Make your house look occupied all the time. Use timers to make electronic devices and lights turn on and off at intervals. This will make your home look like someone is in it. That means burglars will pass right by.
You should not hide your spare key under your mat or inside a plant box. Though you might think that you're giving yourself something you could use to get into your house when you've lost your keys, you're actually inviting intruders inside your house. For obvious reasons, experienced burglars know every possible hiding spot. You should have a trusted neighbor keep a spare key.
Don't open your door if a stranger is on the other side. Nowadays, thieves are creative w