How Landscaping Can Effect Your Home Security

classic house with flower garden

The layout of your yard can significantly impact your likelihood of being a targeted victim of burglars. Burglars will scout the neighbourhood in search of what appears to be the ideal target. 

Some factors that influence a burglars decision on choosing a target include: 
The Luxury of a home
The visibility of valuables
The presence or non-presence of home security systems

However these are not the only factors you need to consider. Your landscaping may be attracting the eyes of a burglar. Here are some things to take in mind in regard with the layout of your landscape: 

Tall Trees and Shrubs Attract Burglars

Burglars are drawn to homes with excessive trees, vines and plants, because these overgrowing distractions provide an excellent source of cover. Home invaders want to be seen as little as possible, and some homeowners make it all too easy. Keep your trees trimmed. If you have a tall fence covering a significant portion of your home, consider upgrading your home security or replacing your fence with a tall gate.

Fencing is Also Problematic

If you have a tall fence covering a significant portion of your home, consider upgrading your home security or replacing your fence with a tall gate.

An untrimmed lawn shows absence 

An unmanaged lawn can draw the interest of would-be thieves, because it sends the message that you might be away from home on a prolonged absence. 

A well-kept yard makes an effective burglary deterrent. To read more on this topic follow this link

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