Rule #1 Lock the DOOR
Good that the homeowner shot the bad guy but if his door had been locked this guy would have probably just gone onto another house.
Having a dog is not a bad idea too, they can (if properly trained or just annoying) bark to alert that someone is in the home/yard.
Another security feature that is not mentioned in the article are motion trigger exterior lights. They are a MUST have for any property with a yard, be it 10ft or 10 acres.
Last edited by Frank Ettin; March 1, 2012 at 03:11 PM.