There have been debates over the actual security that fences can provide those who have them. Do they actually prevent intruders from coming in? While almost no fence can keep out an intruder that really wants to get in, it’s quite obvious that a yard without a fence is more likely to be chosen over one where an intruder will have to climb over a fence first. That simple barrier gives you a certain level of protection over those who don’t have one, but let’s discuss a few other reasons why fences are actually great security.
Keep the Bad Guys Out, and the Little Guys In
The most important thing isn’t keeping others out of your yard, but keeping your smaller loved ones in your yard, like pets and animals. Not having a fence can be really concerning if you have animals. That concern only triples once you have kids. The fence is a barrier that can keep those loved ones inside a safe zone and away from potential bad accidents that we never want to happen. That safety that allows your kid or pet to run freely and enjoy life without the fear of them wondering out into a busy street is the peace of mind every parent wants and needs.
Protection from Wild Animals
Keeping your loved ones from getting out to the danger is the top reason to get a fence for security, but that doesn’t mean a fence can’t also prevent the danger from coming into your yard. A pet or small child can be badly injured by wild animals that may happen onto your property. This can be stray dogs or even wild animals like coyotes. Preventing them from being able to see into the yard and what’s inside will keep them moving along, and a high enough fence can keep them out completely. Nature can be scary at times but with the right fence your yard doesn’t have to be.
Added Protection From Intruders
As discussed prior, if an intruder wants to get in, they usually can. The fence then becomes the deterrent and based off the fence you choose it can go from small to very secure. Most intruders scout out a place before deciding to go in. A tall enough fence can make it much harder for them to see whether your house is worth going into or not. Add to that the fact most people with fences also have security systems- that fence is much more likely to stop a dangerous threat to your home before it even happens as opposed to an easily visible house to check out and scout.
In summary, adding a fence to your home makes the potential for intruders or accidents much less likely. The right fence will keep your family happily safe inside, and those who could do your family harm kept out!