Most thwarted burglaries or attacks are stopped by a good neighbour. Get to know your neighbours; watch out for them and their home, and they will do the same for you. Set up or join your neighbourhood watch program, where everyone takes turns checking in on one another.

Additionally, good neighbours can help when you go on vacation: regularly picking up mail and newspapers is a great way to make it seem like someone is home. One of the best ways to be protected in your home is to know that somebody else is watching out for you. Getting to know your neighbours is a great way to make sure that happens.