Besides walls and/or fences, you can erect other obstructions to deter thieves. You don’t necessarily have to sacrifice appearances for home security purposes. You can for instance, put up trellises along the top of your fence or use them to complement any gates. These can add a fair amount of style to any wall or gate and you can even plant thorny roses or other such flowers that would add even more protection against intruders.
Raise your property value – and your neighbor’s. Neighborhoods with low crime are in high demand by buyers who want to feel safe in their new home. A home security system is a great way to deter break-ins, thus lowering the crime in your area. If everyone on the block has a home security system, crime can drop dramatically because thieves will avoid the area altogether. Homes in low-crime areas can fetch a significantly higher price than comparable homes in dangerous neighborhoods.
Many homeowners have pets and feel that the pet will repeatedly be setting off the alarm. However, with the systems of today that is not a problem any longer. False alarms due to pets are not a worry due to the new type of pet-immunity in the new systems of today.
Lock picking is an art that lots of thieves have mastered and you must be aware of this. Investing on locks that won’t get picked quickly means you have time to call the police or alert the neighbor if an intruder is in your backyard.