When we think about residential security we automatically think of a house, installing locks, Alarm systems, but why forget about the front or back garden?
The garden is the first sight passers-by see and hopefully admire, it should also be the first obstacle for a burglar. An unorganised garden is actually appealing to a burglar as it gives the impression that the homeowner hasn’t organised security measures for their property.
The most effective physical security products are grilles and gates; with the right design they can add character to your home rather than look like a prison cell as well as protect and secure your home. Gates are available in styles to match, with locking and closing mechanism options, so they feel as good to use as they look. You can install electric gates that open with a controller or you can have manual opening gates. Gates can also be installed internally or externally to windows and doors; we also recommend fixing a gate to alleyways or pathways that run alongside yours or a neighbour’s property, to prevent opportunist hiding or accessing the property from the back.
Our gates and grilles are made to measure meaning we make these products to suit our client’s style and home. Click here to organise a free site survey and design the best looking security to for your garden and home.
In the summer month’s there is a rise in bike theft as well as tools, BBQs and garden furniture, we highly advise that these items are locked away securely.
Invest in a garden shed to keep all gardens furniture, tools, toy’s and bikes in. Don’t forget to add quality locks too. If your shed is reasonably close to your home, you can extend your alarm system to cover the shed as well. We have a range of residential alarms to suit your specific needs.
Car theft is also an on-going issue “After two decades of decline, the number of cars stolen in England and Wales rose by 9% in 2015, with 75,656 incidents reported by unlucky motorists.” – England’s Crime Prevention Team. For those who don’t own a garage, we recommend a drive way gate to protect your vehicle and property. Always make sure keys and other valuables are hidden away and out of reach of windows and doors.
For more tips and advice to keep your home secure see our blog