5. Draw the blinds. Use shades, drapes and other window treatments to keep potentially tempting household items out of view. Burglary is sometimes a crime of opportunity and "window shopping" is one way criminals choose potential targets.
4. Get Motion Sensors Adequate nighttime illumination is critical, because a dark or poorly lit property makes it easier for a burglar to go about unseen.
3. Reinforce entry points Sixty percent of all burglaries take place at ground floor doors and windows, so make sure to "harden" these entry points
2. Don't advertise new purchases Be sure not to draw undue attention to your home by discarding empty boxes at the curb with your trash-a big problem during the holidays.
1. Use common sense The best form of protection is to simply lock all your doors and windows whenever you leave your home. It's amazing how many people don't lock there doors before leaving, it's the simplest and best thing anyone can do.