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4 Steps for the Best Security System to Prevent Trespassing

Sep 02, 2016|

You’ve worked hard to purchase your home, and you want to make sure it’s safe and secure. Obviously, it’s impossible to be everywhere on your property at once, and you need to ensure no one’s trespassing.

Here are a few tips on how you can keep people from trespassing on your property, including security devices that’ll help you out.

1. Put up private property and no trespassing signs

This may seem like common knowledge, but putting up signs can be one of the best deterrents for trespassers.

Private property and no trespassing signs help with home security

If you don’t have “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs around your land, it’s possible people might not even know they’re trespassing in the first place, especially if your property isn’t fenced in.

Some landowners recommend placing a sign every 50 yards along the property border. These signs can also help in the legal sense if you were to catch someone on your property, as you’ve indicated they would be breaking the law if they were to go onto your land.

If you have a home security system, be sure to prominently display a home security sign. Knowing a home is monitored by a security system can act as a deterrent to potential trespassers.

Home security signs can act as a deterrent

2. Create borders around your property

Another great way to keep people off of your land is to create borders around your property. This can be a traditional fence or even plant borders. If you go with a fence, consult local fencing ordinances in your city or county and speak with your neighbors to request their permission.

Plant borders can also be effective, as they’ll keep people from being able to see into your property. These borders can include shrubs, perennial grasses, and trees. The best types of plants for border protection will depend on where you live.

3. Know your neighbors

Make sure you get to know your neighbors well. Go around and introduce yourself to everyone in your house’s vicinity. Ask them about any trespassing incidents they’ve experienced and what security measures they’re taking to prevent it. Also, let them know you intend to respect their property boundaries and you expect them to do the same for you.

4. Install security cameras

If you truly want the best home security system for your property, you should install outdoor cameras.

Outdoor security cameras can help protect your property from trespassing

Outdoor cameras that are part of a home security system will keep your property protected from criminal activity and allow you to remotely monitor it while away.

Learn more about outdoor security cameras

The Vivint wireless security camera system allows you to access real-time images of your property on your laptop or smartphone. No wires are needed to operate the system. This means less time-consuming installation while having coverage even when the power goes out. Plus, our professional installation services will ensure your cameras are properly configured to give you the best views.

professional installation for security cameras helps protect your home

To keep your property trespasser-free:

  • Put up signs
  • Create borders
  • Know your neighbors
  • Install security cameras

By following these four steps, you’ll be on your way to having the best security system to prevent trespassing on your property.

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