aware of the physical details, people and happenings in your neighborhood:
your neighbors about suspicious strangers, including a description of suspects
and their actions.
go in the house if you suspects there is a stranger inside. Use the neighbors'
phone or your wireless phone to call the police immediately.
let strangers into your home, even if they offer free inspections of roof, furnace
or air ocnditioners. If you are not suer about a worker, even after asking for
identification, call the company.
in a neighborhood watch program
moving, call the police and find out the frequency of burglaries in your new nieghborhood
and how they have occurred, so you know how to protect yourself.