So, I live with my dad in a comfortable house on a nice street. I've lived here since I was about 11. It's always been very safe, very quiet. However, around Christmastime, two houses got broken into and robbed. And now my dad has just told me that our next-door neighbor's house got burglarized in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, when they were gone. Their alarm went off and everything, but that didn't do much. Apparently, the police aren't investigating, because they have more serious crimes to follow, or whatever. And there's this: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video/#!/...Say-Criminals-Are-Getting-More-Bold/186251322 We already have an alarm system. We also have a small dog. I'm just wondering if there's anything else, like little things, that can be done, short of installing cameras or buying a gun(s).