As the summer approaches and your shrubs and trees begin to bloom, it’s important to make sure your home is safe. Landscaping can go a long way to reduce the risk of break-ins in your home. Follow these tips to increase your home security this summer!

Avoid Tall Hedges Near Potential Access Points

Hedges around your property line can add privacy to your yard, but also provide a place for potential intruders to hide until the coast is clear, or even coverage while approaching your home. Shrubbery with enough height can enable a thief to approach your home completely undetected by your neighbors or passersby. When planting hedges, make sure there is a clear sightline from your home to the road, and keep high hedges away from your windows. When planting bushes near windows, plant something with thorns to deter people from hiding, and trim tree branches regularly to prevent a cat burglar from scaling the tree and leaping from the branch to your roof.

Keep Your Yard Well Lit

Lighting will go a long way in deterring intruders from entering your home. Usse bright, motion-sensored bulbs to automatically turn on and off when a presence is detected, whether it is a person or an animal. Place lights near windows and along walkways to your entryways.

Install Security Cameras

If you experience a break-in, surveillance footage will help catch the intruders and potentially get your belongings back. Cameras can be installed strategically inside and out of your home and be remotely monitored from your mobile device, sending notifications of any movement in the house.

Security System Installation in Marshfield, Fall River & Cape Cod MA

If you are interested in having a security system installed in your home, contact Basco Security today! We will assess your home’s security needs and provide an estimate for installation costs. Basco Security can be reached by calling  781-294-4166 or filling out our online contact form.