Eliminate hiding spots for burglars with a clear line of sight.
The likelihood of a break-in can be reduced if the doorways & windows around your house a clearly visible to neighbours, people passing by, and police patrols.
The front door, ground floor windows and side walkway has a clear line of sight from the street making this house a less appealing target.
The landscaping has grown to the point where the front door, some ground floor windows and side entrance is completely hidden from passers by, neighbours and police patrols from the street. This is a condition preferred by burglars.
Natural Surveillance is a component of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design - a proactive environmental design philosophy that inherently addresses crime. If you are selecting a new neighbourhood, designing your own property, or simply want to learn more, click here to visit CPTED Ontario.