This occurred in the Humble/Atascocita area in a neighborhood located off of the Beltway. I personally, know someone that lives in that particular neighborhood and is now considering moving.
I've seen very little coverage of this in the Houston media so far. This is something folks definitely need to be aware of.
Some general home/safety tips:
- Take some time to look at your home/property for "hiding places" near entryways (doors and windows). Maybe you need to trim back some shrubs near your porch?
- Always keep your windows and doors locked at night or really any time when you can't monitor the entire premises.
- Leave a porch light on at night. Consider installing a timer light or motion sensor light.
- I'm not sure how deterrent monitored alarm systems are, but it is another element you should consider. We have one and are happy with it... particular because we have fire/smoke monitoring in addition to intrusion detection.