Read this article first about security. Chose from the myriad of various sensors and plant a classy hedge. Smart hedge:) Just think about the cost. It will be 1000 times more secure. Seriously, the above-mentioned article first. The hedges maintenance would cost little in the long run. It might last hundreds of years and the only thing that you are supposed to do is to cut the branches once or twice a year. Brick or concrete walls will deteriorate heavily in 10 to 20 years. If you and your children will not renew/repair it over and over again the house will fall into a state of disrepair and will look abandoned.
It won’t look new at all. You’ll have to repair it over and over again. Meanwhile an old hedge brings a classy … “old money” aristocratic look to everything. Choosing the hedge will decrease the temperatures in the summer with at least 15C. Pairing it with micro clover instead of grass will lower the temperatures even more. Concrete and brick capture all of the heat and will radiate it back into your garden. Read about the battery and thermal mass. The hedge purifies air …blocks dust and noises. It regenerates every few months. Just look at this pictures on pinterest and decide for yourself.