An American home is burglarized every 15 seconds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Luckily, there are many simple steps you can take to lower your chances of becoming a victim.

From planting certain types of shrubs to adopting a dog, this interactive graphic details the many ways you can improve your home's security.

Click on the graphic below and scroll through it to learn about the many layers of home security. You can also click on individual items within the graphic for more information.

Click image to open interactive version (Layered Defense - How to defend your home like a castle by SimpliSafe).

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