The Perils of Privacy
Privacy gates and fences might make you feel more secure, but in fact they often provide hiding spots and cover for thieves who want to force entry into your home.
The same traits that allow fences to give you privacy from the outside world can allow an intruder to be unseen as he forces entry.Of course, the layout of every home and property is unique.
But if possible, plan your privacy fencing so that at least the main entryway is visible from the street. Doors are by far the most common entry point for criminals, and a highly visible door makes their job more difficult. Even better is a reinforced door.