Yesterday I visited my mother following her recent ordeal. As you would expect aged 74 she is feeling a little vulnerable. I paid a visit to the local DIY superstore and purchased a few security products. Then I spent the rest of the day fitting them.
Most importantly I have installed a decent door chain which should prevent anyone from forcing entry when she opens the door. I have also installed a rudimentary alarm system and a cctv camera. So hopefully this will deter any would be thieves.
I also stressed to her the need to follow the simple advice “If in doubt keep them out!”