How to keep front yard stuff from being stolen?


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This is a very odd thread, but we moved in a new neighborhood where there isn’t that many residents around. My neighbors has consecutively got their cars broke in, package stolen.

We had only one pathlight and one spot light in the front yard, and they managed to steal the bulb of my pathlight the other day that drives me mad. I gave up and moved the pathlight into the side behind the fence. They probably didn’t do anything with the other light because there are two cams in front of that window.

We have not do anything in the front so it were whatever it came with the house. We did plan to do that Once we saved enough money.

Is there anything I could do/plan to mitigate the risk? At this point I am not even sure if I could have basic stuff like rocks (in case it were used to break the window), stone stools, statues, containers... which is so sad.

thanks in advanced
 
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I think you need a nice big fierce guard dog for a start. Can you take a picture of the garden, then we can see what other ideas we might come up with :)
 

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We have cameras installed in the house and they managed to still...the problem was that spot has no window or power outlet for another camera and they did it right where the fence area was so they kind of sheltered by the fence. I am thinking of installing solar lights that area so the other cameras can pick up lights from that blind spot. Wireless outdoor cams are quite pricy and there is nothing inside justify that cost.

We did have garbage cans outside there which is not encouraged in case people climb in, but then our other bright left their trash can there too so I figured out it is useless even if I pulled mine in. If someone dared to climb in there are other stuff to welcome them (and let’s leave it at that).

There is currently absolutely nothing at the front save some plants on the ground.

I was planning to remove the plants on the ground and replaced with containers with drips due to springtail issue, and maybe add some status / garden flags out there to make it more personal that the kids can enjoy, but now I am not sure. What’s the point of doing all that work if people just grab stuff?

It’s one of those community that there is no divisor from your home to pedestrians walkway. Where the camera angle is pedestrian walkway, and that’s the house already. The pathlight were to the right of the garage where the backyard gate were. Thanks to them there is no more pathlight.

As for guard dogs it’s not quite possible aa one of my kids is allergic to pets. It probably also won’t help much. The last package pirate stole from my neighbor and they have a dog.

This is just very upsetting.

We planned to put boxwood hedges around the house before b it that’s out as they can hide there.
 

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We have wired outdoor cameras, quite cheap compared to wireless. Check into motion activated lights, made in regular as well as solar. Any movement and the lights are on.
 
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We have wired outdoor cameras, quite cheap compared to wireless. Check into motion activated lights, made in regular as well as solar. Any movement and the lights are on.
Thanks for the input. I am getting the solar motion sensor light as starter for now. 1000 lumens should be able to be picked up by the other cameras. Will test that out for another 6 months to see if it deter the robbers. I guess we had a good run to fail at 11 months. Our other neighbors got their cars broke in after 4 months, even with the Arlo or Ring cams...
 
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Thanks for the input. I am getting the solar motion sensor light as starter for now. 1000 lumens should be able to be picked up by the other cameras. Will test that out for another 6 months to see if it deter the robbers. I guess we had a good run to fail at 11 months. Our other neighbors got their cars broke in after 4 months, even with the Arlo or Ring cams...
Update: motion lights didn’t deter them. They hit again before the holiday. Another one of my neighbors car got broke in. We had the whole video showing how they broke into the car, then drive away... then come back again and take more... while I could not tell what they took in my neighbor’s work truck, the additional cams and light didn’t help :(. And yep all the dogs decided to sleep that night too and didn’t bark at all...
:(
 

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