The Best Ways To Secure Your Front And Backyard

November 4th, 2020



When we think about home security, we often spend more time worrying about how we are going to secure the inside of the home. The yard is sometimes a mere afterthought.

However, securing your front and backyard in Chico is your first line of defense when it comes to deterring potential burglars and other intruders. Here are a few ways you can successfully secure your outdoor spaces:

Store Away Outdoor Items

You should never leave tools or lawn equipment around the yard. Those include hammers, shovels, power tools, ladders, crowbars, and lawnmowers. Doing so is an open invitation for burglars to use the items to break into your home.

Everything should be put away and locked inside a secure shed or garage. Ladders should also be stored because they can be used to climb up to the second story of a home where the windows might not always be locked.

Inspect The Yard

As you put everything away, take a good look around the property and see if there is anything else that can potentially be used to break into the home. You want to do everything you can to prevent being an easy target for a burglar.

Fencing And Landscaping

Fencing is good for privacy in CA, and t is also an excellent deterrent for criminals. A taller fence makes it more difficult for a potential intruder to see what you have on your property. However, that and larger shrubs can serve as hiding spots as well.

Wrought iron fencing is durable and effective, and it looks great on any property. It helps improve the visibility in the yard while keeping intruders out. You should also keep your landscaping trimmed down to create more open space.

Lighting And Motion Sensors

Lighting is important because it can be used to effectively eliminate any hiding spots a potential burglar may have. Motion sensor lighting is a good choice because it can alert you when there is any kind of movement out in the yard.

However, make sure the motion-sensing technology is not too sensitive. Otherwise, you will find that it is easily triggered by animals and other pests in the yard. Strategic placement is also recommended to ensure that you illuminate all the dark corners of your property.

Alarm Systems

Having the right alarm system and security cameras in place is another way to secure your front and backyard. A monitored system will alert the authorities of any suspicious incident, and the security cameras also act as a deterrent.

A high-quality security system combined with lighting and motion detectors can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.

Remember: your backyard can be a vulnerable area on your property. So follow these tips to come up with a security plan to keep your home and family out of harm’s way.

For more information on what security measures you can use for your Chico home, contact your local security experts today to get started.

 

 

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