Gates, fences and hedges
To help prevent this, your side and rear gates should be at least 1.8 metres tall. Topping them with trellises, anti-climb plastic decorative spikes or thorny plants will deter a burglar further. A thorny boundary hedge would work equally well.
Front of house
At the front of the house, your boundaries should be a maximum of one metre – this is so a burglar could be seen from the street. Taller metal railings also allow visibility.
Try not to leave your bin on the outside of your property or near gates and fences – it could be used as a climbing aid.
Gravelled surfaces are noisy and therefore may put off a potential burglar.