This really is a simple tip that can make a BIG difference in preventing home burglaries:
TRIM YOUR TREES AND SHRUBBERY!
Crime prevention studies show that burglarized homes have less visual access than their neighbors who were not burglarized. Burglars seek to victimize homes with easy access in and out, and most importantly, they don’t want to be seen.
A common thread in burglaries are homes with overgrown trees and shrubbery. When walkways and windows are covered in green they may look great to you, but they look like “opportunity” to the would-be burglar. When looking at your home from the street, can you see all access points clearly and easily? If not, make sure you trim the green and keep you and your family safe.
We will have more posts in the future about keeping your home and family safe, so please check back soon!