Having your home broken into can be one of the worst experiences in your life. Some homeowners will say that they never felt safe in their own home after they had been broken into, and others found that they needed to move altogether to be able to feel comfortable again.
To avoid this happening to you, it is good to learn from what others have experienced and do what you can to make your home less likely to be targeted by burglars.
First, you should never make your home look empty. If you are going on vacation you should have someone care for the day-to-day tasks that show that a home is lived in. Some will even have a friend stay at their home while they are gone.
Having an alarm system is a deterrent for many burglars, so having it clearly advertised can help. Since most break-ins happen at the front door, you should have a sturdy, solid front door with a dead bolt lock that can’t be accessed from a nearby window.