Preparing your home for a potential break-in is critical. Now, not everyone has the luxury of living in the most appropriate neighborhood, which means burglaries are frequent. Even those who live in upscale neighborhoods are still prone to burglaries. Luckily, there are things that homeowners can do to prevent burglaries from occurring aside from having a burglary system installed or posting “Beware of Dog” signs.
In fact, all you have to do is make some similar landscaping upgrades. Here are a few landscaping tips to lower your risk of being a victim of a break-in:
- Make sure all bushes are no taller than three feet. Otherwise, you are simply providing a place for criminals to hide.
- Consider placing gravel on the ground around your windows. Footsteps will be much louder on gravel than grass.
- Plant small bushes with thorns directly beneath your windows. Yuccas are low-maintenance and other plant deterrents could be barberries and roses.
As always, if you’re going to be out of town, don’t let your home appear unoccupied. Whether you leave a vehicle in the driveway, leave your TV on or a combination of these and more, it’s important to make sure that potential burglars have no idea you aren’t home.
For more tips on preventing burglary or to request a homeowners insurance quote, contact Medwin Insurance Agency of Los Angeles, California.