Security is a must for Jamaicans. These pictures reflect life as it is. You need a key to unlock the lock on the gate every time you leave or arrive home. Get out of the car, unlock the gate, pull into the carport, go close the gate, head for the apartment door, reach thru and open the lock, pull down the security pin, open the gate, enter the porch, close the gates, lock the gates, enter the house. I have included pictures of the front gates on the porch as well as the addtional locked gate to get into the entrance stairs. In addition all windows have bars on them on the inside, We have the fan in the master bedroom tied to them with a belt so we can get outside air in at night. Then there is the cochroach population which we spray for on a regular basis to assist in its removal from the planet. Just wanted to give a flavor for life in Jamaica. At night in addition to the fan in the window we also have the ceiling fan going and still the total covering consists of a sheet part of the time. Today is our second month anniversary of arriving in Jamaica. All is well. Hope everyone who reads this has a great 4th of July weekend.