The best way to protect your home and your family from burglars is to install a home security system. You do not need to invest in an expensive smart home system if you don’t wish to.
Nevertheless, an alarm and a couple of security cameras can be excellent deterrents for thieves. Moreover, CCTV cameras can help you keep an eye on your home from anywhere, including when you are on holidays.
Another good idea may be to install a steel or metal security door. When you leave your place for an extended period, do not forget to lock every door and window, including your pet and garage doors. If you move to a new house, you should change the locks immediately, and check that there are no accessible places for burglars in your garden.
If you are going on vacation and you are particularly anxious about protecting your home, you may also ask a friend or family member to stop by regularly. Try not to post photos or details about your vacation until you are back.