Let's start off with hearing your own stories and accounts of break-ins, what happened and how a future burglary attempt can be avoided. We will discuss whatever we may feel can provide our members with useful information to help make their homes more secure. Here's one of my stories. I moved into a "half-double" home, one side is where I lived, the other is rented to another family. I have a basic security system and standard locked closet for the safe and important items. I have locks on the doors, all windows are locked. A new renter moves in next door and I go to work, a 12 hour shift over the weekend. I get home to find my home burglarized. The thief came in through the attic, breaking through a closet space on the opposing side, crawling through the attic space, and came right through the doorway in my bedroom from the stairs leading into the attic. This attic space (was) private, no entry was accessible from the other side of the house. It never dawned on me to secure the attic doorway. Suffice it to say, the attic door, and all doors not used as primary entry/exits have been sealed with barbarian cross boards, heavy steel 'L' brackets, pressure treated 2x4's which are steel plated, and the attic has been fully sealed up with 1" lumber screwed fast to the joists, and the opposing closet space has been closed off permanently. Full video surveillance integrated as well, and all deadbolts upgraded to real high security locks. Added more security throughout as well, but not up for discussion due to OPSEC. Tell us your stories, or how do you believe you can make a home more secure. Guard dogs? Cameras on the exterior of the home? A robotic attack cat? Discuss. @kellory is invited.