Securing your Home and Garden

 Securing Home and Garden

Securing Home and Garden
 Securing Home and Garden

During the summer months we spend a lot of time outside and away from our house, whether it’s going on holiday or taking a day trip – or even at the bottom of the garden! When you are taking a trip, often you are so preoccupied with packing and organising, the security of your house can sometimes be the least of your worries. However, the rate of burglaries rise during the summer months because we are away from our houses – so it’s important to make sure your property is as secure as possible. Locking your door is often not enough to prevent criminals from breaking in and entering your property, so it really is worth taking those extra precautions to ensure your property is as safe as possible.

You will most likely lock your door every time you leave your house; it becomes a habit that is hard to forget. But have you stopped to actually look at how strong and safe your lock is? Or even looked at your door and hinges? Locking your door is all well and good but if your lock and hinges are weak, it wouldn’t take much to break the door down. So first and foremost check your doors. Also, look at your house from the outside and see if you can enter it through another entrance. If you can spot any weaknesses, a criminal almost certainly will be able to. Invest in a home security system, and make sure you know how to use it effectively – this is usually a big deterrent to robbers, however if you haven’t set it correctly you could still end up losing out.

Another area of your property which may be lacking in security is your garden. Outbuildings are often forgotten about when it comes to security, which is vital as we often keep expensive equipment in garages, garden sheds and even greenhouses. As with your house, check locks and door hinges to make sure they are sturdy. With sheds and green houses, it’s also worth checking the roofs as these are a common way for burglars to break into these types of buildings. An important area of your garden to check is your fencing. Make sure your fence is secure, and you could also grow prickly bushes at the bottom of the fence to deter burglars from jumping over.

Coming back from a trip or a day out to find that your home had been burgled would be a terrible scene to return to, so making sure your home and garden are safe will give you peace of mind. Checking these areas of your property will hopefully save you a lot of time and trouble in the future.

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