Count slowly to 13. By the time you finish, another US home has been burglarized. Hopefully, it wasn’t yours. Do you know what you can do to minimize the risk of being the victim of a burglary? One of the most efficient ways to discourage a burglar is to purchase a home alarm system. Sometimes, it can be enough to have the signs and notifications of an installed alarm system to discourage a potential burglar, especially since many burglaries are done out of desperation and with little planning or forethought.
You should also make sure that you make your front entrance as secure as possible, since this is the most common point of entry for a burglar. Your front door should be solid so it isn’t easily broken down, and it should have a deadbolt that goes into a solid frame. If there are windows near the door, you should be unable to reach the lock from the window.