Garden security is not something most of us think about when it comes to protection for our home and contents.
When it comes to home security, we usually think about the inside of our homes. While you do need to make sure that the inside of your home is protected, don’t forget about your garden security! The backyard area with barbecues, patio furniture, bikes, and even the gazebo, can be a prime target for thieves. Try these tips to burglar-proof your yard.
Garden Security : Light Sensors
Motion light sensors are useful when it comes to giving you extra security for your garden or backyard area. Lighting is particularly helpful if you have a heavily foliaged area. As soon as motion is detected, the light will turn on and stay on from 1 to 20 seconds, depending on the timer you have set. The light will then automatically shut itself off unless it continues to detect motion.
Sensor lights are normally inexpensive to install which is great because they are excellent deterrents. Be sure to position the lights to cover sidewalks leading to any door. You can also aim lights at stairways, patio areas, and decks. And, of course, at any entryway to the house or garden.
Garden Security : Protect Outside Belongings
Do not keep your ladders outside! If you do, chain or padlock them. A ladder can be used to gain entry to second story windows. So try and keep them indoors or locked away in your shed or garage.
Put tools away after you’ve used them. Lock them in away in your shed or in an enclosed garage area. Tools like hammers, pry bars, and screwdrivers are not only expensive, but they could also be used against you by a burglar.
Use a chain or a cable to lock down your patio furniture; it may sound extreme, but as they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
It’s also a good idea to take pictures of your outdoor belongings or anything of value in the garden.
Garden Security : Install Strong Fences
The more difficult the fences are to climb or break through, the better they will be at preventing thieves. A fence around your backyard needs to be strong, and the top should be high. A picket fence with sharp points or a chain-link fence are also good choices. You can find many other options at The Fencing Store.
Garden Security : Advertise Your Alarm System
An alarm system is most likely your best bet to preventing theft. While you may not be able to have an alarm system in your backyard, you can make sure a burglar knows that your home is protected with a security system. If you want to let a burglar know that you have an alarm, here are the best way to make it clear:
*Making cameras visible. Under eaves or in doorways are good places to put a camera.
*Posting neighborhood watch signs.
*Putting up signs or stickers on the windows with your security company’s name prominently displayed.
Your garden can be a vulnerable place so make sure you go to the right lengths in protecting your property.
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