ulterior motives.
The standard screws that come with a door-chain are often too short for a good secure grip. If you don’t own a firearm, consider pepper spray, or keep a baseball bat or golf club by the door, etc..
If you do not recognize or trust the stranger on the other side of the door, and especially if you feel uncomfortable or suspicious about the circumstance – just in case, why not arm yourself? It’s your life – security is a form of ‘life insurance’. Most women are not as physically strong as men, and may be vulnerable in that regard.
Mention that your husband (or father, brother, etc.) is fixing the bathroom faucet and cannot be bothered right now (or something similarly indicating that a man is at home). An intercom mounted at the outside of the front door for 2-way communication is an inexpensive and effective way to talk with the stranger at the door without actually opening the door.
A security camera will enable you to see who is at the door (and to deter a potential burglar who will also see it).
Ask who they are and what they want…and ‘interview’ the stranger through the door while you keep it closed.