> How to Curb Trespassers (Without Being a Meanie)
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How to Curb Trespassers (Without Being a Meanie)
Anyone who’s ever lived in suburbia knows it’s hard to warn against trespassers without looking like a kook or a curmudgeon, but there are lots of reasons why it’s important to make your message clear when it comes to interlopers.</br></br>The first is the ridiculous fact that trespassers can sue you for injuries that occur on your property, even if they weren’t invited to be on it. Similarly, you can be held liable for children’s injuries if you present an “attractive nuisance” without a warning or protective measure (e.g. a pool without a fence around it).</br></br>Second, it can help deter burglars, the benefits of which require no explanation. So, here are a few ways to send a message without looking like the neighborhood crank:</br></br><strong>1. Security Lighting</strong></br></br><a title="Landscape Lighting" href="https://www.atgstores.com/lighting/outdoor-lighting/landscape-lights/" target="_blank">Security lighting</a> comes in many styles and with just as many functions. Here are a few special features to consider that will help ward off unwanted visitors:</br></br>- Motion detection</br>- On/off timer</br>- Directional <a title="Spot Lights" href="https://www.atgstores.com/commercial-goods/hospitality/hotel-hospitality-lighting/spot-lights/" target="_blank">spot lights</a> or <a title="Flood Lights" href="https://www.atgstores.com/lighting/sport-court-lighting/flood-lights/" target="_blank">flood lights</a></br></br>And, of course, this is in addition to the increased safety these fixtures will provide for those who are welcome on your property.</br></br><strong>2. Fencing</strong></br></br>Robert Frost once wrote that “good fences make good neighbors,” and while his prose was laced with sarcasm it doesn’t make it any less true. We live in different times, and these days a fence can literally save your life.</br></br>It can also spare you endless legal expense caused by litigious trespassers, so consider your options and keep your bases covered.</br></br><strong>3. Security Systems</strong></br></br>The security system itself is meant more for burglars, but the security system <em>signage</em> can help with trespassers. It’s a pragmatic way of saying, “Don’t try anything funny, because you’re being watched.”</br></br>It may not be super friendly, but it’s friendlier than …</br></br><strong>4. Huge Dogs</strong></br></br>Nothing says KEEP OUT better than a Doberman; well, maybe except for two Dobermans.</br></br><strong>5. Signs</strong></br></br>Signs are a last resort, but massaging the message can help preserve your neighborhood reputation. Instead of TRESSPASERS WILL BE SHOT, maybe you can go with something a little more subtle.</br></br>No doubt you’ll think of something clever, but if you can’t you can always consult with a local home security pro from <a title="Porch.com" href="https://porch.com/" target="_blank">Porch.com</a>.