Don't let people into your home unless you know them. Even if their story is compelling, they need assistance or want to sell you something. Some criminals will use any reason to gain access to look for security systems and easy entryways into your house.
Your home may be equipped with skylights, and if so you must not neglect them in your security planning. They look great and provide light, but also are another access point. Use heavy-duty hardware to secure your skylights to the roof.
When installing your home security system, make sure to hide the wires. Many intruders bypass a security system by cutting the wires. Make it hard for a burglar to avoid your detection. This ma