Home security?

Any tips on how to secure my house? I'm looking into getting an alarm system set up but not sure which one to go for & don't want to pay through the nose for it either, was quoted by ADT £666 plus £45 to the police & £25 per month for maintenance charges plus the bill for the phone calls if they have to... show more Any tips on how to secure my house?

I'm looking into getting an alarm system set up but not sure which one to go for & don't want to pay through the nose for it either, was quoted by ADT £666 plus £45 to the police & £25 per month for maintenance charges plus the bill for the phone calls if they have to call me in the event of a break in etc.
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