“You can’t just put up a “this house is protected” sticker and call it a day. That’s not real security.”
Hmmm. yes, yes you can. The whole purpose of home security is to make your home less desirable than the neighbors.
Simple things such as putting an alarm sticker on doors and windows, keeping some lights on, keeping shrubs trimmed and having a dog all are more effective than an alarm system. Secondly most alarms will not work if you have an IP phone system in the house. And if you do have a landline phone, burglars pretty much know how to cut a phone line that is just sitting there on the side of your house.
What!!! How come no baseball bats or shotguns i here???