Thieves hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep
them on at night. Motion lights work well too.
Keep your yard clean. Prune back shrubbery so it does not hide
doors or windows. Thieves can hide there while breaking into a window or door.
Clearly display your house number so Police and other Emergency
Services can find your home quickly.
If you travel, create the illusion that you are home by using
timers which will turn on and off lights in different areas of the house
during the evening.
Don’ let mail or newspapers pile up. Stop mail service when you
are away, and pick up newspapers so your home does not become a target.
Lock outside gates to backyards or courtyards.