Keep doors and windows locked
While this sounds like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised to know how common it is for people to leave their doors and windows unlocked, giving burglars an open invitation. You should make it a habit to check all doors and windows in the evening, especially before you call it a night.
Work with your neighbours
Neighourhood watch is a great idea and has been found to be very effective, especially in close-knit communities and small towns. All you have to do is be more responsible towards your area and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.
If every resident in an area takes responsibility and keeps an eye out for each other, you’ll have considerable peace of mind and security.
Make sure your house is well-lit
You will need to invest a little money but it’s worth installing bright lights in and around your house to minimize the risk of burglars sneaking in and hiding in the dark. A bright light that covers your yard or front porch can help you spot any trespassers quite easily.
Install CCTV cameras
CCTV cameras, even if not functional, can deter burglars and trespassers from getting on your property. Just make sure the cameras are clearly visible and cover the outer perimeter, which will need to be breached if someone intends to get on your property.
Get a home alarm system
Home alarm systems add an extra layer of protection to your security. Typically they are set off when there is a break-in and you can manually turn them on as well. Most good home alarm systems are connected with their headquarters and operators can alert the authorities if something untoward happens.