Lock your doors and windows
This is the easiest way to keep burglars and unwanted visitors out of your home.
Be smart about who you let into your home
Sometimes even someone you have hired to work on your house can have ulterior motives.Keep valuables out of site. Even perform background checks on contractors before you begin a project.
Install a security system
A home security camera will keep tabs on people. It will help you keep an eye on unwanted visitors and behavior.
Know your neighbors
One of the best prevention measures is to watch out for each other. This is very helpful when you are away from your house.
Light the outside
Keeping the outside of your home lit is a great deterrent for criminals that want to hide in the shadows.
Be mindful of what is in your trash
Personal information, or even that new TV box may draw attention to your home.
Keep the bushes around the house trimmed
This helps eliminate hiding spots.
Think about getting a dog
Dogs will often bark when they sense unfamiliar people (and sometimes squirrels) at your door step. This can keep potential criminals away.