It is a well known fact that the average domestic garage is a literal treasure trove of valuable items such as power tools, mowers, bikes and many other expensive household essentials and as a result they are commonly targeted by criminals looking to make some easy money through little effort.
Do you live in an area that has a high crime rate? Would your home benefit from improved levels of privacy and security without having to compromise on aesthetic appeal? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then keep reading to learn about the beneficial reasons for installing gates and fencing around the perimeter of your residential property.
If in doubt, keep them out!
The majority of people who call at your home will be genuine. However sometimes people can turn up unannounced with the intention of gaining access to your property by tricking you into letting them into your home. This tactic is known as ‘distraction burglaries’ or ‘bogus callers’, whose only aim is to gain access into your home to steal money or valuables. You should always be cautious when someone calls at the door that you do not know!
Security expert assess property following a burglary through conservatory and marks it out of ten…
Remember insurance doesn’t often pay out on unlocked property. So make sure all of your property is securely locked and your belongings inside. Summer time is especially busy for ‘crooks’. Always have house doors and windows locked but only use deadlocks when you aren’t in the house. Garages and sheds need to be locked at all times.
You can be pro-active and implement simple safeguards to avoid opportunistic thefts
. These thieves prefer items that are easy to carry and or are easiest to part with for cash.