Protecting home from burglaries
I still need to change all locks since moving in to new home. But before doing that I have been doing some research, trying to figure out how much security I really need, what to get such as fancy deadbolts, alarm system, cameras? I live in a good neighborhood in San Francisco, but not impervious to burglaries. There was one just a couple weeks ago a few blocks from my house. It was a forced entry.
I don't mind spending some money on making it more secure, just want to try to make good decisions. For example, what's the point of putting fancy locks/bolts if doors can easily be pried with a crowbar or kicked in? The side door we have is pretty think, do we need to replace it?
Do you guys think that having a flood light next to the doors will do a lot to prevent break-ins?