Most burglaries take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and a typical burglary lasts 10 minutes, according to security firm ADT, which recently analyzed data on burglaries in the U.S. Homeowners can reduce the odds of being a target by locking doors and windows, using an alarm system, leaving a light on, not leaving a spare key outside, not posting on social media when on vacation, and getting friendly with neighbors who can act as an extra set of eyes and ears when you’re not at home.