Daniel Fisher, 42, formerly of Waterloo Street, Southsea, admitted five burglaries and an assault.
Police said he carried out four of the burglaries in Clarence Parade, Southsea, between October 17-18 last year.
He burst into the homes by forcing the doors.
Among his haul was cash, a £150 watch, and electrical equipment.
Fisher carried out the fifth burglary in Elm Grove, Southsea, on November 17.
He broke into a top floor penthouse but was disturbed by the homeowner and fled empty handed.
Police said he was also sentenced for an assault on a woman on January 23 this year.
Investigating officer PC Paul Jennings said: ‘This sentence shows how seriously the courts view burglaries and assaults; crimes which have a significant impact on their victims.’
Inspector Marcus Cator said: ‘Burglaries have been a cause of concern for residents in Southsea.
‘I hope this sentence provides reassurance to our community and sends a clear message to criminals that we will do everything in our power to put them before the courts.’