​With everything going the way it has this year, people are in a more desperate state of mind than ever before. This kind of thing causes people to make bad decisions, perhaps even resorting to crime to solve their problems. Of course, we don’t want to alarm you needlessly, and hopefully, this will never happen to you. However, there are plenty of things that a homeowner can do to protect themselves from the threat of burglaries.

Good lighting around and inside your home is a major crime deterrent. Unless you live far away from civilization, the brighter your property is at night, the less chance there is that a robber would want to risk breaking into your home.

Also, give some thought to how your home and activity look from the outside. Does it look occupied? Do you have someone stay there while you’re away for a long time? What does your social networking account say about where you are right now?