Everyone wants their home to be as secure as possible. This means that the whole family can relax in comfort knowing that they and their possessions are safe. You might think that giving your house extra security is a complicated process, but it really doesn’t have to be.
Here at Sheriff Fencing & Gates, we have a range of gates which will keep your property secure. Read our helpful guide about simple and effective ways to make your home safe.
Install Gates On Your Driveway
The driveway is one of the most vulnerable parts of your property because people can walk right up to your car or front door if a gate isn’t in place. Install sturdy steel gates in order to increase the security of the front of your property. This will prevent anyone from getting close your house. These gates can be installed with a security password, which means that you will need to key in a special code to open it.
Gates can also be installed between the house and the garden. This will prevent any potential burglars from sneaking around the side of the house and getting through a door or a window that faces onto the backyard.
Put Up a Sturdy Fence
Your garden is another vulnerable area of your house, and people may attempt to jump over hedges in order to gain access to the back of the property. The simplest solution to this security problem is to erect a tall garden fence. These fences can be fitted with motion sensors, which will trigger an alarm if anyone tries to get over. The fences can also be painted with anti-climb tar, which will cause any potential burglars to lose their grip and fall down.
Install Security Cameras
A fully-equipped CCTV system will ensure that every corner of the house, both inside and out, will be under constant surveillance. High-quality cameras can potentially cost a lot of money, but don’t compromise by trying to find “bargain basement” alternatives. Using poor-quality CCTV could make your house less secure. It could also be harder to prosecute burglars if the images are not completely clear.
Buy a Guard Dog
A dog is a great addition to the family and can be a companion for children. These dogs can also act as guards who will chase away any unfamiliar people who are trying to break into your house. Put a kennel at the front of the house so the dog can keep a watchful eye over everything whilst the rest of your family are fast asleep in bed.
Replace Old Windows
Old windows with damaged locks can be easily broken into. If your windows have seen better days, it is a good idea to have brand-new double glazing installed so that your property becomes much more secure.
Hopefully, this article has given you some useful security tips. If you need fences putting up, contact Sheriff Fencing now!