Before doing anything else, install new locks in your home. Maybe you’ve had a roommate leave or a bitter ex-lover, so changing the locks can keep you safer. It is inexpensive, and most locksmiths will be available for next day appointments.
If you are new into a house, replace all the locks. The previous owner may be perfectly respectable, but you can’t know that for sure. There are other people who have lived in the home as well. Anytime a security installer comes to the house, make sure they display proper identification. Criminals can easily pretend to be from a security firm as a means to gain entry to the house. This is dangerous to your valuables and your family. Caution is always advisable if dangers like this are to be avoided.
If the living room window in your home is facing the street, you must keep the curtains closed. Don’t tempt others to look in your windows. When your valuables are on display, burglars will see it as a veritable buffet. Make sure you’re discreet concerning your belongings so you can keep your chances of being robbed at a minimum.