The importance of providing adequate security around the home is something that homeowners should not underestimate. A home that looks to be well secured when viewed from the street will dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim of theft. With a whole host of measures available to achieve this other than simply having strong windows and doors installed. Boundaries to the property To ensure that all boundaries to the property should are well protected the installation of high fencing that is difficult to climb over, thick hawthorn hedges or high wall create a tough barrier to any would be thief.
Installing metal driveway gates to the entrance of your property will also create not only a physical barrier to anyone wanting to gain access to your home but also a psychological one. Driveway gates are available in a wide range of widths, materials, designs and finishes. For convenience automated gates are becoming very popular as they are very simple to use and in addition to creating additional security will also increase the aesthetic appeal of the property.
Side entrances If your home has a pedestrian access point other than the main driveway, ensure this is also well protected using a high quality gate. It is amazing how this small measure will create a real psychological barrier to any passer-by. Rear Entrances This is generally quite a vulnerable point as it will probably be in a fairly quite area of the property. It is essential that a strong gate is installed and is securely padlocked at all times other than when the homeowner requires access. The gate should also be as high and as difficult to climb as is possible. Garages and Outbuildings Ensure that any valuables are securely locked away inside the garage.
If the garage is attached the house and the home can be accessed through it then it is essential that high security garage doors are installed. Likewise with any sheds or outbuildings, if valuable garden equipment is stored there, ensure the door is padlocked. Theft from garden sheds has been a major problem for many years as most homeowners do not even bother to lock them.
Garden To restrict access to the rear of the property install garden gates . As with the rear access points, garden gates should be well secured at all times. Available in a wide range of designs and finishes they will also create a nice design addition to the home.