Tips For Attractive Fencing That Discourages Burglars

Burglars are becoming more daring with each passing day. When you hear stories of the extent to which burglars have gone to access a property, it's enough to wonder if a fence alone is enough to discourage them.

The reality is that for some burglars a fence is only a minor inconvenience — just another obstacle to overcome before they reach their target. However, there are steps you can take to make your fence a little more intimidating for burglars without making them less attractive.

Add Bushes on Either Side of the Fence

Imagine trying to scale a fence when there is a massive bush in front of it or even scaling a fence only to jump into a thick bush on the other side with many branches or even thorns. The idea is hardly appealing, and many burglars are likely to see things the same way.

Thorn bushes have been used for many years to deter unscrupulous individuals from gaining access to properties. This is something that hasn't yet gone out of style. Luckily, there are many thorny bushes that also come with beautiful flowers and lush leaves. Therefore, you get the best of both worlds.

Use a Chain-Link Fence

For many homeowners, a chain-link fence isn't what comes to mind when thinking about attractive fencing options. However, it's not impossible to pull off an amazing-looking fence. Growing some bushes, flowers, or trees on the inside of the fence can have an amazing effect.

In terms of security, commercial chain-link fences have a good framework for supporting climbing plants. This can make them harder to scale.


Lighting can have a number of effects as far as fencing is concerned. If you have a beautiful yard or fence, lighting ensures that anyone passing by doesn't fail to notice. Secondly, lighting makes it harder for burglars to hide inside or outside your fence. By reducing hiding spots, you'll make most burglars think twice about entering your property.

Many homeowners use lighting inside their compounds; however, lighting on top of the fence posts can intimidate many intruders from far. You can also use motion detectors for such lighting. This can alert you as well as startle would-be burglars. A motion detector will also save energy costs since they won't have to be on all the time.

You should ask your fencing contractor about your options and how you can improve them before you make a choice.