When people think of home security, they are probably thinking of door and window locks, cameras, and motion detectors. Most people usually don’t think about their landscaping. Your landscaping, however, can provide so much more than just looking good. One of the goals of home security is to make your house look like a difficult target. Because burglars often look for houses that they deem easier to break into, you’ll want to make it as inconvenient as possible for someone to try and break into your house. In this post, we will highlight some of the most creative ways that your landscaping can deter intruders and improve your home security.
Trees, Shrubs, and Home Security
Believe it or not, your trees and shrubs play an important role in your home security. They can both deter intruders as well as make it more difficult for them to enter your house.
Tall trees with branches that extend to second story windows or balconies are almost open invitations for burglars. Make sure that you trim branches that are close to windows and balconies to avoid an intruder climbing your trees to get in.
When you trim your shrubs, you are essentially opening up lines of sights and clearing obstacles that would otherwise impede your vision. This allows you to see more of your yard and gives it less hiding spots. Burglars are much less likely to attempt to break into a home that has few hiding spots, so proper shrubbery maintenance is a must.
Lighting for Additional Home Security
Part of the fear that intruders create is the fact that they can walk up and into your house relatively unnoticed with the camouflage of darkness. That’s why you should make sure to have proper night lighting surrounding your home. This will deter intruders as they will lose their camouflage and the possibility of being caught on camera increases for them.
Prickly Plants to Defend Your House
This tip may sound a little cliche, but it actually works. When homeowners place prickly plants such as cacti or roses around their windows, it makes it much harder for intruders to enter through those access points. Nobody wants an arm full of cactus thorns, so when a burglar sees these prickly plants in front of a window, he may decide to move on in search of an easier target.
Rocks and Pebbles To Deter Intruders
Rocks and pebbles are also a great way to deter home intruders from entering your home. By placing rocks or pebbles in your gardens, it makes moving more difficult, especially when it is wet. Rocks also make the ground noisy, making any house that has them under their windows an unattractive option for burglars.
For Additional Home Security, Call 360 Alarm
If you have already increased your home security with your landscaping but still feel like you could use a little more, call 360 Alarm. Our team of professionals offer the highest standards in home security and are committed to keeping you and your family safe. Give us a call or fill out our online form for the best home security in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.