Installing a house alarm is fantastic deterrent for intruders, as well as being a way to let you know if an unwanted person does enter your home. There are many different types of alarm available at prices to suit all budgets.
Top of the range house alarms not only sound a siren when an intruder enters, they also have a system to notify the alarm provider of the police when the alarm is activated, meaning that a police response can be made quickly. This may result in the criminal being caught in the act or being scared away before any items could be taken.
A cheaper option is to have a standard alarm fitted which simply sounds a siren when an intruder is detected. Having the alarm box on the front of the house will deter many would-be thieves from attempting to enter the home, as well as notifying you if they do.