Get to know your neighbors. It's more likely you'll know if something is wrong.
Keep your yard groomed and free of trash. A clean, well-groomed neighborhood sends a message to would-be criminals that you and your neighbors care about your community. Overgrown shrubbery provides criminals with a place to hide.
Leave lights on inside and outside. Lights make it look like your home is occupied and makes it easier for police or neighbors to see suspicious activity. The estimated additional cost is $1.50 per month.
Prevent a Nighttime Burglary
A nighttime burglary is not common, but it can and does occur.
Keep all unattended overhead and side garage doors closed and secured.
If you have one, use your home alarm system.
Check that all doors, windows and fence gates are closed and locked.
If you don't park your vehicle in the garage, make sure you remove all valuables including the remote control for your overhead garage door.
Leave all of your exterior lighting on from dusk to dawn.