Thorny plants can also be
used near adjacent trees or other structures so intruders will be less
likely to climb and attain access to upper levels.
Remove or trim bushes and shrubs from around the house, especially when
they are under windows and next to doors as they provide a good place
for thieves to hide. If shrubs or bushes are desired at these locations,
select ones with thorns to deter potential intruders. Thorny plants can
also be used near adjacent trees or other structures so intruders will
be less likely to climb and attain access to upper levels.
Examples of thorny shrubs include Barberry, Hawthorn, Holly, Fire Thorn,
Bramble, Currant, Locust and Rose shrubs. Pick one that is right for the
landscaping of the property as well as the security of the home.
Cut back any tree branches that hang over the home roof and remove lower
limbs from any trees next to the home. This will prevent a burglar from
climbing to gain access to the second floor.
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