Yahoo Real Estate has just posted these tips that are good common sense yet inexpensive. We've compressed them:
Dead bolts are atill the best.
Know Your Neighbors
Give them your phone and email contact info.
Beware of Dog
Even if you don't have one, Those signs will make a potential intruder think twice.
To give a burglar another reason to go elsewhere, leave a large dog bowl by the front door with the name "Cujo" or "Killer."
Make Your Home Look Used When Vacationing
Cancel Papers and Mail.
Don't update your plans via Facebook or Twitter.
Go High Tech
You could always leave a radio on with a talk station blaring,
but now you can add a simple security camera run remotely with free apps.