This is a dangerous situation that could have escalated quickly. You never know if and when someone is casing your home, though there are several steps you can take to detect them from considering you for a crime. Well-placed—particularly motion-activated—lighting goes a long way, alerting would-be burglars that you’re home and your house is well-secured. Wireless systems with the latest sensor technology put you on the early alert as well. Plan for the unexpected ahead of time and you’ll be glad you did.