No one imagines that a burglary or home invasion will happen to them – but they happen to someone, somewhere in the United States, every 20 seconds. Every day, about 4500 homes are broken into and burglarized, yet the arrest rate for burglary is a shocking 18%. The easiest way to ensure the safety of your family and the security of your property and possessions is to take preventative measures to discourage burglars. You can get an alarm, certainly, and there are other tricks that don’t require any money at all to successfully ward off thieves.

This infographic from LiveWatch takes a DIY approach to home security and has 17 tips and practices that you can easily integrate into your life.

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A Diagram of Disaster Prevention

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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