Alrighty. I have cats, so the motion sensors inside won't do much good. But possibly some motion sensor lights on the backyard gate and near the front door.
I have a french door on the back patio which needs to be extra secure. Right now the french door has a deadbolt but if the glass is broken it would be an easy reach in to unlock it. I am thinking something along the lines of a slide bolt at the very top of the door or changing the lock itself to a double keyed entry. I have heard some safety concerns about the double key lock however in case there is a fire or I would need to get out quickly. Not sure that is a huge concern though, since the front door and back door are in the same room. If there is fire, I'd be better off going out windows instead. I heard in some states, the double key lock is illegal. (?)
Anyone had luck with cameras and other detection software? I'm somewhat computer literate and am not sure I like the idea having to pay a security monitoring company and would like to discuss other options out there. I have seen an internet security set up where I can set up cameras and view them from any computer with internet connection. It's a bit pricy but if I'm looking at paying $40 a month for normal monitoring, that would add up pretty quickly.
FWIW - I have neighbors all around me, several are home during most of the day and one lady directly across the street from me IS a nosy neighbor so she frequently tells me when I have people visiting. Sometimes nosy neighbors are good to have.