In priority order, what suggestions do you have for home security? - in this case it's a single family home (not condo /apartment - but suggestions welcome)
I should be more clear - according to the neighbor the house was disturbed in small ways (didn't "toss" the house). Maybe their goal was to have the owner not notice right away since some people don't look at their jewelry daily. In this case the door damage was obvious but have heard of thieves entering unlocked back doors and the theft not discovered for days or weeks. Have also heard that thieves go right to standard hiding places for small valuable items.
Talking to my neighbor, she was more upset about strangers in her house and the invasion of her personal safety since she could have been home or taking a nap. The money definitely was NOT the issue.