My families business where I live beside was broken into last year, May to be exact. It's hard to describe so I will try my best. The house I live in is beside and upstairs of the business. The part that was robbed wasn't under us, so even though he broke in and took money etc.. we did not hear him despite being awake. He was given a 9 month suspended sentence even though he was already on probation for another robbery. This is the problem.... I keep getting scared at night, cannot sleep, I live on the main street surrounded by houses but I am still scared. Guns are not legal here except for hunters. On Thursday I bought a great quality knife for self protection, it even has a safety pin. Imagine me living alone? could not happen. I am having recurrent nightmares of people invading our house/business at night as it's very distressing, we have a very successful pub and we live in a small village so we are an easy target for robbers. Since the robbery we've covered up the back of the business with doors the army wouldn't get through lol. My mom will not allow me to get a rottweiler so I got the knife and make sure everything is locked at night. We stopped using alarms years ago as any small thing sets them off all the time and scares the crap out of us. I'm scared paranoid, having nightmares every single night! Can anyone relate or give me some tips?