Six ways to make your home more private

Posted March 10th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

Your home should provide you with complete privacy at all times, enabling you to relax with full trust that your family and your possessions will be kept safe. Thankfully, there are plenty of methods you can use to make your property more private, without needing to compromise on your aesthetics. 

1) Fencing

One way to make your home more private is fencing. With a variety of designs and materials to choose from, you’re sure to be able to find something that effortlessly frames your space, as well as preventing prying eyes from peering in. Whether you’d prefer a traditional wood or contemporary iron, you can customise to your liking - either with paints or stains. If you are planning on installing fencing around your home, make sure you stay on top of maintenance. Some materials will require a particular type of care, and it’s inevitable that designs will fall subject to wear and tear over time. If you do notice that your fencing is damaged, arrange to have it fixed as soon as possible to guarantee that your property remains protected. 

2) Driveway gate

It’s said that a driveway gate can add up to 5% of extra value onto your home. As well as boosting the curb appeal of your property, their robust design and additional security features - such as access control - will allow you to keep track of who enters and exits through your driveway gate. Choose a design and style that best suits your ideal home aesthetic, and you’ll be equipped with both incomparable security and increased privacy. 

3) Creative landscaping

For those that want to get creative with landscaping, you might instead choose to plant trees or bushes as opposed to, or alongside, fencing. Not only will this give you the opportunity to unleash the green thumb within, this natural barrier will provide an added degree of privacy from the outside. Of course, this won’t be as protective as fencing or a driveway gate, but when paired with additional security measures - such as outdoor security cameras - you can feel assured that your home will be kept safe. 

4) Gazebo

When relaxing outdoors as the temperature creeps higher, enhance the privacy of your decking area with a gazebo. These look great all year round, providing protection against both the sun and the rain, and allowing you to relax in semi-privacy. With a low maintenance design that’s easy to install, what’s not to love? 

5) Security cameras

By investing in a home security system, you’ll be able to go about your day-to-day life with ease knowing that your property is constantly protected. For days out in the garden, secure your home with an Indoor Security Camera, and additional system add ons, such as our Entry Sensor or Motion Sensor, to ensure that no trespassers step inside whilst you’re away. 

To ensure that your garden, along with any valuable outdoor equipment, remains protected, you can also install an Outdoor Security Camera. Our security system is equipped with 24/7 professional monitoring, so in the event that the alarm is triggered by a sensor, our monitoring centre will be alerted. They will use the security cameras to visually confirm where a trespasser has entered into your property, taking further action by alerting the local authorities if required. 

6) Garden shed

Your garden shed can house expensive outdoor valuables that could potentially lure a criminal within the boundaries of your property. We encourage you to never leave these out in the open, even when only unattended for a matter of minutes, instead locking them up securely in your garage or shed when they’re not in use. For more tips on improving your garden security, one of our previous posts highlights everything you need to do to guarantee privacy and protection. 

If you’re looking for ways to make your home more private, SimpliSafe is here to help. Get in touch with a friendly member of our team today to see how our customisable security system can help.