Since we seem to be dealing with a crime wave of residential burglaries in the area, I thought it would be good to focus on the proactive steps we can all be taking to help avoid being a victim.
So use this as an open thread to share all the things you’ve done or are thinking of doing to secure your home. I’m particularly interested in people who have done something and felt like it worked. For example, they installed an alarm, had a break-in, but thought that the screaming sirens reduced the amount of loss (or not).
- Burglar alarms – who’s the best? who’s not? is monitoring worth the monthly cost?
- Security cameras – anybody installed them? caught someone in the act? suggested systems or installers?
- Other physical security?
- General tips?