Light up the night.

If you live on a dark street or the entrances to your home are in dark areas, use motion-sensor lights that turn on automatically if there is activity close to the house.

The lights don’t have to be spotlights, but should be bright enough to deter someone from trying to enter your home.

If you’re going to be away from home for any length of time, use timers on lights inside the house so the place looks occupied. Make sure the timers are used in multiple rooms and are used naturally.