Making your home safer is always a good idea. Here are some ways to keep intruders away:
1. Put dowels inside the window tracks, making it difficult to slide the window open.
2. Put protective, shatter-proof film over your glass, or invest in higher quality window panes for the first floor.
3. Install motion sensor lights to spotlight any suspicious activity.
4. Plant thorny bushes beneath windows to make access more difficult.
5. Install security latches on your windows and keep them locked.