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Three apartments close to where I live have recently been broken into by burglars. My gf and I (we live together) wanted to try and add some measure of protection to our place. Peace of mind and all that. We live on the second floor, which helps, but there's the kitchen window and the patio sliding glass door that could be broken into easily. An alarm system is sort of cost-prohibitive (the quote was $150+$25/month, which is a lot on top of our other monthly bills), so I was thinking maybe a one-time cost like storm-proof windows might work. I have no idea what brands are good, where to get them, if they cost an arm and a leg, and so on...any help is appreciated.
Also, any other general tips would be good. Right now we make sure to keep the laptop hidden while we're gone, as well as the digital camera, and we don't have lots of loose change lying around or anything.
BTW, she owns the place, so don't worry about us violating lease agreements or anything.