Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.
Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.
Don ‘t buzz people into the building without knowing who they are.
Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.
Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building.
This can be done in a polite way and is essential.
Lock your windows.
When you are not at home, always lock your first floor windows.
In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.
Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.