According to a report from the FBI, close to eight million cases of property crime were reported in the United States in 2015, resulting in as much as $14.3 billion in estimated losses. Property offenses include trespassing, burglary, larceny, arson, vandalism, and more. This is a worrisome statistic for any homeowner, even if it’s actually an improvement on the numbers from 2014.
The good thing is, you can choose to be proactive to keep your property safe and secure from these offenders. Here are some tips that may prove helpful to you.
Fortify Your Home Exterior
Though tall hedges improves your privacy, these could also be good hiding places for trespassers while they wait for an opportunity to sneak in.
What you should do is get a shrub or mid-sized hedge that can still offer a bit of privacy without compromising the view from the outside. Put lights along the sides of the house to have a clear visual of any activities out there. Just because you don’t want outsiders to see inside the house doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to see them from where you are. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2qZTlvj