I have been thinking about this ever since we found a good piece of land and started to get the money together to build a new house. We need something big enough for the family to grow and this is a good location. It has great schools and it is pretty safe. We are thinking about what we really need. For instance you probably want to have something of a security system and you have to pay for a monitoring service from one of the California adt security places. There are a lot of ways you can go with that idea though. For instance you can set up a security system so that the entire property is covered by cameras. That would be expensive. I wonder what it would cost you to put up a huge wall around your house. I suppose that you could probably use something like one of those invisible fences, which would just set off an alarm if you had an intruder.
Of course You are going to have motion detection based lights around the house, or at least in the parts that people would use. That is something that you obviously need and it adds a good bit of security just on the fact that it is going to keep intruders from being comfortable. You can make the house difficult to get in to obviously, but a good thief is going to know how to defeat the stuff that you do. Most of the really smart ones are going to be robbing some guy with a lot more to take than I have, but you might get one who can beat an alarm and well designed lock on your door. I am thinking about a smart lock of some kind on the front door, one that would know it was me.