Many homeowners don’t realise that ensuring your garden and outbuildings offers an important way to prevent burglars from getting into your home. In this blog post we’ll offer advice on simple steps you can take to secure the perimeter of your property, helping to safeguard your home in the process.
Home security from the outside in
When thinking about home security it’s important to take into consideration not only how much protection your garden and perimeter has, but also whether any outbuildings such as a shed or outbuilding have adequate security. Shed and garage security is an issue which we’ve covered in previous blog posts so we won’t go into too much detail here; just to remind you that security alarms and lighting offers effective ways to provide outbuildings with additional security.
So, what can be done to improve the security of your garden and outside areas? Firstly, if you have a front garden, make sure that the boundary is low as tall fences, hedges or overgrown planting offer places for burglars to hide.
If you don’t have a side gate make sure you have one installed and that it is fitted with a lock which should be secured at all times. Leaving gates unsecured gives burglars a chance to easily access your home without being detected by neighbours or passers-by.
High rear and side boundaries are the ideal, with fences or hedges higher than 1.8 metres. In addition, planting plants with thorns offers additional protection, as does lightweight trellis which makes it harder for burglars to climb over.
Gravel driveways and paths are well worth considering as the sound of gravel underfoot makes it harder for burglars to move around undetected. Furthermore, installing security lighting also makes it harder for burglars to approach your home without being seen.
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For additional advice on the best ways to protect your home from crime, get in touch with FirstEye, your home security installation specialists in Leeds.