Believe it or not, landscaping can be an important part of a good home security plan. A burglar who is "casing the joint" from the street will choose the house with tall shrubs and trees that provide hiding places. Homes with little or no outdoor lighting are preferred targets as well.
Few homeowners really bother about security until something happens to their house or a neighbour. It's our "don't fix it if ain't broken" attitude that gives the burglar's an upper hand. However there are many simple basic things we can know to make our home safer and give a fighting face.