Backyard Ideas That Actually Increase Privacy and Security

Mobile Sun Screens

Backyard ideas that actually increase privacy and security - mobile sun screens

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If your backyard is accessed through sliding glass doors, you may want to look into these beautiful window coverings. From the outside looking in, they add a touch of modern elegance to your yard without placing your home’s interior on full display. Placed on sliding rails, these screens can be adjusted throughout the day in order to allow sunlight and fresh air to pass freely between your yard and your house.

Gate Alarm

Backyard ideas that actually increase privacy and security - gate alarm

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Fences and gates leading in and out of your yard should all be fitted with a special gate alarm. This alarm can also be connected to your main security system. Once installed, each time someone exits or enters your yard, your alarm will notify you.

Privacy Screens

Backyard Ideas That Actually Increase Privacy and Security - Privacy Screens

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Of course, a good old fashioned privacy screen will also do the trick. In addition to privacy, screens like these add a layer of security because they make it difficult for criminals to see what’s in your yard or to “case” your house when planning a break-in.

Your Backyard Ideas

Do you have any backyard ideas to add to our list? Please tell us all about them including how they help increase your home’s privacy and security. And feel free to ask questions or leave a comment below if you need more information on this topic. Don’t forget to share this post with someone you love and if you need help selecting a DIY home security device, by all means let us be there for you!

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