23 Jul Improving your garden security

Your safety is vital, and when it comes to optimising your home’s security, many people forget that their garden can actually be a main deterrent for break ins and theft. Read on below to find out how you can improve your garden security, so that both you and your family have one less thing to worry about. 

Protective gate

The installation of a gate is one of the most effective ways to ensure optimal security, as it will often be the first point of entry to your garden. It creates an extra barrier for any trespassers, particularly when complete with added safety features, such as photocells and safety edges. Many opt for an automated gate, as it makes it considerably harder for intruders to access both your garden and property, whilst giving you some extra privacy. 

Good gate maintenance is key with this additional security method, so make sure that you service your gate regularly; when this is done, you can be rest assured that your garden and outdoor belongings will be kept as secure as can be. 

Light sensors  

Movement activated light sensors are able to detect any unwanted visitors, triggered through the detection of heat waves that are emitted from a moving object, such as a human or an animal. This light will then stay on for a set amount of time, to ensure that any trespassers are made visible for as long as possible. Naturally, this means they are much more likely to make a run for it, rather than carrying on with the crime. 

Security borders

When privacy and security are concerned, bordering off your garden is a safe, yet discreet, method of deterring criminals away from your property. This could be through fencing, hedges, or even by using defensive plants that pack a painful punch such as Agave, Barrel Cactus and Blackthorn. You should also think about the height level of your security borders. It’s recommended that they aren’t easy to climb over, but not so high that it eradicates any visibility – it’s a tricky balance! When a criminal knows they are in plain view, your garden will automatically become less appealing. 

Lock up your outdoor valuables

If your garden is home to expensive valuables, such as lawnmowers, bikes and BBQs, keep them locked up in a shed to avoid tempting trespassers. To optimise your garden shed’s security, it’s a good idea to regularly check for any structural damage that could encourage a break-in. You could also attach an alarm that will quickly alert you to a break in, with the addition of a CCTV camera for extra protection. 

If you would like advice on how to improve your garden security, get in contact with our team of experts today. Based on your preferences, we have plenty of gate designs for you to choose from that will give you the privacy you need, whilst offering optimum safety and security for you and your family.