You need your home to be as safe as possible. While you can secure your doors and windows, you also want to make it difficult for people to walk into your yard uninvited. You can use shrubs and other landscaping to control the flow of traffic into your yard.
Simply set up shrubs in a maze like formation. Have the shrubs guide people to areas in the yard where you want them to walk. Make sure you have a good view of those areas from your home so people can’t sneak up on you.
Make sure the shrubs are tall enough that people cannot just jump over them. They also need to be close together so people can’t walk through them.
This little trick will keep people from sneaking up on you. You will have time to assess the situation and take action before anyone gets to your front door.