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If your yard is surrounded by a gate or fence you want to make sure they are kept closed and locked. An open gate serves no purpose. If you have children this is a good way to keep them safe by stopping them from wandering out of the yard without an adult.
These enclosures also act as a good deterrent and compliment your alarm system. A fence that requires a burglar to climb or spend time unlocking is the first barrier they encounter. Don't let them through it easily. Often enough that extra time to unlock or climb will discourage a would-be thief.
Fences and gates are big parts of outdoor security systems. Planting bushes behind them is helpful, too. Always keep them in good repair. This does not mean you have to make your house into a fortress and booby-trap your lawn. You're not defending the Alamo or securing Alcatraz.
Consult your wireless security provider on how to use you landscaping in conjunction with the system you have purchased. Remember though, gates are not sufficient by themselves. Even if you live in a gated community, there are ways through these. That is why you should have an alarm system installed. When a burglar has to jump through hoop after hoop it is much more likely they will quit and call it a day.