1. Make a security check list and post in a prominent place.
I. Lock all doors and windows.
II. Leave a light on if you will not be back until after dark.
III. Verify that any window air-conditioning units are secured to the window frame.
IV. Verify that motion sensor lights are turned on.
V. Verify that you have set a “Charlie Bar” or commercial locking device in your sliding doors.
VI. Set alarm.
2. Account for all of the keys to your house.