I thought I get the sage like advice of Arrse members on a little problem my sister and brother-in law have at the moment....don't all get excited, it's nothing to do with bedroom antics! They've had on 3 occasions, kids (16 - 18 years olds) scaling their garden wall, one of which led to a mountain bike being nicked (which they didn't report as the friend it belonged to who was round there at the time, didn't think there was much point and it was an old bike). The other time my brother-in law was having a cratfy smoke outside one evening as a kid dopped down into the garden, but he was like a f*cking mountain goat and back over the 7ft wall in seconds when he heard my bother-in law shout. The latest incident was yesterday, when my wife was round there babysitting their nippers for the day and a neighbour came over to say he had just shouted at some kids (same ones?) who were casing the place and about to scale the wall. Now there isn't much to pinch from the garden...a kids trampoline (which might draw some attention as they drag it down the street!) and a few kid's toys. The only other thing is that they are building an extension on their house and maybe they thought there were tools about or that the house would be unsecure. Whether these kids are chancing it, whether they thought there may be more bikes or whether it is locals kids who have been watching the place and seen something they like, who knows??? What I'm after is advice on a couple of things - how can the garden be made more secure? Is old fashion glass along the wall top allowed these days? Would they get away with fixing gripper rod down? I've already discounted the use of razor wire, as I'm sure a local PCSO might have a field day! Anybody used anything like anti vandal paint, can it be applied to brickwork (and not look a mess)? And finally.... I just know if I was there the temptation to grip one of these chavs and hold him tightly by the neck while Mr Plod bimbles round to the house would be too much to resist, but we all know the likely outcome and who'd get charged with holding someone against their will etc!