- Dec 6, 2009
- Mid-Atlantic, USA
Bright lights would encourage the showboating - maybe a mid-Atlantic's Got Talent. Minimally, we might add minibike races to the drug market mix. Gambling could be entertaining. As for the police, they would direct traffic to the new races as they PARK at the parking lot entrances.How about a couple of well placed very bright spot lights with wire mesh covers to prevent bulb breakage aimed to illuminate your backyard and beyond to start.
Failing that, multiple nightly anonymous calls to the police at night about scary activity back there until the PD gets tired of them and forces the shopping center to install security lights.
Anonymous? No way! I always give my name and will call when it is out of hand letting the police know that I am a willing witness if an arrest occurs. However, I was once told that, if it is not life and death, the issue was not a priority. Basically, you need an appointment to get the cops involved if not life and death. I have security cameras all over. I simply send them video when it affects me and mine. The police seem to appreciate that.
Same planet, different world between night and day. Oddly, we do feel safe here as the yard is used as a cut through without the tree but it does not invite loitering.LI understand, we have similar issues in my neighborhood.
“It’s another world at night…”
- Jackson Browne
Oh, I love our security system. I like catching animals playing in the yard, birds in the birdbath and feeder, and this one guy who realized he was being filmed as he tried to break into the shed. Definitely entertaining. I think Pyrocanthra will work well. Plus, it is pretty and I can make jelly from the berries.Decking screws drilled straight through the fence. Or you could be nice, unlike me and go halfsies pointy side facing out is a great deterrent. Cheaper than a security system. Just hear someone yowling and you'll know it worked. Adoptable yappy dogs are also a great deterrent from jumpers. They can be on that fence in 5 seconds We can't. LOL!!
Here is a picture of my big tree taken a few years back. The limbs had grown to tumble over the wall so it was not easily accessible.