Depending on where you live, the risk for burglaries varies, but there is always some risk. Therefore, it is common sense to protect yourself and your home to the best of your ability.
Your first line of defense is your front door. It is the most commonly used point of entrance for a burglar. It should be in good repair and preferably solid core wood or steel.
The door should also have a quality deadlock bolt.
If you have any windows, they should be located far enough away from the door handle and lock to prevent burglars from reaching in and unlocking the door.
If you need to leave spare keys outside your home, don’t place them in an obvious spot.
When you are away from your home for a longer period of time, leaving lights on, if possible, on a timer, can give the impression that you are home. It is also a good idea to have friends stop by to check on your home.