Burglar alarms are not the be-all and end-all of home security. There are a lot of other things you can set up in your house that will help to stop a robber from gaining entry– and much of them are inexpensive and really simple.
The key is to protect the possible points of entry. This indicates that doors need to be made from strong, solid material (definitely not plastic or glass), be properly protected to their hinges and have tamper-resistant locks. Preferably, you need to have an extra deadbolt that you place on in the evening, made from extremely strong metal.
Windows needs to be made from toughened glass, preferably double-glazed, so that they are practically difficult to break. Although window locks are relatively unusual, they help considerably with security, and you need to consider installing them. If your house has windows in a position where they can be easily and quietly accessed from the street, such as basement windows, you should think about putting metal bars on them.
It is likewise crucial for your garden to be secure, as even more burglars get in through the back of your house than the front. This means that your fences must be high and have some type of anti-climbing measures (spikes or anti-climb paint can work well). If you do not like fences, get huge hedges instead.
Another thing to consider is getting a pet dog– remarkably efficient versus burglars, who do not generally wish to tinker dogs if they can prevent it. For this method to be more effective, put up a ‘beware of the pet dog’ indication. Smaller sized dogs are not so terrific for this since they are not usually frightening– something like a big German Shepherd works best, not just since of their size, however because of their strong guard impulses that trigger them to be hostile to strangers.