Now that summer is finally here and the nice weather is here to stay, now is the perfect time to begin outdoor projects that you’ve been putting off during the winter season. If you have security installed and want to be sure that each and every one of your devices is working at its highest capabilities, outdoor projects such as landscaping become incredibly important.  

If you’re wondering about how to improve your residential security with the help of outdoor landscaping, our team here at Smart Vision Plus would like to provide you with some helpful advice below. 

Trim Hedges Near Your Windows 

When burglars are looking for a way to break into your home, they will often look for any sort of access point. This includes parts of the home where windows are. To many criminals, windows are an easy way into the home. In order to ensure that people don’t breach into your home through your windows, make sure that your hedges are trimmed. When your hedges grow too high out of the ground, it gives burglars an easy way to conceal themselves from view and break into your space. When you ensure that your hedges are trimmed down, however, burglars have less opportunity to sneak around your property and hide in the bushes and hedges. In this situation, they will often look for a home that is less concealed, whether it’s with shrubbery or otherwise. 

Make Sure Your Home is Bright! 

When it comes to break-ins, most homes that are the target of these crimes will be ones with less light. When homes are darker, both inside and outside, criminals find it easier to break in without getting caught. The more lights you have, the easier it is for these types of criminals to be noticed, whether by you or by neighbours in the surrounding area. This is why, in almost every situation, we recommend that your home is installed with plenty of lighting.

Whether it be automated sensor lights (so you can save energy) or leaving a few lights on inside the home, these small changes can make a huge difference when you’re looking to deter criminals. 

Regularly Mow Your Lawn 

This may sound like an odd one, but making sure that your lawn is well maintained is important in ensuring you deter burglars. Why is this the case, however? 

When it comes down to it, burglars are, surprisingly, very smart and methodical in their approaches. When someone who is planning to break into your home sees that your lawn is not well maintained, this indicates to them that nobody has been home for a long time. Therefore, when you properly maintain your lawn (and your other outdoor bushes and hedges), you are letting potential burglars know that your home is well looked after and people are constantly active in and around the home.  

Let Our Company Help 

Here at Smart Vision Plus, we work to make sure your security is installed in the best way possible. With the help of our highly experienced team, all of your devices are wired, mounted and set up in the most professional manner possible. This way, you can maximize its overall effectiveness and get the most out of your home security. To learn more about our residential security services in Toronto, be sure to call our staff at 1-833-880-4591 today!