I hope we agree on the fact that home security is important and everyone has at least something valuable at home that might be interesting enough for potential burglars on one hand, and on the other, valuable enough for you to be a considered loss, either financial or/and emotional. If you are not sure about that, you should read this article first.
It amazes me, how many different answers one can get to such a simple question and yet, only rarely you get an objective and realistic answer. What sticks out, is that there are two main categories of opinions. There are those who think there is nothing a burglar would desire in their home, therefore protection seems to be unnecessary, and on the other far end there are those who have a monitored security system installed and therefore believe their home is now an impregnable fortress. Would it surprise you if I say that they are both wrong?