Protecting your home from burglars is a necessity as your home is your most important investment — not only for monetary reasons but to keep your family warm and safe. Protect your family and property by deterring burglars.
Get a dog. Most potential criminals will avoid houses with dogs of at least a medium size.
Always lock your doors with the deadbolt, especially those that go at least 1 inch into the door itself. If you can, install doors with no windows or sidelights so a burglar cannot just break the glass and reach in to unlock the door.
Tell your neighbors to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity around your home while you're away. You can also contact your local police station and request that they do a drive-by past your house once a day to make sure everything is OK.