My Son owns a Security Company. His findings.
The time you need Armed Security Patrol, between (9am and 3pm) those are the most break in specials. If it is not Juveniles, it is mostly the fake "Come to fix?" Something two guys, and a pick up.
Best action, park behind vehicle, photo of plate, photo of passenger, photo of the returning from knocking on front door person (No one home) Inform them they are trespassing, "LEAVE."
His Officers, G License, armed. Marked Patrol Vehicle, good Radio System, plus Cell phones.
My experience when working on these kind of jobs, very soon, the message gets out, break in's stop... Sorry next door community's! They move on!
And please, you gun people! Get a big safe to keep the one you are not carrying safe.