Is a problem that should be dealt with by everyone. The proper way of laying out hardware that includes doors, locks and alarm systems as well as the appropriate forms of security lighting. Normal personal protection procedures would alos entail personal alarms, locking doors and windows at night as well as crimsafe screen dooras to avoud doors being jammed or kicked in. Motion detectors are also an excellent idea as well as back up passive iinred cameras. The cameras can transmit back to base or even better to a telephone and alert you to anything happening at home whilst you are at work. Make sure the function is set for stills and not video mode. The standa alone do it yourtself home security market in the US alone is worth about one billion dollars and will only get higher. Australia would have similar increases.