With millions of burglaries in the United States each year, this type of theft is not exactly a rare occurrence. In 2005 alone, more than 2 million homes were broken into, resulting in the loss of an average $1,725 in property and invaluable peace of mind. You probably take steps to minimize your risk of falling victim to thieves, but home security can sometimes be a confusing maze of choices. Here, test your home-security knowledge and find out whether your dwelling is a relative fortress or an easy target.
Question 1 of 10
When do most burglaries occur?
Question 2 of 10
Which are the most common entry points for a burglar?
Question 3 of 10
What's the most common way of forcing entry through a door?
Question 4 of 10
When it comes to door locks, which strike-plate setup is the most secure?
Question 5 of 10
Where's the safest place to keep a spare key?
Question 6 of 10
Where should outdoor lighting be brightest?
Question 7 of 10
What's the most common way people reduce the effectiveness of an alarm system?
Question 8 of 10
Where should you store your alarm pass code?
Question 9 of 10
How should you mark your valuables for identification?
Question 10 of 10