If you are planning to build a fence, and you want it to provide a good defense against intruders, experts recommend the following features:
A HEIGHT OF EIGHT FEET. Tall fences are harder to climb over. But double-check local building codes regarding maximum height allowed before starting construction.
A LOCKING GATE LATCH. Even if you don’t use it every day, you can lock it when you are on vacation, or when there are reports of burglaries in the neighborhood.
SEE-THROUGH AREAS. If you install a fence that is solid, burglars and other intruders may use it to hide their activities from well-meaning neighbors.
A BELL. Attaching a bell to the gate is a good way to prevent a burglar from making a silent entry.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE. Fence repairs should be made right away to maintain security.